Rebuilding Together Acadiana now a program of Catholic Charities of Acadiana


Rebuilding Together Acadiana now a program of Catholic Charities of Acadiana 

Rebuilding Together Acadiana, a local affiliate of the nations leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has officially merged with Catholic Charities of Acadiana. As a program of Catholic Charities of Acadiana, Rebuilding Together Acadiana will continue providing essential home repairs and renovations for low income elderly and disabled homeowners.

Rebuilding Together Acadiana mobilizes volunteers and leverages donated or discounted building materials to complete repairs at no cost to homeowners. Through the generosity of the community in volunteer hours and donated goods, Rebuilding Together Acadiana has been able to turn every $1 of community investment into $4 of market value for homeowners.

“Catholic Charities of Acadiana has collaborated with Rebuilding Together Acadiana for many years, especially during times of disaster response and long term recovery” says Kimberly Boudreaux, CEO of Catholic Charities of Acadiana, “We have long since admired the work of Rebuilding Together Acadiana and their dedication to improving the safety and health of vulnerable homeowners. The decision to formally merge our organizations was rooted in our shared values and with the desire to strengthen both of our efforts and expand the reach of their services to every civil parish of Acadiana.”

The family of the late Alberta and Gerald Gossen, Sr has made a generous founding investment towards establishing Rebuilding Together Acadiana as a program of Catholic Charities of Acadiana. Mr. Gossen was a lifelong architect and builder who also worked closely with the Diocese of Lafayette in its many building projects. The family wishes to honor Gerald and Alberta in establishing and expanding this ministry by restoring homes throughout Acadiana.

About Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Catholic Charities of Acadiana’s mission is to care for the sacred gift of all human life, especially the most vulnerable. Since 1973, its programs have represented a response to the Gospel call to carry out the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, offering hospitality to the homeless, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead. For more information about Catholic Charities of Acadiana, visit