Family Resources

Mental & Behavioral Health Resources
  • KNOS knows that the mental health of your family is important now and always. To support our students & families, we set up a hotline for emergency mental health support. If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis - any situation in which a person's feelings and behaviors can lead to them hurting themselves or others – please call 504-373-6269, extension 1061.
  • Catholic Charities- (504) 861-6343, website:
  • Childrens Hospital -  Contact: Theresa Jacobson, Phone: (504) 896 6673
  • Childrens Bureau New Orleans - Contact: Stephanie Bowden, Phone: (504) 269-2673, Email:, Website:

Community Feeding Locations
  • Starting March 18th, 32 community feeding locations will be active! Please visit for a list of locations!
  • Second Harvest Food Bank - Food support and afterschool food to any children that shows up at the following NORD locations: Joe Brown Park, Lyons Center, Behrman Center, Stallings Center, St Claude Center, Rosenwald Center, Milne Center, Sanchez Center, Gernon Brown, Cut Off, & Treme
    Those meals will be served from 4 to 6 pm.
  • Melba's Old School Poboys - Breakfast (7:00am-9:00am) Lunch (12:00pm-2:00pm). 1525 Elysian Fields New Orleans, LA 70117
  • The Good Shepherd School - Mon-Fri Breakfast and Lunch (9:00am-11:00am). 1839 Agriculture St. New Orleans, LA 70119. Please enter on Orleans St.
  • NOLA Tree Project
  • Total Community Action’s Food Pantry
Talking to children about Coronavirus 
Learning Tools
  • If you or a child you know need homework help, online tutors are available for Kindergarten - College everyday from 2pm-midnight by logging on to
Emergency Shelter Locations

CCANO Jefferson CARE Center – (504) 347-0772

New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter – (504) 522-9340

Internet & Communications services

  • COX is now offering a low-cost internet service, Connect2Compete, free for 30 days including premium remote desktop support. They have also partnered with PCs for People where families can purchase discounted refurbished computers. More information can be found at!

Free online tutoring for students 


Internet access 


Child care assistance 


Unemployment assistance funds and benefits enrollment 


Grocery Home Delivery 

  • We know it can be difficult to leave your home during this public health crisis. Top Box Foods Louisiana is now offering direct deliveries of fresh produce to New Orleans families. You can even purchase a grocery box with SNAP benefits. To learn more or to order, visit



Recognizing that students will remain home to finish out the school year, Cox has extended free Connect2Compete service, the company’s low-cost internet offer for families with a K-12 student at home until Wednesday, July 15. Remote service support is also extended to ensure ease of implementation while students continue to learn at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Customers that sign-up between now and May 15 are eligible for this offer and will receive free service until July 15.  


The Cox Connect2Compete program is available to families who: 

  • Have at least one child that is a K-12 student at home.
  • Participate in one of these government subsidies programs: The National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF or Public Housing.
  • Are not a current Cox Internet customer.


Families can qualify for Connect2Compete by visiting