NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Local nonprofit Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans is celebrating World Homeless Day by giving back to the community on Friday, Oct. 6.
The event will feature hot lunches, haircuts, clothing and hygiene kits. It will also serve as an opportunity for the community to interact with local leaders and address issues regarding homelessness.
“World Homeless Day is a day that reminds us of how much work we still must do. I want to remind everyone that housing is healthcare, and it will take the full community to tackle the issues of homelessness together,” said Director of the City of New Orleans Office Homeless Services and Strategy Nathaniel Fields.
The event will be held at the TAS home office at 1530 Gravier St. from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
To date, TAS has worked to provide more than 8,000 services to 600 people experiencing homelessness in 2022.
The event will also offer health screenings, Medicare enrollment assistance, mental health services, drug and alcohol treatment support and flu and COVID-19 vaccines.