Table 3. Nonprofit organizations involved in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans.

Nonprofit organization Mission
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) Coalition of national nonprofit organizations that share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle to help disaster survivors and their communities. Members include the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
State VOADs in Louisiana Consortium of voluntary organizations that are active in disasters within the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. Their mission is to foster more effective service to people affected by disaster.
Local/Community VOADs in Louisiana Consortium of voluntary organizations that are active in disasters at the local and community levels
Long-Term Recovery Committees/Organizations in Louisiana Groups of community leaders, including nonprofit, interfaith, local government, and private sector leaders, whose mission is to identify needs that have not been addressed through insurance or governmental aid and to match up voluntary agency sources and/or local sources for goods and services to meet those needs
Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership Coalition of 70+ member agencies, including faith-based, nonprofit, government liaison, and Long-Term Recovery organizations, that serve those impacted in the Greater New Orleans region
Neighborhoods Partnership Network Nonprofit organization consisting of a citywide network of neighborhoods that was established after the Hurricane Katrina disaster to facilitate neighborhood collaboration, increase access to government and information, and strengthen the voices of individuals and communities across New Orleans
Louisiana Odyssey House Organization that provided crisis, mental health, and substance abuse counseling through the use of federal funding
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Organization that contracted with the Louisiana State Office of Mental Health and the resulting Louisiana Spirit Hurricane Recovery project, funded by FEMA, to help provide intervention and mental health services to its clients
Mercy Family Center Organization that provided crisis, mental health, and substance abuse counseling through the use of federal funding
Louisiana Family Recovery Corps Organization that facilitates human recovery in Louisiana by partnering with human service and nonprofit agencies throughout the state and country to deliver assistance as effectively and efficiently as possible
Beacon of Hope Resource Center Nonprofit organization that serves 16 New Orleans neighborhoods and whose mission is to assist homeowners in the City of New Orleans in the rebuilding process
Rebuilding Together New Orleans Program of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans that focuses on home rehabilitation and community recovery using a combination of volunteer and professional labor funded by corporate, private, and public dollars, volunteers, and help from the AmeriCorps program
Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Statewide network of nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and individuals dedicated to supporting Louisiana’s nonprofit sector. LANO’s mission is to strengthen, promote, and build the capacity of nonprofits through education, advocacy, and member services.
Source: GAO (2010)