Community Support Services & Resources for Tulanians

In the spring of 2023, many new laws and court decisions directly impacted valued members of the Tulane community.

We recognize that people will experience these actions, their discussions, and outcomes differently.

The Tulane Libraries EDI Committee developed this guide to share existing support services and resources for those navigating these challenging laws and court decisions and their socio-political impacts.


Mental Health

Employee Assistance Program

  • Tulane employees have access to webinars, onsite trainings, and mobile applications that can assist with work-life services, mental health & therapy, and professional training.

988 (phone) or chat

  • Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
  • Provides additional resources for Spanish-speaking people, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Maternal Health, LGBTQ+, veterans, and other communities.
Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386) or Chat 
  • primarily for LGTBQ+ youth experiencing a crisis.

For regional crisis hotlines for LGBTQ+ people experiencing a crisis in Louisiana, click here.

Family Planning and Health

New Orleans Abortion Funds 

  • Financial Assistance
  • Practical Support

Lift Louisiana - Abortion Resources

  • Explanation of current laws and regulations regarding born female people’s health, abortion and abortion access
  • Practical Support
Abortion Access at Tulane
  • Student-centered with some resources for staff and faculty
  • Explanation of current laws and regulations regarding born female people’s health, abortion and abortion access
  • Additional fact-based information for family planning

LGBTQ+ Support, Services, & Advocacy

LGBT Community Center of New Orleans
  • provide holistic referral services with an emphasis on equality and liberation.
  • FAQ provides clear definitions, links to additional information and resources.
Louisiana Trans Advocates
  • An organization that provides support and mental health resources and engages in social and political advocacy for trans rights.
  • Informational/educational resources
  • Advocacy resources
  • Support resources
Lambda Legal
  • Legal support and information for LGBTQ+ people and all people living with HIV/AIDS

Additional organizations identified by Puentes New Orleans.

Immigration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • provides a broad range of counseling and representation to immigrants and their families. We help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law, and to complete the immigration process successfully. Our staff includes attorneys, fully accredited Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Representatives, a case manager, and a staff translator.
Immigration Clinic of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice (Loyola University)
  • Provides legal representation and guidance for immigrants.
  • Provides monthly “Know Your Rights,” an immigration legal orientation program.
Puentes New Orleans
  • Identifies immigration and legal resources/services.


Written by Tulane University Libraries EDI Committee

Date 6/30/2023