About Us

The Office of Youth and Families works passionately to create a New Orleans where every young person and family can thrive. We lead coordinated efforts across City agencies, schools, and neighborhoods to break cycles impairing child wellbeing.

Our initiatives involve generating resources, influencing equitable policymaking, and most importantly, empowering youth and communities to guide solutions. We firmly believe those closest to societal problems hold the wisdom to transform systems.

Key focus areas span:

  • Expanding trauma-informed care
  • Increasing supports for working families
  • Targeting root inequities limiting life outcomes
  • Closing gaps in health access and education
  • Building community strengths and support networks