San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House
with entertainment by:
The Original Pinettes
& other talented women
of New Orleans
Food provided by: The Ruby Slipper, Brisbi's, Katie's, Creole Creamery, Mondo, Redemption,
and other generous and decadent local restaurants
$40 (or $75 for a couple)
Ticket price includes food, wine & childcare
(If you need childcare, please RSVP the number of children.)
Additional donations are welcome, & all donations are tax deductible.
Tickets will be held in your name at the door.
Attire: Come as you are.
FANCY-FUNKY and/or GLITTER encouraged.
For more information:
HagarsHouse@gmail.com * 504.210.5064
www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org * www.FirstGraceCommunityAlliance.org
When & Where
Our program: Hagar's House offers a beautiful, clean and safe place to call home for women, children, and those who identify as transgender. While living in our open, empowering space, each resident has access to:
- an intentional community actively engaged in undoing the root causes of poverty.
- holistic programming on physical health, emotional/spiritual health, and social justice.
- a Capacity Building partnership where residents meet weekly with staff to set their own long- and short-term goals and to determine their own path for meeting these goals.
- a program where working residents save 70% of their income or ideally $3,000 at the time of moving out.
- healthy food and space to plant in a community garden.
Our history: Hagar's House began two years after Katrina, during a time when there were 12,000 people living in New Orleans without homes, and hundreds were living in a tent city in front of City Hall. Knowing this reality, a local homeless organization approached First Grace United Methodist Church - our founding support community - and asked the church to temporarily house people. Despite the fact that First Grace had not repainted its walls, fixed its floor, or purchased pews since the hurricane, the church council unanimously said “of course” when four young AmeriCorps volunteers from Mississippi and Louisiana (who lived inside the church) proposed opening a women’s shelter in the building. Two weeks later, the volunteer area of the church became Hagar’s House, a home for women. We promised that while opening our doors and our lives to provide housing, we would do this while struggling to address the core issues behind why women and children were, and are still, without housing. Since opening in 2007, more than 110 women and 77 children have found sanctuary, rest, and a home at Hagar's House.