Duchesne House for Volunteers, in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers hospitality, immersion experiences and reflection for youth and young adults ages 16-30 doing service rebuilding homes, meeting people in New Orleans still dealing with the long term effects of Hurricane Katrina, touring visit the different parts of the city, learning about the causes of the devastation and engaging in reflection and discussion with Religious of the Sacred Heart and others at Duchesne House

Recent News

We have some sad news. Anne Byrne rscj passed away on Sunday morning Jan 8. She collapsed leaving Mass and despite the best efforts of police, EMTs and the caring staff of University Hospital she could not be revived. We are in shock at the loss and appreciate the prayers and support of DH friends here and around the country. More >

What Our Guests Say

High School students I learned to put other peoples’ needs before my own. Don’t take what you have for granted. The most valuable insight I experienced was that there are always different perspectives on issues. More >
From Lori Wilson, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich CT who has brought a group of high school students here for 5 years... More >
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