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Dodwell House Community Resource Center

A Mission of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church

Dodwell House: A Place of Possibility and Hope

On the edge of the Tremé and Seventh Ward, our historic neighborhood is rich in traditions: the birthplace of jazz; a bohemian enclave for artists and tradition bearers; rich in music, art, food, and life. But many of those traditions and strengths are now at risk.

Anna’s Place NOLA, the outreach arm of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, stands as a beacon of possibility and hope. By disrupting pernicious cycles of poverty and violence, Anna’s Place changes lives. More members of our community are leading safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives because of Anna’s Place.

The Dodwell House Difference

As the needs of our community continue to increase, especially with the effects of COVID-19, Anna’s Place has outgrown its home at St. Anna’s Church. Planning for expansion, St. Anna’s purchased a nearby historic house and named it for our beloved former minister and his wife, Dodwell House, which will become the new home for Anna’s Place NOLA.

Increasing the reach of current programs and adding new programs, Anna’s Place will change lives through:



children and youth attend out-of-school time programs annually


Anna’s Place youth graduate from high school


of Anna’s Place youth go to college or employment after high school



healthy meals served annually to children, youth, the homeless and needy


people receive health services a year


bags of personal care items distributed to the homeless each year



participants in multi-generational programs each year

Those We Serve

The area we serve ranks 10th among the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. High rates of poverty and unemployment, lack of education, poor healthcare and homelessness combine to create a threatening mixture. We are steadfast in our vision of a community where poverty and violence no longer make their home.

Average Household Income
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Imagine Dodwell House

Through the generosity of several friends, Dodwell House is no longer a dream. However, developing a place of possibility and hope is no small undertaking.

We are creating and equipping a space fit for the program needs of Anna’s Place NOLA. Beyond the physical space, we are increasing our capacity to deliver our promise to the community. And we are ensuring we can sustain our growth.

We began the planning process two years ago. With the support of local architects experienced in historic preservation, the final plans are drawn and construction should begin in the first quarter of 2021, with the goal of moving in by the beginning of 2022.

The total cost of the Dodwell House capital expansion program is projected to be $4.2 million. This includes the cost of creating, equipping and operating a space fit for our program needs, while also sustaining Dodwell House and Anna’s Place programs for the first five years.

Capital Expenditures

$2.7 m

Building Operating Endowment

$500 k

Anna’s Place Programs

$1 m

We’re more than half way there

To date we have received more than

$2.75 million

in donations and pledges towards this goal and expect Historic Tax Credit financing based on the building’s history and our restoration plans.

With your help and that of others, the full promise of Dodwell House will be achieved. To learn more about the Dodwell House and how to support it click HERE or contact Deacon Buck Close, Campaign Chair, at