To promote healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit in the Tremé/7th Ward and Greater New Orleans community by offering academic, cultural, and arts enrichment; and healthy lifestyle education.


Anna’s Place NOLA is a place of peace where children realize their potential and families and the community are nurtured so that poverty and violence no longer make their home among us.


On the edge of the Tremé and Seventh Ward neighborhoods in New Orleans, the area Anna’s Place NOLA serves, ranks 10th among the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city.  High rates of poverty, unemployment, lack of education, poor healthcare and homelessness create a toxic gumbo.

Comparative Demographics


Sources: https://www.nola.com/archive/ and https://www.datacenterresearch.org/

In 2019, 83% of the schools in New Orleans were reported as failing and juvenile crimes doubled.  The children and youth in our programs are:

  • 100% black/African American or biracial
  • 99% qualify for free or reduced school lunch
  • Many read below grade levels
  • Most are single-parent families, some are being raised by grandparent(s)

Many of our food pantry families barely survive on disability or social security checks and receive a small SNAP (food stamps) subsidy.  Some have lost their jobs or fallen on hard times.  All run out of food before the end of the month.

Follow these links for more information about St. Anna’s Episcopal Church or our Dodwell House Community Center in-progress.

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