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Wellness University

The Wellness University (WU) is a semester-based curriculum of classes that offers Project Lazarus Residents crucial tools, resources, support and one-on-one guidance as they work toward securing and maintaining permanent housing, improving physical and mental wellness, and meeting their daily and long-term lifestyle goals.

We offer three main types of educational experiences at WU:

  1. 8-week courses
  • Core Classes: HIV 101, Medication and Wellness, Financial Literacy and Self Empowerment.
  • Rotating electives: These classes change each semester they include topics as varied as Career Development, Creative Writing, Photography, and Yoga.
  1. Weekly excursions:
  • Weekly group trips include Jean Lafitte National Park, the Audubon Aquarium and Zoo, job fairs, plays, movies, and other community events.
  1. Weekly and Bi-Weekly Wellness Visits:
  • Certified therapists offer acupuncture, meditation and massage therapy.
All residents are required to take two courses per semester, including at least two core curriculum courses.
Please see Course Catalog linked here.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kinnison, Wellness University Supervisor, at 504-949-3609 Ext. 521 or

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