The mission of First Grace Community Alliance (FGCA) is to work with and for people in need, especially
women and their children, by meeting food, housing and other emergency needs, while simultaneously
challenging systemic poverty in the greater New Orleans area.
FGCA began out of United Methodist Church and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on
November 7, 2008. The services of FGCA are made available without regard to race, religion, creed, color,
sexual orientation, national origin, age or gender identity.
FGCA's principal program is Hagar’s House, a home for women and children that offers:
• A beautiful, clean, safe place to rest and call home
• An open and empowering space that welcomes women, children and those who identify as
• An intentional community that is actively engaged in undoing the root causes of poverty • Holistic programming focused on physical health, emotional/spiritual health and social justice • A savings program in which working residents save 70% of their income, ideally $3,000 at the time of moving out
• Healthy food and space to plant in a community garden
If you are in need of a place to stay or if you would like more information, please contact: or (504) 210-5064.