NEW ORLEANS FAITH HEALTH ALLIANCE

Rating: 4.81 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 3401 Canal Street Suite 200 NE New Orleans LA 70119 USA

Mission: To provide quality, affordable primary care to working uninsured and their families.
Geographic areas served: Greater New Orleans Area
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-2665118
504-486-8585
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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for the past year for NOFHA. This non-profit organization is providing much needed affordable health care for uninsured workers. There has been an impressive response to this worthy cause from our community but more financial support needed to service more needy people. This competent and dedicated organization should be backed with the necessities that would allow it to grow and, in turn, allow our community to prosper.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observation of their operation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No comment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Admiring their dedication & accomplishments to this worthy cause

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic and competent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Succeed in it's goal to provide affordable health care to the uninsured workers in Greater New Orleans.

Ways to make it better...

No comment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of sufficient financial support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope that they will be able to achieve their goal.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This clinic has hard working staff that dedicate their lives to the increased enrichment of the individual and their communities. Culturally competent, medically sound, and full of heart, they provide the best wrap-around service in the area. The nurses and staff were some of the most dedicated medical teams I have ever encountered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

For several days, I worked closely with this staff and clinic to get it up and running in an efficient manner. This clinic adheres to their principles of hard work, compassion, and service.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would help this agency with the funds necessary so that no client is turned away and all the resources that will encourage this clinic to run will be provided.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff and the mission of the clinic. At no time have I ever encountered more compassionate and qualified staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Nurses, admins, and others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve a wide range of clients throughout the New Orleans area. The community of New Orleans would benefit from the health care services of this clinic especially since they have encountered such trauma and continue to do so.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need for funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This clinic is a clinic that is a safe haven from a storm of sickness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am the pastor of First Grace UMC which houses NOFHA. I have seen it come into fruition in the most glorious, dedicated fashion. And, most importantly, I am a witness to the effect NOFHA is having in our city and in the lives of New Orleanians. the clinic staff is caring and professional. the clinic itself is spectacular and clean and warm. every doctors office should look so good.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witness that clientele grow exponentially.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

they are making changes as they adjust to their growth.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The caring and professional staff. They are at ease and focus on the well being of others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

qualified and caring

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

quadruple in size and serve more citizens

Ways to make it better...

not applicable

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

as in most endeavors like this: money

One thing I'd also say is that...

This clinic is needed and will be needed for years and years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This team of highly motivated, dedicated professionals inspired me to do more, that help is needed and through compassion and service we can help those in our communities get the care they deserve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

speaking to clinic patients and hearing how this clinic saves lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

In meeting with the staff of NOFHA to consider adding a pastoral care component to their offerings, I am very impressed with the dedication,professionalism and genuine caring of the staff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

NOFHA is a wonderful ministry, bringing together various faith groups in our community to serve the common good in providing health care for the working uninsured. I really like the fact that NOFHA is a comprehensive approach to health, welness and spirituality with a focus on the "working" uninsured. It's a great model that fosters people understanding and taking ownership of their health and welness.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have served on the board and seen the model work forst hand.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My greatest concern is the sustainability of the model in a tough economy. It is donor dependent and a start up effort without a lot of name recognition - yet!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great group of board members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff were very committed and embracing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With $10 million, NOFHA could be the model replicated throughout our community and be the sought after best practice model offered elsewhere in the country.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been good.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising revenue is the biggest challenge of this organization.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I look forward to NOFHA's future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Although I've not had the opportunity to directly serve through this organization, I have been able to make suggestions about several facets of their services. This organization fills a much needed void in medical services delivery in this community. They not only provide health services but also help their clients with emotional and spiritual needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its formation. It is new and the staff is working very hard to provide services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My husband and I are donors because we feel the NOFHA really fills a niche where health care is needed but not provided. When I visited the facility I was extremely impressed but the expertise, dedication, and compassion of everyone involved there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the clinic, seeing the progress of the renovations, and speaking with the staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

NOFHA was started based on a vision on how services should be provided to the community, placing more attention on the quality of serivce than the number of people served. Throug the short time that NOFHA has been up and running it has embraces all that it stands for. The staff is committed to the mission and vision of its funders and has become an incredible resource for the overall community and an example of how services should be provided. Differnt from all other community health centers NOFHA open its doors taking into account the needs of the immigrant community. Today 50% of its clients are Latino immigrants who have found a real home for their medical needs. The true value of NOFHA is the people that works there and their commitment and devotion to serve the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have send many of my clients to the clinic and every single one of them have been satisfied. I have personally worked with the ED and Health Coach developing strategies to better serve the Latino community

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The way they have embrace the latino community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutly amazing and caring

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really make a difference in the life of hundreds of latinos and other hard working people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I work with the migrant Latino community and have always struggled to find resources for the people I meet that are client-centered and low-cost for people without insurance. NOFHA is both of these. There is a gap in Spanish-speaking medical services in New Orleans and NOFHA's dedication to filling this gap is clear in Luanne's passion to serve people from any background. Similarly, finding low-cost medical services for people who work jobs that don't provide health insurance was next to impossible before NOFHA opened its doors. I am always excited to share information about this clinic and the great service they provide to the people I encounter during my week.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the clinic and meeting the dedicated staff. Natalia's warmth and ability to speak with Spanish and English speakers is an exception to the rule in this city. Luanne's vision of the clinic as an educational resource is also very exciting!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hire multiple physicians and specialists!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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