More than 200 people will age out of foster care in Louisiana this year with nowhere to go or family to support their transition.  Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is here to help, providing independent living services for those in the state foster care system.  Call us today for service registration information.

Contrissa Smith, Program Manager

3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1000

New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone:  (504) 457-2277

Email Referrals to

For services in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes, click here (link to the Aging Out Flyer) or for more information, contact:

Brandon Bentley;

Phone:  (504) 889-5562


Melissa Young;

 Phone: (504) 889-5554


For services in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrebonne, click here (link to the Aging Out Terrebonne & Lafourche Parish) or for more information, contact:

Darlene McGuire, Independent Living Trainer,

Phone:  (504) 239-0611


Devin Short;

Phone: (985) 262-8666


Helping young adults without families

Training and support for after foster care