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...from the 9th Ward to rebuild the walls of urban communities throughout the nation.


Sixteen years ago we returned to New Orleans with a call to “rebuild the walls of the city.” At the time we did not know the literal and physical implications that would illuminate the spiritual fortification. During this time of intense rebuilding with thousands of volunteers coming to aid us in the Ninth Ward, God revealed that He was preparing to send a training ground in the hardest hit neighborhood of the city. He showed me thousands of churches, ministries, and organizations being born from the Ninth Ward and spreading throughout the nation.

For sixteen years Compassion Outreach of America (COA) has been meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our local community through church planting, leadership development, and community engagement. We have seen remarkable transformations and we know it's just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more to come...

COA is purchasing a facility in the lower 9th Ward to serve as its ministry headquarters and fulfilling the promise of equipping and releasing ministry from the 9th Ward to
rebuild the walls of urban communities throughout the nation.

The COA multipurpose facility will continue to be accessible to and of service to the community while also training and preparing the next generation of leader.

Partner with by giving to the Partner with us by giving to our Fulfilling The Promise Campaign. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to purchase and renovate the new facility and to increase our ministry's impact in the community.


Take a glance 

at the current and future impactful work taking place at our headquarters


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Partner with us in fulfilling the promise

by donating to Compassion Outreach of America

Future home to the 1st community kitchen in New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward

Facility for 2 different churches
to hold services and meetings 

Home to 3 of COA’s signature

Office space to 4 local non-profit organizations


Make checks/money orders to:

Compassion Outreach of America

P.O. Box 3097

New Orleans, LA 7017


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Text the Campaign ID:


1(855) 575-7888


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Compassion Outreach of  America is a 501(c )3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Fathers Matter

 In August 2020, the Fathers Matter program partnered with Crescent City Family Services (CCFS) to manage the agency's male engagement initiatives and facilitate the 504 Dads Program. This partnership has expanded our reach to more fathers in the Greater New Orleans area. 


Fathers Matters also had the honor of being featured in a several media outlets this year:


Fathers Matter will be kicking off a Dad Discussions Cohort in February 2021. Register Today!   

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Fresh Start

In the midst of the pandemic, COA launched a new initiative - The Fresh Start Re-entry Program. Fresh Start's mission is to reduce these recidivism rates by providing the most essential services needed during transition: housing, mental health counseling, and employment. Fresh Start program will help returning citizens gain the tools needed to have a successful transition back into society. 


Fresh Start has facilitated opportunities for returning citizens to give back by being involved in community outreach initiatives:

  • Food Giveaway to over 500 families in New Orleans

  • Christmas Baskets to over 200 returning citizens and elderly residents


In November 2020 Fresh Start partnered with Tulane University's Center for Public Service to host an AmeriCorps VISTA member.  This three year grant will help to develop infrastructure and capacity within the Fresh Start Program

Faith Alliance

This year, Hurricanes Laura and Delta hit the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, leaving the entire city in utter devastation. Hurricane Zeta made its way through New Orleans, Louisiana with winds of over 100 mph and caused great damage to the city. COA collaborated with churches, elected officials and the Southwest Pastors Coalition in Lake Charles, LA to provide a 5-day supply of food to over 1500 families and 15 tons of non-perishable food, hot meals, school supplies, toiletries and home cleaning supplies. COA volunteers also repaired several homes and removed debris for families that had no insurance. In New Orleans, COA partnered with Convoy of Hope and six local ministries to supply hurricane relief supplies and non-perishable items to families in need.