Homeless Assistance Program

Algiers Charter believes that all students deserve the best possible education. We work with a variety of groups and organizations to eliminate educational barriers that homeless students may face. Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Algiers Charter works with eligible families to provide services such as:

  • Breakfast and lunch programs
  • Transportation services
  • Tutoring programs
  • ESL programs
  • After-school programs
  • Summer programs

Students and families who believe they may be eligible for services should contact the Algiers Charter’s homeless liaison, Duwanna Burse.

Duwanna Burse, LMSW
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504-302-7009
504-655-6451

Ways to Help

You can help make a difference for our families in need. We are always in need of the following items:

  • Food vouchers/ Gift cards
  • School uniforms
  • School supplies
  • Children’s clothing (esp. coats, socks, & underwear)
  • Gas cards
  • Monetary donations

For more information on how to help or to make a monetary donation, please contact Duwana Burse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Resources

Covenant House New Orleans
611 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-584-1111

The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans
4500 S. Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-899-4569

Second Harvest Food Pantry
611 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-734-1322

New Orleans Mission
1129 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-523-2116