New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas and Eden House Founder Kara Van de Carr describe the Eden House model

Eden House is a two-year residential program for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited.  Modeled after Magdalene House in Nashville, Tennessee, Eden House provides six to eight women a safe and supportive home for two years, free of cost.

Through Eden House, women receive wrap-around services such as counseling, education, and job training.  Since addiction is often connected with prostitution, a twelve-step program is part of the Eden House model.

The program is expected to be highly successful: two and a half years after beginning the program, 72% of the women who join Nashville’s Magdalene House are clean, sober, and no longer working in prostitution.

Eden House has opened its doors to its first residents, and thanks to considerable community support and enthusiasm, the momentum is growing. Check out this video for more information on Eden House’s founding and operation.  Meet our board of directors. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.

Office Number: (504) 407-0943

Mailing Address: Eden House 2000 Louisiana Avenue PO Box 750386 New Orleans, LA 70175

Eden House is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.