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The Olive House is Named after Sister Olive Bordelon (pictured above at the dedication ceremony)

Olive House Information

Amenities Provided

·         Fully furnished apartments

·         Community Room with TV and social area for cards, dominoes and relaxing

·         Onsite Laundry Facility

·         Courtyard and Barbeque Area

·         Outreach and referral services available from numerous non-profit agencies throughout the community

·         Designated smoking areas

·         Day porch overlooking courtyard with rocking chairs

·         State of the art security system with card entry and cameras

·         Computers available for tenant use

·         Conference area for group meetings

·         Easy access to public transportation

Who will the Olive House Serve

ü Previously homeless individuals who are leaving shelters or transitional/rehabilitation facilities

ü Previously homeless individuals who are recovering substance abusers who have been clean for more than three months, mentally ill and dually diagnosed.

ü All resident will be referrals from shelters, transitional housing, Volunteers of America and the Veterans Administrative Hospital

ü Individuals who have been through extensive rehabilitation for substance abuse or other disabilities and have been declared by the rehabilitation program “Ready for Independent Living”.

How will the Olive House Help

ü The Olive House will be a safe place to recover. Once the potential resident has been free of alcohol and/or drugs for a period of three months.

ü The Olive House will be a permanent place to live. The apartments have affordable furnished private rooms, with bathrooms, refrigerators and microwaves. Communal living areas will allow residents to do laundry, a place to visit with each other and family and enjoy group activities. Residents may stay as long as it takes to turn their lives around.

ü The Olive House will help people rejoin our community. Homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse isolate persons in despair. The Olive house will give residents an opportunity to live perhaps for the first time in a supportive, caring community.




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