For nearly 125 years, Kingsley House has improved the lives of families throughout our community.
Whether helping Irish and German immigrants settle in New Orleans during the end of the 19th century, providing children and families with educational and recreational opportunities throughout the 20th century, or helping residents resettle after Hurricane Katrina in the 21st century, we remained invested in our community. Since our founding, Kingsley House has actively identified problems facing the community and worked together with key stakeholders in the community to develop solutions. Our board began a rebranding effort as part of our upcoming anniversary celebration. The goal was to create a name and tagline that was more indicative of our services and our good work throughout the community. During our research it came to our attention that Charles Kingsley, our namesake, held racist views that are inconsistent with the views of our organization. As a result, we believe changing our name will be the best solution for our organization moving forward. With our community stakeholders and board members’ support, we have begun a renaming and rebranding process. In the coming weeks, we will identify a new name that is more reflective of what we do, who we serve, and who we are. We look forward to sharing that new name with our community in early 2021 as we embark upon our yearlong celebration of our 125th anniversary.