Kingsley House, a United Way Community Impact Partner, nationally renowned as the oldest Settlement House in the South, has served more than half a million people since it was founded in 1896. Today, nearly, 7,000 infants, children, youth, parents and disabled and elderly from throughout Southeast Louisiana participate annually in a comprehensive array of nationally accredited and state certified programs.

Our mission — “Kingsley House educates children, strengthens families and builds community” — remains vital to this day. Each year, we provide nationally accredited and state certified programs to thousands of infants, children, youth, parents, senior citizens and medically fragile adults from throughout Southeastern Louisiana.

Our Values

  • Integrity, transparency and excellence
  • Best practices and evidence-based programs
  • Powerful partnerships with all stakeholders that are strategic and meaningful
  • Cultural sensitivity and diversity
  • Services that build self-sufficiency and independence
  • Raising the bar on excellence in human services by increasing the visibility of what excellence is and how to achieve it

Our Operating Principles

  • Nationally accredited and recognized programs that provide positive results in a nurturing environment
  • Education and advocacy on issues affecting children, families, seniors, and community
  • Fiscally responsible programs and agency operations
  • A focus on measuring results and documenting success

Continuous Quality Improvement

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Established in 1896

Legacy of Eleanor McMain

Early Programs

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The Kingsley House Family Includes:

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Office Locations


Employment Opportunities

  • Health Insurance –BCBS-Louisiana
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance 100% Paid by Employer
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 100% Paid by Employer
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)