New Orleans

New Orleans expands community partners’ presence and outreach while providing relationships by bringing together local churches, organizations, and community members through service projects, youth events, and community outreach. CrossRoads Missions provides programming expertise, staffing, funding, volunteers, materials, and other essentials to local partners with identified community needs.

More About New Orleans

New Orleans is located in Southeastern Louisiana and is the 50th largest city in the United States. Our center of operation is in Arabi, a community situated in St. Bernard Parish. In addition to being very active in St. Bernard, the focus of our ministry also extends to the inner-city neighborhoods of Desire, St. Roch, Bywater, Gentilly, and the surrounding areas. New Orleans is a proud and culturally diverse town.

People here tend to be close-knit, family-oriented, and very laid back — hence the city’s nickname, “The Big Easy.” We have a rich, robust culture known for its food and music and religious beliefs and celebrations.

Area Demographics

New Orleans Population: approx. 391,000 people (Pre-Katrina: 455,000)
25.4% of the population lives below the poverty level
Median household income: $38,721

Examples of Programming

-Renovation of homes that were damaged by Katrina and other hurricanes and weather events
-Renovation of office buildings
-Maintaining the long-running Capstone Community Gardens
-Organizing and participating in summer programs for neighborhood children
-Serving the homeless in New Orleans
-Maintaining community parks in St. Bernard Parish
-Renovating the Perrin House, which provides lodging for individuals beginning or currently serving in New Orleans
-Constructing a new youth room for The Gathering, a community center in Arabi
-Assisting inner-city outreaches, as well as new church plants

Our Partners

We have established a thriving network of ministry partners, all of whom are dedicated to serving the city with their own specific expertise, skillset, and passions. We assist individual homeowners and trusted housing development programs that seek to lower housing costs in their neighborhood. The during summer programs, we work with at-risk youth and strive to get them “a step ahead” for school through ongoing academic programs. The New Orleans Mission houses and serves food to 150-200 individuals per day and provides various programs to help people get back on their feet. Other projects include gardens, parks, schools, churches, and much more.

St. Roch Community Church
The Gathering community center in Arabi, LA
Rebuild Church and Ministries
Abundance of Desire, a community organization focused on holistic improvements
Capstone Community Gardens
New Orleans Mission homeless shelter
Camp Hope, a volunteer base camp in St. Bernard Parish
Thrive NOLA, providing affordable housing, job training, and business training
Launch NOLA, which seeks to empower and coach local entrepreneurs in New Orleans
Homer Plessy Community School

The Details

Come join us for a week-long mission experience. Serve alongside our partners and us as we seek to build community together through serving the city. We have skilled staff that will lead you in meaningful projects, programs, and times of praise, study, and fellowship. The participant fee covers construction supplies, projects, outreach activities, meals, lodging, and devotional materials. Trips are open to all ages, and family groups are welcome.

The Cost

New Orleans – Standard Trips – $400.