Hurricane Katrina closes the doors of four residential shelters and two non-residential programs in the New Orleans area.

SAFE HANDS: The Allstate Network for Empowering Women provides funding to LCADV to help survivors relocate.  The grants are used for moving costs, rent or utility payments, and down payments and security deposits for housing as the survivors rebuild their lives.

In September, the New York-based Ms. Foundation creates the Katrina Women’s Response Fund and donates $15,000 to LCADV.