Hagar's House is an organization under the First Grace Community Alliance (FGCA) umbrella. The mission of 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. FGCA does this through two primary programs: Hagar's House and Project Ishmael (www.ProjectIshmaelNOLA.org).
The mission of Hagar’s House is to serve as a sanctuary for women and children by providing an open and empowering residential community, resource coordination and a safe space to transition into sustainable housing. Hagar’s House offers:
o A beautiful, clean, safe place to rest and call home
o An open and empowering space that welcomes women, children and those who identify as transgender
o An intentional community that is actively engaged in undoing the root causes of poverty
o Holistic programming focused on physical health, emotional health, spiritual health and social justice
o A partnership where residents set goals and determine their own path for meeting those goals
o A savings program in which working residents save 70% of their income
o Healthy food and space to plant in a community garden
Hagar's House does not rely on government funding so that we are better able to serve all families. Our community and services are open to those in need without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity or immigration status.