What We Do
Project Fleur-de-lis provides school-based trauma-focused intervention services, military family interventions, school-based suicide risk assessment support, and restorative approaches training and implementation support. All schools (public, public charter and parochial) in the Greater New Orleans area are provided the opportunity to participate in PFDL's comprehensive programming. PFDL partners with the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) Office of Family Programs to reach military members and their families. PFDL is always looking to expand the impact of its services through community partnerships and outreach.
Project Fleur-de-lis was created after Hurricane Katrina to provide intermediate and long-term healing to youth in schools after natural and man-made disasters. Since its inception, PFDL has transformed into a program that provides a wider comprehensive network of services that aim to educate, prevent, and restore the New Orleans community in a city that continues to have high rates in sucide, violence, and dropout rates while also being susceptible to natural disasters.
Project-Fleur-de-lis is comprised of four innovative programs: Evidence-Based Practices, Military Youth and Family, Suicide Prevention, and Restorative Practices. In addition to these four programs, PFDL places a strong emphasis on workforce development by providing education and training for the local school and community workforce. Interventions are taken from state-of-the-art promising practices or evidence-based models, maximizing the likelihood of achieving successful results with the students.
Project Fleur-de-lis is currently funded through grants awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund. Through our SAMHSA grant, Project Fleur-de-lis is a Category III Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
"Assisting thousands of children and youth each year, Project Fleur-de-lis™ serves as a testament to the true impact a small group doing great work can accomplish. The program’s excellent reputation is reflected by repeated grant awards, but, more importantly, by the trust schools place in the PFDL team, for both long term and immediate trauma interventions. This program is addressing critical current issues -- suicide prevention, restorative justice and secondary traumatic stress, to name just a few. PDFL is a vital component of the work of Mercy Family Center in New Orleans and its environs and I am humbled to be allowed to serve on MFC’s board in support of this remarkable work."
-Mercy Family Center Board Member