The Community and Supportive Services Program (CSSP) offers comprehensive community-based services in New Orleans that repair the social fabric of the community and invest in family capital. Our community services connect individuals and families to community social services that support personal growth, enhance knowledge, increase awareness, promote self-sufficiency and supports the overall well-being of the individual, families and ultimately the community. CSSP offers a holistic approach to assist individuals and families of the newly developed Columbia Parc at the Bayou District and Heritage Senior Residences (formerly the St. Bernard Public Housing Development) to maintain self-sufficiency. In addition, our commitment to community building has grown beyond serving residential communities.

Community 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


  • Hundreds of at-risk families and individuals are informed of, or referred to services that support self-sufficiency, increase awareness, enhance knowledge and support overall well-being
  • Single female-headed families receive emergency financial assistance and ongoing support, preventing homelessness and future crises
  • Individuals receive free Vita- Volunteer Tax Assistance services

Contact Info

Terrell Haynes – Program Director – – 504-282-2025