This evening is in honor of James J. Reiss, co-founder of Magnolia Community Services.

Founded in 1935, Magnolia Community Services is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer support and services in twenty-one group homes, supported community living, vocational/day habilitation and wellness programs, and supported employment.


As a community of dedicated employees, families and medical professionals, our mission is to provide the highest quality of service, leadership and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities in the Greater New Orleans area.


We envision a shared community where all individuals, including those with developmental disabilities, thrive and grow and are recognized for their contributions to society.


We exist to help people. We are person centered, dedicated to teamwork, committed to integrity, open in our communication and recognized for leadership.