The fourth fundraiser for Eden House was the most successful to date, raising a total of $180,000 in donations and pledges. The nonprofit offers long-term housing and comprehensive recovery services to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, free of cost.

Hallie Boh and Betsey Todd served as Co-Chairs, with Honorary Co-Chairs Walt Leger III and Neil Abramson. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite received the Volunteer of the Year Award, accepted by Reverend Donald R. Frampton of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Kara Van de Carr, President of the Board, and Cristina Young, graduate of Eden House, delivered remarks.

The event took place in the Audubon Tea Room and featured a short film about Eden House, produced by Louisiana Women in Film and Television with director Shena Mullins.

Approximately 300 guests attended the event, which offered an opportunity for community members and current and future donors to celebrate the victories of Eden House and learn more about the organization’s mission and goals.


What: “An Evening in the Garden of Eden,” benefiting Eden House
When: Wednesday, November 4
Where: Audubon Tea Room