Walk With Me
Community Improvement Center
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast devastating the city of New Orleans leaving thousands of its residents displaced.  Nearly 50% of New Orleans evacuees relocated to Texas, and more than half of that displaced population settled in Houston. Remaining true to its mission to serve low-income families in the areas of education, spiritual development, individual empowerment and community improvement the organization embraced the task of assisting New Orleans natives with adjusting to life in an unfamiliar place. This task would grow to include hundreds of families and form a lifelong commitment to the families and the city of New Orleans. Through the combined efforts of the Walk With Me Community Improvement Center staff, members, and sponsors the organization provided and coordinated services to over 260 Katrina families. Services included but were not limited to; housing, transportation, clothing, food, mentoring, assisting with F.E.M.A paperwork, making shuttles to and from New Orleans to retrieve personal documents, medication, religious and grief counseling and a plethora of others.  Today, the organization has taken an extra step in providing services to families effected ever still by the storm that hit four years ago. The founder of the Walk With Me C.I.C., LaToyia Porter, saw an immediate need in New Orleans, particularly in the New Orleans East community.  In 2007 she and several members of her staff relocated to the area to begin their work helping rebuild and restore the community and the enhance the quality of life that is available to the residents of the community.   In 2009 the doors of Walk With Me Community Improvement Center opened welcoming nearly 100 families into its programs.  During the summer of 2009 the center launched its Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School intergenerational summer reading program which hosted nearly 70 children and a waiting list of more than 100.

Today Walk With Me CIC serves more than 250 families and four partner sites in the New Orleans area, including its location on the Northshore.  We continue to expand the programs and services that we offer while enhancing our commitment to the city and its residents.

New Orleans Commitment
28660 Montana Street
LaCombe LA, 70445
Office Phone: 985-218-9494
Office Phone: 985-218-9496
Fax: 985-218-9495