In Partnership with Crescent Care
CrescentCare’s founding organization — NO/AIDS Task Force — was founded in 1983 in response to the early devastating effects of the HIV epidemic in New Orleans. The organization began as a single phone line with an answering machine staffed by community volunteers. In the years following, we continued to expand our services in response to community need and the impact of the epidemic on diverse populations. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, they added case management, mental health services, a meal delivery program and a community prevention and education project. Services were expanded to the Houma Thibodaux area in 2001.
In response to the community need for health care in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and the opportunities offered organizations under the Affordable Care Act, the name changed to CrescentCare the mission was expanded to provide comprehensive health and wellness services and advocate empowerment for the whole community. CrescentCare brings caregivers and the community together as partners in health and wellness for all.