Many of our social problems have the same root cause - Poverty. We held 63 listening sessions in our seven-parish region and identified POVERTY as United Way's 'Big Issue' going forward. We've put our stake in the ground. We want businesses and individuals to join us in developing strategies and partnerships. Together we can...

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Related:

What is VITA?

VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. It is a program that offers no cost tax filing services to working individuals and families with household income of $54,000 or less.

Where can I go to get my taxes done?

There are multiple sites in Jefferson, Lafourche. Orleans, St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, Washington, St. John, and...

Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Related: Income

This holiday season is a time of joy, celebration and giving. But in the midst of the holiday shopping, don’t forget to add health care coverage to your holiday check list.

Reasons why should you get health coverage:

  1. It’s the law: Not having health coverage could subject you to a penalty of 2.5% of your income or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, whichever is higher. Obtain health coverage so you don’t have to...
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Related: Health

For the past three years, our United Way has been preparing for this moment. The moment when the thinking of policy makers at all levels—donors, advocates, volunteers, United Ways and our partner agencies—aligned. You cannot predict when a moment like that will occur. You simply have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has presented that opportunity. At a recent press conference he uttered the word “...

Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Related: Basic Needs | Education | Financial Stability | Health | Income

United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and United Way Worldwide (UWW) have teamed up to launch an initiative to help support the implementation of higher standards in the public schools of southeast Louisiana. Working in collaboration with education, business, and...

Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 Related: Education

At the end of a four-day shopping extravaganza that includes Black Friday, ShopLocal Saturday and Cyber Monday, a more recent “Global Day” is taking place. Giving Tuesday is a day of giving back. On this day, today, December 1st, individuals around the world will come together to celebrate the spirit of giving and generosity.

While many organizations are requesting that people consider giving of their time, talent or treasure today, United Way...

Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Related: