Children and families have been linked to the comprehensive array of programs at Kingsley House, as well as other vital programs and services being provided by fellow social and human service organizations throughout Southeast Louisiana.
- Adult Services
- Community and Supportive Services Program ( CSSP )
- Community Counseling Center
- Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool
- Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center
- Youth Services
- Educare New Orleans
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The Kingsley House Adult Services program, licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, provides day care for senior citizens and medically fragile adults 18 and over. Senior citizens and medically disabled adults thrive when they receive the care and supervision they need. They also enjoy the chance to engage in activities that invigorate the mind and body, and a supportive environment can be extremely beneficial to their overall physical and mental well being.
Participants enjoy stimulating social and recreational activities in a safe and stable environment. Our activities range from weekly bingo games, arts and crafts, and field trips, to live music, movies and birthday celebrations. Our objective is to reduce isolation and promote independence, health and well-being among our participants.
The Adult Services program helps maintain our participants’ well-being by providing 2 nutritious, home-cooked meals and a snack each day, along with on-site health care monitoring provided by our nursing staff. We also have full time social workers to provide case management services and transportation is available to and from the facility.
Participants must be experiencing medical conditions that would require health monitoring or daily supervision to improve their health outcome. Referrals require a current negative Tuberculosis Test (TB) result and a completed Statement of Medical Status (SMS) by their physician.
Adult Services strives to be as cost-effective as possible in delivering the highest quality of care. Kingsley House works closely with participants, caregivers and their families to determine all available payment options. The program accepts State of Louisiana Medicaid Health Care, Community Choices Waiver (CCW) and Veterans Administration. Adult Services is open to all qualifying seniors and medically fragile adults in the community with monthly and daily pay options available.
Through these efforts, seniors and disabled adults maintain and even improve mental and physical health, while caregivers work or attend to housing, insurance, and other important resettlement matters.
- 100% of participants live with families in safe, healthy and supportive environments.
- 84% of participants’ health improved, was maintained at appropriate level or overall health deterioration was delayed.
Paul Metoyer, LMSW
504-523-6221 ext. 131
Services Available at Columbia Parc
- Employment Assistance
- Household Management
- Budgeting and Money Management
- Life Skills Seminars
- GED Preparation
- Public Support and Housing Assistance
- Referral Services
- Assist residents with maintaining self-sufficiency
- Successful reintegration into the community
- Provide support to ensure that residents engage in necessary resources
- 208 participants were connected to needed community resources, including: workforce development training, financial literacy, first-time homebuyer preparation, customer service training, computer skills, rental and utility assistance, parent support groups, hurricane preparedness, tutoring, academic support and enrichment activities for youth, resources for senior citizens and various family support services.
- Community building activities provided throughout the year included: family movie nights in the Columbia Parc theater, resident bingo, and special events. Youth development focused activities included baton twirling classes, storytelling, school backpacks/school supply giveaway and a college tour to the Naval Academy STEM program.
- 39 indigent women and their families facing houses and utility crises received emergency financial assistance through the CSSP Emergency Homeless Prevention Fund. All of these households were provided with financial management and resource building training to prevent recurrence of similar problems in the future.
Harmony House Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center
The Harmony House addresses the needs of parents, children, the courts and the communities of New Orleans and the surrounding areas by providing a safe, supportive, environment for supervised visitation and monitored exchanges with equal regard for parent and child safety.
Who Can Use the Service?
Services are offered for parents who have been court ordered to access supervised visitations and exchange services. We also accept volunteer or self-referred clients.
How Do I Access this Service?
An intake appointment must be scheduled before the visitation or exchange is scheduled. A registration packet must be completed by both the custodial parent and non-custodial parent and then an intake appointment is scheduled. The packet may be downloaded below and completed before coming to the intake appointment. You must mail a completed registration packet with a copy of your identification and a copy of the court order setting supervised visitation or exchanges to: Harmony House, CSSP 1600 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. You may call 504-523-6221 or 504-282-2424 to check the status of your application after the completed packet is mailed. All interviews and services are made by appointment only.
Hours of Operation
Visits and Exchanges will be scheduled between:
- Friday: 5PM and 9PM
- Saturday: 10AM and 6PM
- Sunday: 10AM and 6PM
A law enforcement officer is present during visitation and exchanges hours.
Receive the Support you Need at the CCC!
Kingsley House’s Community Counseling Center (CCC) offers therapeutic interventions to individuals, families and children to promote overall mental health and well-being. Master’s level social workers and licensed counselors assist individuals and families with learning the skills needed to become their own best problem solvers, communicate more effectively and improve their overall well-being. Therapeutic intervention for depression, anxiety, grief/loss and anger management, as well as marriage and family counseling, can be provided in the home or at our New Orleans east, or Uptown office location. . The CCC also offers play therapy for children through age 5.
The program is open to everyone and there is a flexible fee scale based on income level. We also accept Medicaid / Bayou Health. All intake appointments are no charge to ensure fit and agreement to services. Therapists will discuss sliding fee scale and agree to fees during the initial intake session.
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Services are provided to more than 1,000 families a year and 86% of participants made significant positive changes in their emotional well-being and ability to maintain a healthy and supportive living environment.
