March 31, 2022
The latest news from Eden House...
Gov. Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards Shine a Light on Human Trafficking in Louisiana
Above: (Left to Right) Eden House Assistant Executive Director, Taylor Pillow, Executive Director, Peggy Babin, and Board Member, Courtney Freeman at the Governor's Mansion. Right: Governor John Bel Edwards speaks on the urgent need to combat human trafficking in our state.
On February 9th, members of Eden House staff and Board of Directors were honored to attend a luncheon hosted by Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards at The Governor's Mansion. The event brought attention to the essential work of the newly created National Coalition for the Prevention of Human Trafficking, which is launching an awareness campaign, Stop Trafficking Louisiana: Human Trafficking is R.E.A.L. on April 3rd.

At the luncheon, organizations such as Eden House were commended for the vital service we provide to victims, and for our important role in the prevention and mitigation process. We are humbled by the recognition of the Office of Human Trafficking Prevention, and we look forward to working together for a safer and brighter future in our state!
Upcoming Events
Documentary Film Screening
NEW DATE: Thursday, April 21st

Due to inclement weather, the "Surviving Sex Trafficking" documentary film screening previously scheduled for March 30th has been postponed to April 21st. Original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled event.

It's not too late to get your tickets! Your donation of $20 per ticket will benefit Eden House and our mission to eradicate human trafficking and create systemic change.
Human Trafficking Prevention Webinar April 6th
Eden House is hosting the last segment in our series of FREE webinars that have focused on how professionals, parents, teachers, and community members can help prevent human trafficking in New Orleans. Don't miss your chance to hear from expert Maria Isabella Pontoriero on April 6th!
GiveNOLA Day Early Giving Opens April 19th!
GiveNOLA Day is our community's 24-hour, online charitable giving event to continue helping and empowering a strong and healthy community for all. Survivors of human trafficking need your support this GiveNOLA Day! Give anytime between April 19 - May 3rd!
Kendra Scott Fundraiser on May 4th and 5th!
This Mother's Day, your gift can make a difference! On May 4th and 5th, shop at Kendra Scott locations at Magazine and Lakeside and use the phrase "Eden House" at the register for 20% of your purchase to benefit our organization! Or, shop online and use code "Eden House" at checkout!
March Happenings
The residents of Eden House had a blast celebrating Mardi Gras 2022! It was a truly memorable experience for all. Thank you to staff, interns, and volunteers who helped make this year's festivities possible!
Thank you to the amazing volunteer team from Long Hollow Church in Nashville, TN for planting a beautiful herb garden for Eden House, repairing our outdoor bench, and weeding and gardening in the backyard. We can't wait to use our fresh herbs for community meals!
Summer Internship Applications are Open!
The Summer semester is right around the corner!
Spend your Summer making a difference in the lives of survivors through an Eden House internship!
Thank You to Our Generous Donors!
Eden House was honored to receive a generous grant from the Oscar J. Tolmas Foundation, an incredible organization that does so much to support local nonprofits in our community. The grant enabled us to renovate the bedrooms of our new residence, adding new doorways upstairs.

The doorway renovations are now complete and our residents are so excited to move into their new rooms. We are also thankful to the team at Quigley Construction, who did a fabulous job and were so easy to work with!
Thank you to the wonderful team at Sotre Collection for your generous donation of beautiful home goods for our new residence! Your donation will help to make this house a home.

Visit Sotre Collection at their new location at 3909 Magazine Street for environmentally-friendly, sustainable and luxurious designs!
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