The DDD would like to introduce our new Homeless Outreach Specialist, Mr. Frank A. Lockett.
As part of our commitment to Mayor Landrieu’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and the Downtown/Home Partnership, the DDD has partnered with Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans to provide targeted homeless outreach services in Downtown New Orleans. TAS has provided Lockett as the trained outreach worker to specifically assist the Downtown homeless population by quickly linking them to housing and social services.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Lockett went on to play in the NFL for a bit before beginning his 15+ year career in healthcare. He has worked for several great institutes in the Greater New Orleans area, including DePaul Hospital, Unity of Greater New Orleans, and Tulane University.
In 2008, Mr. Lockett was honored by the City of New Orleans for his Outreach Efforts with Unity of Greater New Orleans, including housing over 500 homeless individuals over an eight-month period. Lockett began his work with the DDD March 4.
The DDD played an integral role in the development of the Mayor’s 10-year Plan, serving as part of the Mayor’s Homeless Services Working Group. The Group was comprised of a cross-section of the community, representing the business, criminal justice, health care, higher education, faith-based, government, non-profit, neighborhood, and philanthropic sectors who worked cooperatively with federal and state partners in order to create outcome-driven approaches based on national best practices in order to best serve the needs of the homeless and the City. It was co-chaired by DDD Board Commissioner Jade Brown-Russell.