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Founded in 1985, Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to adults living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live. The mission of Project Lazarus is to help heal and empower people living with HIV/AIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important access to education, counseling, and other social services.

What you do

Project Lazarus has a wide range of opportunities for service learners based upon interests. Service Learners have opportunities including, but not limited to literacy tutoring, job training, gardening and sustainability and activity coordination.

What you learn

Most service learners will experience the human side of the HIV/AIDS crisis among the homeless in New Orleans.  Ample opportunities exist to build a resume by participating in director service, shadowing or asking questions of the professionals.  

  • Adults
  • People with disabilities
  • People with low literacy
  • 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
  • People living with HIV
Preservice Requirements

Students interested in serving with Project Lazarus will attend an on-site orientation/training session. 


Days and Times
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm


Contact Information

Rodney Thoulion
Director of Development and Grants

Susanne Dietzel
Executive Director

Location Address
2824 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Marigny Neighborhood, near NOCCA)
Directions ETA

Biking • 35 min
Public Transit • 1 hr 15 min.
Driving • 20 min, off-street parking available

*It is preferable that you have a car for this location*