Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans

Self-Help/ Employment

Self-Help Employment Program (SHEP) 


The Travelers Aid Self-Help Employment Program (SHEP) was started in 1985 as a result of the large number of clients requesting assistance in finding employment. This program is for individuals seeking full-time permanent employment.

In this unique, comprehensive program, participants receive employment counseling and are taught job search/readiness skills.

Any homeless person can walk-in to inquire about how to enroll in the program. 


The program is specifically designed to remove many of the barriers homeless persons face while looking for work including but not limited to: identification, bus tokens, food, uniforms/work tools, shelter,toiletries, mailing address, phone/fax/computer/internet access, storage of personal belongings, etc.