Helping Evacuees Return Home

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A services center that's now open in Houston is meant to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees recover more and return to Louisiana.

The New Orleans Journey Home Center will offer information about affordable housing, schools, child care, job training, healthcare and small business development.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin told evacuees Tuesday that his city is troubled -- but ready to welcome them back.

The center is run by Nagin's office and the city of Houston.

Katrina hit the Gulf coast last August 29th.

Authorities have estimated as many as 250-thousand Louisiana evacuees are still in Texas, with about 150-thousand of them in Houston.