Now is a critical time for people in New Orleans who struggle to gain access to quality primary and preventive care services. The number of people living in poverty remains high, making it harder to get by. Social determinants such as healthy food, transportation, and adequate housing challenge the families of New Orleans directly affecting the overall health status of the community.
For 180 years the Daughters of Charity have served the citizens of New Orleans profoundly impacting the community by providing high-quality care to the most poor and vulnerable. More specifically, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans (DCSNO) has addressed the needs of the community through a uniquely designed medical home model of care effectively providing holistic primary and preventive care services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at nine health centers in the city and surrounding areas. Over the past several years, the organization has expanded services to include dental, optometry, prenatal care, chronic disease management, health and wellness training and behavioral health care services. All services are affordable and accessible so that everyone in the community can benefit.
I am honored to serve this reputable organization that has a long standing commitment to provide quality health care to our community. Through the leadership, hard work, and enthusiasm of the staff, DCSNO has served over 32,000 patients annually, an accomplishment that is nothing short of remarkable.
My involvement as the Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans Chair is a result of my personal commitment to support DCSNO’s efforts to improve the health status of our community, but we can’t do it without you.
There is much to be done to ensure high quality care reaches our neighborhoods and communities. We look forward to continuing our efforts to build key partnerships with individual donors, foundations and corporations to increase health care resources to people in need.
Thank you in advance for your support of this great mission.
Pierre B. Villere II
Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans Board Chair