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Who We Help

Women who are 21 or older, homeless, unaccompanied and in need of a structured environment, can call Lindy’s Place home.

Ideal candidates for the program must demonstrate the potential and commitment to securing meaningful full-time employment.  Candidates must have the desire, as well as, mental, physical and emotional stability to reach the goal of self-sufficiency.  It is essential that residents are drug and alcohol free, at least six months, before entering the program.  Those with mental illness must comply with medication schedules.

We believe that beautiful surroundings inspire progress and growth. The atmosphere at Lindy’s is light, airy, warm and designed in a way to aid women in developing all aspects of their lives.  Three to five women share a bedroom.  There is a community room that includes a well-stocked library, computers, wide-screen TV and various recreational games.  Various exercise equipment, with videos, is available to help women achieve physical well-being.

Lindy’s Place is designed to be a home rather than a shelter or institution.  Located at First and Baronne Streets in a revitalized Uptown neighborhood, Lindy’s Place occupies a renovated 1879 building that was once a school.

Our Founders, Staff, Organization

Sr. Clarita Bourque (l.) and Lindy Boggs (r.)

Founded in 1992, Lindy’s Place is the fulfillment of a dream envisioned by Sr. Clarita Bourque, MSC, who has spent her career in non-profit developments.  Sr. Clarita saw the great need for a residence to house homeless, unaccompanied women.  Many other members of the community helped this dream become a reality.

Lindy’s Place is named in honor of former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, a vocal and influential advocate for women, who helped the poor and homeless of New Orleans throughout her life.

All members of our staff have stellar professional qualifications, as well as, a commitment to helping women change their lives permanently.  Working as a team, the Executive Director, Case Manager, Resident Advisors and others, create an atmosphere that fosters stability and wellness.

Lindy’s Place has various funding sources.  Principal operational funds come from a collaborative federal, state and city block grant under the direction of Unity of Greater New Orleans.  Additional funds come from private foundations and generous citizens in our community.

As a non-profit organization, Lindy’s Place is governed by a Board of Directors, concerned New Orleans citizens who represent all walks of life.



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