Mission Statement

Belle Reve NOLA provides housing and full supportive services to people with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS.

 

Our Vision

Our goal is to ensure individuals with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS have a safe environment to meet their medical, physical and emotional needs, in order to provide them with the essential, necessary skills to help them to return to independent living.

 

Our History

Belle Reve NOLA is the first facility of its kind serving individuals with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS, to be licensed in the State of Louisiana. Chartered in September 1992 and opening its doors in March 1993, Belle Reve NOLA is a 501(c)3 non-profit.


As the needs of the community increased, Belle Reve NOLA responded and received additional federal funding to renovate the neighboring Belle Esprit house into three apartments. Local interior designer Chet Pourciau, in conjunction with Eric Hess, donated their time and talents, as well as furniture, to decorate the Belle Esprit community living room. In 2010, work was completed on renovating a warehouse garage into an additional seven-person group home called Belle Grace. Belle Reve NOLA can now serve a total of 18 individuals and three couples or families with children.


Belle Reve NOLA has consistently received superior ratings and honors from monitoring agencies, including a “Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service” from the City of New Orleans. Our Executive Director, Vicki Weeks, was honored with an “Acclaim Award” from the Forum for Equality, for her tireless work in the HIV/AIDS community and received a “Special Commendation” from the United States Department of State, for her work with international visitors.