Hope Haven Cafe
The Tulane City Center partnered with Catholic Charities to develop a programmatic strategy for Madonna Manor building located at the Hope Haven Campus. The project integrates three community based programs (Jefferson Parish Care Center, Cafe Hope and Hope Haven Farm) in one cohesive plan to help revitalize and reactivate the Campus.
Jefferson Care Center will provide temporary shelter for homeless people and programs to reintegrate families in the community. Cafe Hope will be a fully operational service restaurant and will run as a social entrepreneurship business model that will offer job skills for at risk youth. Hope Haven Farm will develop a sustainable biodiversity farming model to support the Cafe and to promote initiatives to produce and buy local products. The Farm and Cafe will act as a collaborative platform for the community to help revitalize the iconic Westbank architectural landmark. The City Center is involved in the schematic design of Cafe Hope, and is working with all of the project’s collaborators to devise a site stragegy and strategic goals to make the project a reality.
Marcella Del Signore
Thomas J. Bogan
Pierre Stouse, Structural Consultant
Mike Ducote, Electrical Consultant
Chuck Sardi, Mechanical Consultant