Residents in our transitional house live rent-free for 3-6 months. Residents are provided meals and clothing, and easy access to our office (right next door) where they receive case management, peer mentorship, legal services, and even support with starting small businesses!


Upon completion of the program all clients/residents are considered alumni, and like the founders, are expected to remain involved and to “pay it forward.”

In 2018, in partnership with The Office of Jonathan Tate  we began working on designing our next transitional house.  With the input of current and former residents we designed an 8 bed home with space for a social enterprise to put our residents to work. The house will be constructed on a lot we have leased from the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, located directly next door to our office.

We will be breaking ground in the fall of 2019.

We Need Your Help!

We envision a world where prior incarceration is not a barrier to secure housing, employment, and community engagement & acceptance. Please consider donating to help us pursue this vision.

The First 72+ is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your generous donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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