Louisiana has been called one of the most dangerous places in America for women due to domestic violence homicides. But five strong determined Louisiana women have helped change that. The documentary short film “five awake” chronicles their championing of a historic legislative package to protect victims of domestic abuse and save lives.
The air is cooler, children are back in school and United Way is into its second month of our annual fundraising campaign!
This year’s campaign looks very different than in years past. United Way has a new Blueprint for Prosperity – a plan to reach our bold new vision of eradicating poverty in Southeast Louisiana. But in order to achieve our goals, we need buy-in from all members of our community, including those working at companies running employee fundraising campaigns.
Our 2016 Advocacy Champions were honored yesterday the 2nd Annual Louisiana Legislative Champions Reception. These individuals help to complement United Way’s public policy efforts by supporting key legislation that not only impact those living in our seven-parish region, but all across the State of Louisiana.
By: Chelsy Rose
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Hurricane Katrina to the Great Flood of 2016
United Way Continues to Help with Emergency Grants for Tangipahoa