This guide is the result of a partnership between the Common Ground Health Clinic and VOTE (Voice Of The Ex-offender). Over the years the guide has grown into a comprehensive document with over 300 listings of agencies providing social services across Greater New Orleans.

Developed in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically-high murder rate. The re-entry resource guide contains listings for housing, employment, education, legal aid/advocacy, mental health, nutrition assistance, and substance abuse counseling. More information on NOLA FOR LIFE can be found at www.nolaforlife.org

Re-entry information from the Louisiana Department of Correction can be found at http://doc.louisiana.gov/reentry-programming

Career guide and employment resources from Fiscal Tiger can be found at https://www.fiscaltiger.com/job-help-for-felons/

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