Hurricane Katrina - The Aftermath and Recovery

As soon as Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Volunteers of America was mobilized along the Gulf Coast, serving the needs of our clients while also helping others left in need after the storm.

Volunteers of America has been working to serve people in need in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast for more than 100 years.

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, we have built hundreds of new homes to replace those destroyed by the storm, becoming one of the leading providers of affordable replacement housing in the region. Our network of service providers has helped tens of thousands of storm survivors rebuild their homes and their lives, providing everything from emergency food and shelter to medical care and case management. We were deeply rooted in the Gulf Coast community long before Katrina, and we plan to stay for many years to come.

Watch how dedicated Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans' direct support professionals were to their clients during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.