Crescent City Family Services is a community-based non- profit founded in 2008, located on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish.
We are dedicated to providing health and nutrition services, referrals and education to women, babies and families. By 2014 The WIC Program became the Foundation which has successfully integrated a Healthy Start Grant Initiative to address the Infant Mortality rates within Jefferson Parish. In 2014 called a “ Perfect Match”
Crescent City Family Services is committed to providing quality services to families within Greater New Orleans and the surrounding Parishes.
Crescent City Family Services aims to improve maternal child health, and family health and Wellness through our current programs and supportive services and resources.
A community of families, empowered to live as wholesome units; Mothers having what they need for children, with ready access to healthcare and medical care, and exhibiting healthy behaviors for both mother and child; Mothers empowered with the knowledge, confidence, and resources needed to ensure that they sustain healthy pregnancies, healthy deliveries, and healthy babies; Fathers engaged in the life of their families, supporting mothers, and modeling for their children healthy behaviors; A support system available and committed to doing whatever is needed to ensure the health of mothers, infants, and families. We envision ourselves as a leading organization contributing to making this reality within Jefferson Parish and the region.
Crescent City Family Services is dedicated to providing nutrition services, referrals, and education to women, babies, and families, with serious attention to high-risk individuals and families. Our prevention and intervention programs respond directly to community needs, reflected in high infant and maternal mortality and morbidity concerns in Jefferson Parish and across the State of Louisiana. We see ourselves as much an organization as a movement and will engage in behaviors consistent with this perspective.
We care for each client as a precious member of our larger family. We honor our clients, value their time and needs, support them with compassion and no judgment, and embrace the humanity that binds us. We protect our clients’ privacy, treat their data and stories with deep confidence, and seek to earn their full trust at all times.
Awards and Designation-2013 Louisiana WIC State Champion -2015 National WIC Association Leadership Award -2015 NWA Community Partners for Healthy Mothers and Children sub-Recipient to NWA, funded by CDC -2016-2017 Tulane Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Domestic Violence funding -2017-2019 Louisiana Minority Health Coordinator -2018 Baby Friendly Hospital Designation Community Partnership Certificate of Appreciation -2017-2020 NOLA Baby Café Westbank -2016-2018 Minority Health Lupus Awareness Grantee with State of Louisiana, Directors Health Promotion Education and National Association of State Minority Health -2019 Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Pilot
Special Community, Events and Initiative Supporters"-Thriving Families Collaborative -Health Care Community Partners & Healthy Louisiana Insurance Plans -U.S. Marines Toys for Tots
Agency Projects-Domestic Violence Pillow of Peace -Shower Of Knowledge & Community Partners Baby Shower
Internship Preceptor-Tulane Registered Dietician -Tulane Pediatricians -Delgado Dietetic Program -Job Corps of Louisiana -Xavier University Public Health -Dillard University Public Health -Association of State Public Health Nutritionist