Helping Families, Communities, and Businesses To Thrive

Through our Affordable Housing, Small Business Training, Thrift Store, and Community Center
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Small Business Graduates From Launch NOLA's Business Academy

Neighbors Served at Restoration Thrift in 2019

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Average % That Thrive Housing Rents Units Below Market Rate

Local leaders supported and developed at T9 in their first year of operation

Everybody Deserves The Opportunity to Thrive

Yet our world’s broken systems, past hurts and personal setbacks, and systemic racism have left many in our city feeling stuck in a cycle of simply surviving.

If you, like us believe that all people were designed to thrive, we invite you to join us in our mission to help families, communities, and businesses across New Orleans to Thrive.

How We Help Our City Thrive

Thrive New Orleans’ Four Pillar Programs


Community Center


Thrift Store

Small Business
Training & Support


Affordable Housing & Rentals

Thrive New Orleans’
Pillar Programs

Thrive 9th Ward

 

Thrive 9th Ward (T9) provides a safe, fun space for community members to grow together, and creates opportunities for neighbors to grow personally and professionally through summer camps, youth programs, sports and rec programming, and workforce training.

Thrive 9th Ward

 

Thrive 9th Ward (T9) provides a safe, fun space for community members to grow together, and creates opportunities for neighbors to grow personally and professionally through summer camps, youth programs, sports and rec programming, and workforce training.

Launch NOLA

 

In New Orleans, only 2% of all sales go to minority owned businesses. Launch NOLA’s mission is to change that.

Launch NOLA helps entrepreneurs overcome barriers to starting and growing a business through a Business Academy, Coaching, Workshops, and Connection to a

Restoration Thrift

 

We believe that everyone, regardless of income, deserves to be able to shop for their families with dignity and pride.

As the rising cost of living puts pressure on our neighbors and their families, Restoration Thrift provides high-quality affordable goods with 5-star service.

Restoration Thrift

 

We believe that everyone, regardless of income, deserves to be able to shop for their families with dignity and pride.

As the rising cost of living puts pressure on our neighbors and their families, Restoration Thrift provides high-quality affordable goods with 5-star service.

Affordable Housing

 

Over the past 15 years, rent has increased up to 50% in New Orleans neighborhoods, displacing residents, and uprooting communities.

Thrive Housing provides affordable housing and commercial rentals, along with intentional support and community to help stabilize families and neighborhoods.

Relational Action: Collective Impact

We believe that progress moves at the speed of trust. That’s why, for the past 11 years we have been committed to building real relationships with the people and communities we have the privelege to know and serve.

The communities our staff serves are the same communities we call home. Our neighbors are not “clients” , but our families, church members, and friends.

We believe that holistic change and real community transformation takes place when we walk on our journey together, intentionally and relationally.

George's Story

Bravely Rebuilding a New Life Together

 

At the age of 17, George was wrongfully convicted of murdering his best friend. Even after his friends family pleaded with the court that he was innocent, George was sentenced to life in prison.

We met George several years ago, when, after 30 years in prison, he was released with the help of the New Orleans Innocence Project.

As our staff has built a relationship with George, we’ve had the opportunity to support him as he rebuilds a better life for himself and his loves ones.

Today, George is a proud graduate of Launch NOLA Green, where he further developed his skills as a business owner, and expanded his landscape business to incorporate Stormwater Management techniques.

Through our relationship with George, we were able to connect him with Thrive Housing to help provide an apartment with a yard to safely store his landscaping equipment. When not at a job site or his apartment, George can even be found helping out at Restoration Thrift from time to time.

George’s journey from suriving to thriving continues to inspire us as we continue to support him and others. We are grateful to get to serve neighbors and friends like him.

When You Invest in Thrive New Orleans, You Invest in The Lives of Local Leaders Like George.

Hear What Community Members Are Saying About Thrive’s Work

Phyllis Cassidy

Thrive New Orleans is one of the few nonprofits I know who empower those they serve through real relationships. They care deeply about each person they serve, and go above and beyond to support them holistically. And their intentional, relational approach has proven to create real, lasting impact on the individuals, families, businesses, and communities that Thrive serves. -Phyllis

Phyllis Cassidy

Thrive New Orleans is one of the few nonprofits I know who empower those they serve through real relationships. They care deeply about each person they serve, and go above and beyond to support them holistically. And their intentional, relational approach has proven to create real, lasting impact on the individuals, families, businesses, and communities that Thrive serves. -Phyllis

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Thrive New Orleans
1433 North Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA. 70116

Phone: 504.564.7739