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The Harry Tompson Center is a day shelter for people experiencing homelessness. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and to have their basic needs met. Utilizing an empathy-driven, trauma-informed approach, we strive to be a community center where supportive and educational bonds are forged among our guests, staff, volunteers, and supporters. We seek to foster a positive self-image and support overall well-being among our guests.

What you do

Service learners will assist staff with operations of morning hygiene and resource center services. Students will work closely with staff to help guests access tools such as our telephone room and office equipment, distribute hygiene and personal care supplies, and assist with the operation and sanitization of our shower service.

What you learn

Through this service-learning experience, you will firsthand experience learning about the complexities of the issue of homelessness, as well as its correlations with poverty, mental health, substance use, trauma, and inequity. Students will witness the strength and spirit of resilience embodied by many of our current and former guests. 

  • Adults

  • People with disabilities
  • People who are homeless or in transitional housing situations
  • People dealing with mental or physical illness
  • Victims of crime or violence
  • People who have been incarcerated
  • Other staff members at our agency
Preservice Requirements

Students must attend a mandatory orientation, submit a resume, and be interviewed. 

Days and Times

Monday - Friday
   7:30am - 12:00 pm;
   12:45pm - 2:45pm

Contact Information

Eva Sohl
Assistant Director
(504) 300-9903

Paisleigh Kelley
Communications Director
(504) 273-5547

Location Address
1803 Gravier Street, Inside the Rebuild Center

Directions ETA

Biking • 30 min
Public Transit • 50 min
Driving • 15 min, parking lot