First Grace Community Alliance

The mission of First Grace Community Alliance (FGCA) is to work with and for people in need, especially
women and their children, by meeting food, housing and other emergency needs, while simultaneously
challenging systemic poverty in the greater New Orleans area. Our primary programs are Hagar's House (a home for women and children) and Project Ishmael (a small immigration legal center for children).

FGCA began out of United Methodist Church and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on
November 7, 2008. The services of FGCA are made available without regard to race, religion, creed, color,
sexual orientation, national origin, age or gender identity.


Hagar's House offers:
• A beautiful, clean, safe place to rest and call home
• An open and empowering space that welcomes women, children and those who identify as
• An intentional community that is actively engaged in undoing the root causes of poverty • Holistic programming focused on physical health, emotional/spiritual health and social justice • A savings program in which working residents save 70% of their income, ideally $3,000 at the time of moving out
• Healthy food and space to plant in a community garden

If you are in need of a place to stay or if you would like more information, please contact us at: , (504) 210-5064 or

Project Ishmael is a small immigration legal center that provides direct representation for children.
For more information, to speak with an attorney or to volunteer as an interpreter, please contact us at or visit

Hagar's House

Proyecto Ismael - Project Ishmael

  * 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 * phone: (504) 210-5064 * fax: (504) 488-0926

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