Basic Organization Information
SHARED HOUSING OF NEW ORLEANS INC
- Physical Address:
New Orleans, LA
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
P Human Services
P20 Human Service Organizations
L Housing, Shelter
L30 Housing Search Assistance
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S99 Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
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Shared Housing of New Orleans keeps elderly and/or disabled homeowners from going to nursing homes that do not want to or need to be there. We match them with individuals who need a place to live.. There is an even exchange of room and board by the homeowner for light housework and companionship by the homeseeker. Our mission is to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of elderly and disabled homeowners. Also we attempt to reduce homelessness by providing a transitional housing option for individuals seeking a place to stay. Independence and dignity are preserved in a mutually beneficial homesharing arrangement.
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President/Director Marion Strauss writes:
Working as an Occupational Therapist at a large hospital in a Department of Psychiatry, I often saw the placement "disposition" of elderly and/or disabled individuals who entered the hospital because of severe depression, as indefinite placement at a Nursing Home. These homeowners usually entered the hospital with symptoms including any or all of the following: not eating properly, not sleeping well, not keeping the house clean when they had previously done so, not being able to enjoy life anymore, and with extreme loneliness. I strongly felt that, when there was no dementia, such individuals, who would have liked to return to their own homes, should have been allowed to go home. Symptoms leading to their hospitalization often related to the loss of a spouse, a recent stroke, having become newly blind, or some other bodily insult, such as a recent amputation, severe arthritis or Parkinsonism. Sometimes the individual had suicidal thoughts. On the other side, we had the potential homeseeker, a person who was situationally depressed, who had recently lost a job, or who knows that, for some reason, he or she will not be able to pay the next month's rent. It seemed logical to try to "match" these two types of individuals.
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