United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has a bold vision for eradicating poverty in SELA. Grantmaking supports the vision of “equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated and economically stable.” This means both a sharpened focus on poverty through supporting the critical programs that form the bedrock of serving our population, and a systems change approach centered on collaboration. Our grantmaking is rooted in addressing the complex interplay of symptoms and drivers of poverty in the region.
For the first time in U.S. history, older adults are projected to outnumber children by 2035. As the population of older Americans continues to grow, so does the demand for high quality, accessible aging services.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana is a proud partner and funder of VIA LINK 2-1-1. As recently reported, while VIA LINK is facing challenges funding the National Suicide Prevention LIFELINE service for Louisiana, it is not in danger of closing.