The Emily House is an innovative new Emergency Shelter for families that are experiencing homelessness in Louisiana. The Emily House has proven itself in a tough economy that is putting many families and their children into a life on the streets. In April of this year Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge proudly opened the doors of The Emily House an innovative emergency shelter serving the most pressing needs of homeless families in Acadiana. The emergency shelter was designed to help families that have been displaced due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Families have been displaced from homes in which flooding occurred and were left with nowhere else to go.
Families who have faced such adversity are finding that staying in shelters and other temporary environments are extremely difficult. They need assistance in finding permanent homes to live in that offer both safety and the support that will help them make a transition back to their everyday lives. The mission of the Emily House is to provide families with the stability and support they need to make a change in their lives. While staying in an emergency shelter can be difficult for many families they are able to find the resources that they need to become free to return home to their families and lives.
The emergency shelters in Louisiana are housed in private apartments or houses that are owned by the Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge. Many of these families have lost everything they have worked so hard for to gain. The Emily House provides the needed assistance in housing homeless families in Baton Rouge for up to thirty days. The facility provides access to food bedding and personal hygiene products that families can use while they are in the facility until the next family arrives.