Dear Friends,

With the beautiful fall season right around the corner, Healing Hearts for Community Development is kicking off its drug prevention services in area schools.  Our trained facilitators, with the guidance of our Prevention Coordinator, Mitch Bryant, will be teaching Too Good for Drugs and Life Skills Training in Orleans and Jefferson Parish schools.  Mitch will also be working with trained youth to reduce the sale of tobacco products to minors through the Synar project.

The Celebration Hope Center is in the midst of implementing their new electronic health records system through Dr. Cloud.  This system will enable our clients to use their personal insurance coverage in a much larger and efficient way.

But the most exciting event of the fall season is our 6th Annual Jazzy Night Gala which will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:30-9:30 at Celebration Church.

Trumpet PlayerDwight Fitch and his Jazz Combo will provide the entertainment.  Some of New Orleans’ best restaurants will be sharing a variety of amazing dishes throughout the evening.  Live auction items include relaxing get-aways, Saints and Pelican items and a framed Blue Dog print commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  There will also be many great silent auction items as well.

If you or someone you know would like to sponsor this event, there is still time to do so.  Your business will be recognized in the HHCD Magazine distributed the night of the Gala and then at 10 area grocery stores.  Please contact Sandy Schule, our Event Coordinator, at 504-512-1268 or via email at  Donations of auction items would also be appreciated.

Tickets are $50, or 2 for $85 until October 11th. They may be purchased on the HHCD website at or at the Celebration Church Bookstore and Celebration Hope Center.

We hope that you will be able to come to the Jazzy Night Gala and support HHCD as it reaches out into our communities to accomplish its vision of providing help, hope, and healing through faith-based professional counseling, life skills training, and human development.

May the Lord richly bless you and your families in the days ahead.

In His Service
Freddie G. Landry
Executive Director

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