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Bastion Bastion

Bastion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through our powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, Bastion sustains a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.

THE CHALLENGE WE FACE

Today, our combat veterans are surviving life-threatening injuries at a much higher rate. While the transition from military to civilian society would be challenging for anyone, it is especially difficult for warriors and their loved ones who require special assistance—whether it be total care or a supportive living environment.

All too frequently, our warriors and caregivers must navigate the transition with little knowledge, skills, or systems in place to ensure their success. Many continue to struggle without basic supports and comprehensive care

OUR STRATEGY: COMMUNITY AS THE INTERVENTION

Intentional Environment

At Bastion, warriors and families live in a planned community alongside other purpose-driven adults. The community is designed to foster informal neighboring and enduring relationships. Our goal is for residents to maximize independence in the home and age in place.

Community-Based Support

From mentorship to meal preparation, Bastion’s model leverages human capital to create layers of social and instrumental support. Our volunteer program equips residents to assist professionals and caregivers implement individualized care plans, and every resident benefist from helping others— promoting personal wellness and life satisfaction.

Person-Centered Services

Residents benefit from the support of dedicated staff provided onsite.

Property Management

Bastion helps integrate newcomers and maintain homes in partnership with Renaissance.

Professional Partnerships

Bastion is connected to a network of clinical providers that offer critical professional services.

The Site

The Bastion site is located on 5.5 acres in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Designed by architect Jonathan Tate, the development of 78 residential units along with a Wellness Center and common areas is underway, and residents are already calling Bastion home. Bastion is one mile from City Park and Bayou St. John, and ten minutes from the new VA Medical Center. This project will serve as a replicable model for national expansion. 

The Site

Our Partners