David Bottner is the executive director of the New Orleans Mission. Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Mission has been providing services for three decades to New Orleans residents grappling with homelessness, addiction, abuse or food insecurity. The mission is a faith-based organization that relies on support from private donations; it receives no money from the city, state or federal governments. 
Bottner explains the mission’s multi-pronged approach: “We recognize that food, clothing and shelter are only the beginning; the real goal is to help men and women through rescue, recovery, and then re-engagement.” 

In this podcast, Bottner talks about the organization’s latest accomplishment, a food pantry in Lacombe, Louisiana, and he discusses the state of the homeless in New Orleans.