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Changing Lives & Repairing Broken Souls at EHH Inc.

Help Esther’s Haven House make a difference and get those who are struggling back on their feet. We are meeting a wide range of needs in the New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, area. Our goal is to take broken souls, repair them, and help get them back on the right track. Inspired by Queen Esther, we want to help victims no matter their religion, race, sexual orientation, or background. Our domestic violence and homeless shelter offers a safe environment for volunteers and clients. Our clients are often coming out of jail,  and are forced to live on the streets, surviving domestic violence, or living with chronic illness.

With locations in New Orleans and Houston, Esther’s Haven House provides a safe environment and transitional housing for domestic violence victims, homeless women, formally incarcerated women, and those with HIV/AIDS. We aim to get our clients stabilized so they can have peace of mind.

Volunteer with Us

Support the work of Esther’s Haven House Inc. with your donations and volunteering your time. Our shelter and re-entry programs provide transitional housing, job training, mentoring programs, and other support services for our clients.

Donate to Us

We need donations for operational funding, such as lights, water, food, and transitional housing. All donations are tax-deductible. EHH Inc. has been a 501(c)(3) since 2003. We welcome your support in help meet the needs of our clients such as:

  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Household Items
  • Houses
  • Cars
  • Transportation Assistance

We Need Disaster Relief Support & Funding to Repair Damages Done to our New Orleans location right now. Please assist us with opening the doors to our Women’s Transitional Home in the Treme Area.

At the moment we are in desperate need of painting assistance, wall patching and general labor work to assist us with our June 15th grand opening.

Inspired by Kings & Queens

Encountering people from all walks of life, we want everyone to live, look, and act like royalty. Esther was a queen in the Bible who saved her people and provided everything for them. We want to “help a sister out,” no matter where she’s been or what she’s done, by letting her know she is a queen and treating her like one. We also let men know they are princes or kings, and they are expected to act accordingly.

About the Founder

Keeping with the royal theme, Founder Kiesha Keller loves purple, gold, royal blue, and scarlet red. She often wears these colors, especially purple! She wants everyone to know that everything the Bible says you can have, you can have! If you want something, strive for it. One method she recommends is getting a picture frame and writing down everything you plan on doing. It’s called Framing the Possibilities. Her long-term plan is to become nationally affiliated and spread Esther’s Haven House across the United  States.  

Contact us if you need assistance or you are interested in volunteering or supporting our cause.
2112 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

504-507-1617 New Orleans, LA

713-829-8383 Houston, TX


A native of New Orleans, who left her beloved New Orleans to spend twenty years of living in the land of Minnesota Not So Nice. Minnesota was full of opportunities but would learn that the soul of the state and the people who made it was just as icy cold as the temperatures. After the years and my 40th birthday flew by, I decided it was time to pack up my youngest child and come back to my roots, my birthplace the city that not only birthed me but gave me life. I would not be who I am without my New Orleans beginnings. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a premature baby born with a severe medical disability. And only With the help of my mother, was it possible for me to BE! I was able to endure and survive the obstacles laid before my child and me. In a city that was built by my family, but did not allow for us to reap the benefits I overcame. Charity Hospital was my second home — a building filled with miracle workers who made it possible for my daughter to have life. I have lived a life of rainy days with peeks of sunshine, that are my children, including those not of my womb. I'm the proud mother of three and a grandmother of three. My dream was to live the life of the nursery rhyme of ”The Old Lady Who lived in a shoe,” and for the most part, I did. I cared for several children over the years as a special needs foster parent. I would learn that my love was not enough for some children, but I loved them through their pain. I'm not sure if I ever had a case of true love or came close to what love looks like on television, but I had my share of men and the mirage of love. I survived two abusive marriages. Though I longed to return to New Orleans on a daily bases, I must admit my move was one of the best decisions made for me. I am a college graduate; I was a successful entrepreneur. I coowned a soul food restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I developed the talent of creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul. He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute. But with the challenge of creating a simple wedding cake, I was able to find healing. I created the House of Cakes in honor of him. Minnesota life had me pretty materialistic. I worked to the point I do not remember much, but work and handing my children love money. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, the ultimate provider and being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me of what I was told was a generational curse of lack of everything from money, love to even self-love. But for the most part, that life poisoned my heart and soul. I was blinded by visions fed to me by the media. I was told I wasn't anything unless I was better than the Jones's. I lived being ok with a broken, bleeding heart. Life like this did not exist in my family while living in New Orleans from what I viewed with my eyes and soul. We may not have had all the things I acquired over the years, but we were happy, we were together. Family outside of New Orleans wasn't family anymore. We lived separate lives and had awkward moments when we bumped into each other in public. I hated living in Minnesota even though life their helped me in so many ways. I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home, myself, my New Orleans. I'm here, and I love it. Even being in the so-called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes, New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together, we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up!. I just know in my heart that New Orleans will provide for me. There's a bank account with funds in it owed to me by way of back pay for my ancestors. And I will receive my inheritance, and I will continue the traditions and customs of the old to keep the heartbeat of New Orleans beating. I'm down in the boot, living the life that feels right to me awaiting my destiny...

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