Karen A. Chustz, MSW
Program Officer Community Services
504-523-6221 ext. 126
For over 100 years, Kingsley House has been at the forefront of early education and quality child care in Louisiana. In fact, Kingsley House launched the very first kindergarten and summer school programs in the state. Our nationally accredited, historic Preschool and Early Head Start programs currently provide a dynamic, comprehensive array of academic and social enrichment activities, along with essential health and supportive services for 216 children and their families. With a wait list that ranges between 200 to 300 children, we continue our diligent efforts to add more early education space to our existing facilities, as well as the potential for new classroom construction to accommodate the needs of these children and their families.
The Kingsley House Head Start program prepares preschool children for successful academic careers by using innovative methods to make learning how to read and write a fun activity. Our curriculum-based instruction is centered on facilitating an age-appropriate environment that allows children to learn through hands-on exploration and interaction.The program also encourages parents to participate in building strong academic foundations for their children.
We also help build the capacity of parents and encourage them to participate in building strong academic foundations for their children through regular meetings, ongoing communication, and advocacy activities. In addition, the Head Start program supports families by serving as a safe and stimulating full day child care for working parents.
Early Head Start
Like Head Start, Early Head Start shares the approach of developing solid learning skills at a young age. These cognitive and behavioral skills play a vital role as young children begin to grow up. With our youngest participants only six weeks old, we are dedicated to extending the Kingsley House brand of quality educational childcare to infants and toddlers.
The Early Head Start program provides quality child care, educational and recreational services to infants and toddlers between the ages of 6 weeks to 2 years. Our Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care includes dramatic play, music, books, puzzles and art. These activities help promote interest among parents in the activities planned for their children. We also actively engage parents to participate in their child’s education and recognize the importance of regular attendance to the foundation of their child’s educational career. Many of the children who complete the Early Head Start program at Kingsley House transition to our Head Start preschool.
- 94% of of infants met their developmental milestones in the areas of: gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, self-help, social and emotional skills.
- 90% of preschoolers (3-5 years old) met their developmental milestones in the areas of cognitive, communication, personal, social and motor skills.
- 96% of Early Head Start parents and 77% of Head Start parents worked full-time outside of the home or were enrolled in school.
- Each year, Kingsley House provides more than 442,681 hours of safe and stimulating full-day child development services.
Yolanda T. Motley
Deputy Program Officer for Children’s Services
504-523-6221 ext. 135
For more information, please contact Karen Chustz at 504-523-6221 ext. 125.
Our Youth Services program provides daily after school educational enrichment, psychosocial skills building, creative arts and recreational activities for youth between the ages of 5 to 17. With an emphasis on cultivating respect for self, others and surroundings, we help kids succeed in school while supporting parents and caregivers.
After-School Day Care
Kingsley House Youth Services program provides daily after-school tutoring, mentoring, arts and crafts, drug and violence prevention, and recreational activities to over 200 children between the ages of 5 to 12 at Ben Franklin Elementary School in Uptown New Orleans and Einstein Charter School in New Orleans East.
Kingsley House continues to operate our historic summer camp for over 300 children ages 5 to 12. Our 8 week, full day camp activities include indoor and outdoor sports and recreation, drama, arts and crafts, swimming, individual and group mental health counseling, academic enrichment (with a special focus on math and reading), drug and violence prevention education, and weekly field trips to fun and exciting locations throughout the area. Summer Camp services are offered at Kingsley House’s main campus and Einstein Charter School in New Orleans East.
- 70% of After School program participants improved their academic performance from the 1st to 4th quarter or maintained an “A” or “B” in reading.
- 85% of After School program participants improved their academic performance from the 1st to 4th quarter or maintained an “A” or “B” in Language Arts.
- 83% of participants improved or maintained proficiency from pre to post-test for awareness and understanding of substance abuse and effective methods of prevention.
504-523-6221 ext. 187
Educare New Orleans
Educare New Orleans, the 19th school opened in the Educare Learning Network and first in the Gulf South, is an early childhood learning program annually serving 168 at-risk children, ages birth to five years. Operated and managed by Kingsley House, Educare New Orleans is part of a broad community redevelopment effort led by the Bayou District Foundation that aims to revitalize an area of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The Educare model works on a foundation of four primary pieces: program, place, partnership and platform. Educare New Orleans is a research-based program that prepares at-risk children for school; a specially-designed place that nurtures early learning and sends a bold message about the value of investing in the first five years; an innovative partnership between the public and private sectors to create a more efficient, more effective early learning program; and a compelling platform to drive change among policymakers, business leaders and early childhood providers by demonstrating what quality early learning looks like.
Educare New Orleans’ Core Features
Full-day, full-year services
- Educare New Orleans is open 12 months a year from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Small class sizes for individual attention
- Infant toddler rooms: 3 teachers : 8 children
- Pre-school rooms: 3 teachers : 17 children
Research-based teaching strategies for best results
- Educare New Orleans works with a research team from Tulane University to collect data that strengthens our program.
- Parents receive communication about their child’s progress
High minimum staff qualifications:
- Master Teachers & Family Support Manager: Master’s degrees
- Lead Teachers & Family Advocate Specialists: Bachelor’s degrees
- Teacher Aides: HS diplomas/GED, Childcare Certifications, and/or CDA
On-site family support
- Family support staff is available to families during all program hours and receive training on strategies to engage and support parents throughout their child’s enrollment.
- Family support staff have small caseloads to provide the highest quality of services to families
Provide continuity of care to help children develop secure relationships
- Children remain with the same teaching team from entry until transition to preschool
- Children are able to work in small groups with a primary caregiver teacher to support individualized instruction and relationship-based work.
Rafel O. Hart
Educare New Orleans
3801 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122