27May 2015

As a board member, Dr. Jack Andonie is working to raise a half-million dollars to fund operating expenses for Hotel Hope, a homeless shelter to be located in Broadmoor in the former St. Matthias Convent. “Thinking about women and children living on the streets really bothered me. It really got to my conscience,” the retired […]

05May 2015

    Casie Duplechain, executive director of Friends of City Park, was glued to her computer screen. She couldn’t believe what was happening: the numbers just kept getting higher and higher. It was GiveNOLA Day 2014, 24 hours spent raising money online for nonprofit organizations around New Orleans. The campaign had started at midnight, and […]

01Apr 2015

Catholic Foundation Donors Transform Lives with Hope Catholic Foundation donors are transforming the lives of homeless women and children into journeys of hope, stability, employment and self-sufficiency. Donors have given $300,000 to establish Hotel Hope which will make it possible for families with children to thrive and grow to be the best people God has […]

31Dec 2014

A two-story building at the corner of South Broad and General Taylor streets in Broadmoor has sat empty for nearly a decade after being flooded with more than 8 feet of water following Hurricane Katrina. For many in the community it is an eyesore, but a nonprofit group dedicated to helping homeless women with children […]

19Dec 2014

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hurricane Katrina’s flooding in 2005 may have risen to 8 feet inside the former St. Matthias Convent, but the Gulf waters did not drown the faith and hope that remain here. A decade after its near-destruction, the 8,000-square-foot building will be transformed in 2015 into Hotel Hope, a […]

12Aug 2014

An outreach ministry that will offer short-term, hotel-style lodging to homeless mothers and their children will commence next year in the former St. Matthias Convent on the grounds of Blessed Trinity Parish in Broadmoor. Located at 4222 South Broad St., next to St. Matthias Church, the two-story, beige-brick hub will be called Hotel Hope. It […]