The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC, established 1998) following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

NOMAF expands the services of the NOMC and its mission to keep New Orleans music ALIVE by sustaining New Orleans’ traditional music cultures.  We do this by providing cost-efficient access to comprehensive, wellness education and preventive health care, mental health and social services. Regardless of the patients’ ability to pay, NOMC is the medical home for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers.


  • May all of us who serve our organization have eyes to see those musicians, tradition bearers and cultural workers who are rendered invisible by the American health care system and social services agencies.
  • May we foster the compassion to open our arms and hearts to reach out to include them.
  • May we grow the wisdom to create and to partner with service providers to provide meaningful programs and services to insure the survival and well-being of those we serve.
  • May we serve as community advocates for those whose voices are unheard.

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