United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes

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Asian Pacific American Society partners with United Way

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and The Asian Pacific American Society (APAS) are partnering to better serve our growing Asian American population. The APAS Board of Directors has granted $64,000 to United Way to help the Asian community access needed resources and information through the 2-1-1 system.

Tina Owen, APAS Board Chair says, “This partnership has been a long time coming. The money is the balance of the 2004 Tsunami Relief Fund unused. United Way helped us then and can help us now—this time by positively impacting the Asian community of Greater New Orleans.” [more]



Charmaine Caccioppi Receives Honors

Congratulations to United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charmaine Caccioppi received honors at Louisiana Women Leaders Business Conference and Hall of Fame Awards. [pics from event at nola.com]



The punch seen 'round the world

By now, most of us have seen the elevator punch delivered by Ray Rice to his then fiance. From professional athletes to film and music celebrities, to the neighbor down the street or maybe the family member in the next room-domestic violence is everywhere and affects everyone.

Domestic violence crosses all racial and socio-economic lines and all too often leads to a loss of life. A disturbing new report from the Violence Policy Center ranks Louisiana fourth highest in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men. [more]


Nine Years of Rebuilding Lives and Communities. We Aspire to a Better Future.

Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore. Just weeks later, Hurricane Rita followed. We all remember the devastation - the lives and buildings left in shambles as we watched, waited and wondered what next.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana was here working for you before, during and after the hurricanes. [more]


Stunned. Shocked. Tragic.

Stunned. Shocked. Tragic. Those are just some of the words people are using to describe the death of actor-comedian Robin Williams. 

Unfortunately sometimes life imitates art.

In the 2009 movie "World's Greatest Dad," Robin Williams delivered the line: "If you're that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember: Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems." [more]





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