Press

January 2019

“This partnership really addresses one of our most pressing, yet unmet needs. More importantly, as we work to educate every child here in New Orleans we recognize that part of meeting that need means providing a space that is safe and tailored to their specific needs.”

Henderson Lewis Jr., OPSB Superintendent / Read Full Article


December 2018

“A lot of the kids who are referred
here have experienced significant
complex trauma.”

Liz Marcell Williams, Executive Director / Read Full Article


October 2018

“I spent 15 years as a special educator promoting inclusive practices, so it’s a little ironic that I’m here…But it also means that we’re really thoughtful about which students end up here. And our goal always is to transition them back to a traditional environment.”

Liz Marcell Williams, Executive Director / Read Full Article


November 2017

“We have now expanded to serve a
total of between 30 and 36 children across two different program sites in the city…
we could not be a one-size fits all model
in the absence of a whole variety and menu of mental health sites and placements in the city.”

Liz Marcell Williams, Executive Director / Read Full Article


July 2017

“We try to avoid labeling kids
as unmotivated or as choosing to
behave this kind of way. We believe kids want to do well, and will do well, if
they have the skills to do well.”

Monica Stevens, Clinical Director / Read Full Article


June 2017

“We believe that behavior
is a learned skill.”

Liz Marcell Williams, Executive Director / Read Full Article


May 2016

“By and large, we see kids who've experienced different traumas, stresses, exposures to violence that have impacted their ability to develop healthy and trusting relationships.”

Liz Marcell Williams, Executive Director / Read Full Article


December 2015

“I learned to, like, breathe...And sit down. And just keep breathing. I’m happy instead of always mad.”

Devon, student / Read Full Article