August 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Tronn Moller – Faith and Community Development Institute
Meeting at their weekly Bible study to pray, share potluck suppers, Chat and Chew discussions and ideas about how to better their grandchildren’s lives was a regular event for many of the grandmothers residing at The Estates, formerly known as the Desire Housing Development in New Orleans. According to Marcia Peterson, director of Desire Street Ministries who leads the weekly study, it began after Hurricane Katrina and the main focus of the ladies was to help provide activities and services for their own live-in grandchildren . “A lot of them are single women raising their grandchildren for various reasons,” said Peterson.