NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Eden House

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2000 Louisiana Ave
P.O. Box 750386
New Orleans, LA 70175


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. Box 750386
New Orleans, LA 70175


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Katherine Green
Kara Van de Carr


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  3791

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $545,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Van de Carr, Kara – President
1649 Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70018

Green, Katherine – Vice President
1811 East Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Peggy Babin Indest - Secretary
1025 Sena Drive
Metairie, LA 70005

Gina Rachel - Treasurer
1419 Avenue E
Marrero, LA 70072

Kara McQueen Borden
201 St. Charles Ave
NO, LA 70170

Allen, Susie
1938 General Pershing Street
New Orleans, LA, 70115

Freeman, Courtney
1100 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70005

Jones, Yvette M.
17 Rue Royale
Metairie, LA 70002

Lobrano, Joy
105 Cambridge Drive
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Emily Palit
1017 Marengo Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Erin Luetkemeier
5333 Coliseum
New Orleans, LA 70115

Rev. John Pitzer
1001 Julia St. Unit 10-G
New Orleans, LA. 70113

Susanne B. Dietzel, Executive Director
823 France St.
New Orleans, LA 70117


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This project will expand the residential capacity of Eden House, a non-profit organization that provides
comprehensive recovery and reentry services to victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual
exploitation, through the acquisition of a second residence in New Orleans. In this residence, Eden House
will house 8 adult women who are recovering from the trauma of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Eden House provides these services to victims through a long-germ residential program based in intensive and therapeutic case management and the living in community model, free of charge to clients.
Eden House is the first and only recovery home of its kind in the greater New Orleans area. The house will
be a suitable living environment for residents who require long-term services for the development and
implementation of comprehensive recovery plans that will allow them to turn their lives around and to reenter society healed. The house will follow the evidence-based Eden House model of intensive and therapeutic
case management which includes daily one-on-one guidance and counseling, group therapies, trauma
therapy, access to legal, educational, medical, and psychological services, as well as job training through our
social enterprise Especially Eden and outreach through our prevention education program R.E.A.L. Choices.
In addition to the individual bedrooms that will be shared by two residents each, communal spaces will be
used and/or created to accommodate individual case management, communal educational presentations,
and group meetings. To accommodate 8-10 residents we need 4-5 bedrooms, at least 3 bathrooms, as well
as a living room, a spacious kitchen with a dining area, and a study area/meeting room. The house will be
located with close access to public transportation so that residents can easily go to work and other
appointments.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $365,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $180,000
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          Mission Statement: Eden House is a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. We create systemic change through: youth prevention; education and legislative advocacy, and recovery and reentry services for victims, including long-term shelter.
Eden House, the only residential recovery facility for victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the greater New Orleans area, is working towards expanding its residential capacity to 30+ women by 2022 through the acquisition of additional homes that will provide services for 8 to 12 women each. State monies will be used, and have been appropriated, for the acquisition and renovation of one additional home in Orleans parish.
This capital outlay request is part of a larger campaign to help us secure the funds needed to provide our services. These services are comprehensive and include: room and board, medical, psychological, and dental care, as well as legal assistance, educational and vocational training. This is an emergency request, as there is such great demand for our services that women are desperate for our assistance. If female victims are not finding placements to recover from the trauma of human trafficking, they are highly likely to return to the streets and their traffickers.


What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Acquire and renovate residence to suit the needs of our residential program. Space will include staff offices, bedrooms, kitchen, and living spaces.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           6-9 months

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  Susanne B. Dietzel 
                                       address:  P.O. Box 750386
New Orleans, LA 70175

                                       phone:  504-407-0943
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  sdietzel@edenhousenola.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director