Help Us Rebuild The Keller Mansion!
Located in Central City New Orleans, "The Keller Mansion" was built by Johann Heinrich Keller (JH Keller) just after he founded "Southern Soap Works Co." This 3 story Central Hall Raised Villa is just over 6500 sq' and was originally, and quite literally, the shack from which he started what would eventually be the largest soap company in the South.
Rising Foundations is renovating this historic home to create space for The First 72+ transitional housing and reentry program for people recently released from prison. Together we are rebuilding this property to provide free transitional housing, as well as space for case managment, reentry legal serices, and small business incubation.
During the renovation process this project will also provide paid training opportunities and transitional jobs for people recently released from prison, and residents in the neighborhood.
And we need your help!