• Help Us Build Our Next House!
    Help Us Build Our Next House!
    In partnership with RisingFoundations, we are getting to work on building our second house!
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  • Join us for our Friday Fish Frys - Every Friday During Lent!
    Join us for our Friday Fish Frys - Every Friday During Lent!
    We are serving up suppers EVERY FRIDAY during Lent! 2917 Perdido! 11am till we run out!
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  • Catch us on WDSU's "Making a Difference" series!
    Catch us on WDSU's "Making a Difference" series!
    We are so excited to be featured on WDSU News “Making A Difference” Series!
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  • About Us
    About Us
    Learn more about our program, our history, our board of directors, and our partners!
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  • Our Vision & Mission
    Our Vision & Mission
    We envision a world where prior incarceration is not a barrier to secure housing, employment, and community acceptance.
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  • Learn more about our program!
    Learn more about our program!
    Our residents receive support through the first 72 hours after release, as well as with long term housing and employment plans.
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  • Thank you for Joining us for our grand opening!
    Thank you for Joining us for our grand opening!
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  • Catch us in the Atlantic!
    Catch us in the Atlantic!
    Check out The First 72+ in this wonderful short film about Reentry in New Orleans! Hear from our founders, current board members, and residents about their own personal struggles and triumphs after leaving prison.
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  • Catch us on MSNBC!
    Catch us on MSNBC!
    Catch us on MSNBCs online channel, Shift (MSNBC)! For the last couple weeks we have been working with a producer to put together a segment on reentry as told from the perspective of people who experience it first hand. Hear from one of our newest residents, Finney, as he walks out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after over 16 years in prison and returns to New Orleans. Then come enjoy a fish fry supper at our transitional house on Friday and see Finney's culinary skills in action!
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  • Help Us Build Our Next House!
  • Join us for our Friday Fish Frys - Every Friday During Lent!
  • Catch us on WDSU's "Making a Difference" series!
  • About Us
  • Our Vision & Mission
  • Learn more about our program!
  • Thank you for Joining us for our grand opening!
  • Catch us in the Atlantic!
  • Catch us on MSNBC!

About Us

Our Program

What do residents of the first 72+ do as part of the program?

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Our History

The First 72+ was founded on one guiding principle – "us helping us."

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Our Partners

Who are our partners that help support our mission?

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Our Board

Meet the people that help run and organize our program

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