United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area

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

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We have tremendous power. Our choices can affect someone's life next door, across the street or across the lake. You have the chance to be part of a movement - a movement which can raise our community to new heights and make real change in people's lives today and in the future. Supporting United Way empowers us to create a safer, better place to live, work and raise our families. Choose to be part of the movement - change won't happen without you.

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Royal Castle Child Development Center

John and Jaylen are learning their ABCs. Their mom brings them to Royal Castle in Hollygrove, and heads to work with peace of mind. She knows Royal Castle is one of 14 licensed child care centers funded by United Way, so her boys will be receiving high quality care and education.





St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

Elizabeth is speaking out against domestic violence. Her husband killed her daughter, then shot Elizabeth three times in the face. She received assistance and counseling from a United Way partner agency. Now, she is helping others recover from abuse and become self reliant - just as she did.






John is leaving work in Amite. Thanks to his family and United Way, John was able to receive vocational training for individuals with developmental disabilities. He now has a steady job that he loves and a great quality of life. He is a valued, respected and integral member of the community.






The Bright School for the Deaf

Maddox is asking to play ball - in sign language. Because of his profound hearing loss, Maddox did not speak until he was almost two years old. Then he began attending Language Says It All, a United Way supported program that provides him with language and speech lessons. Maddox can now talk to his mom or dad about anything - and they can understand everything.





Jewish Family Service

Clarence is lying on the floor. He has slipped and fallen, unable to get up without assistance. Thanks to Lifeline, an electronic personal emergency response system, he is able to get in touch with his family with the press of a button, which sends help immediately. With programs funded by United Way, Clarence is able to live as independently as he can.





Phoenix of New Orleans, dba PNOLA

Mary is enjoying an evening at her newly rebuilt home in Gert Town with her three grandchildren, whom she raises while her daughter serves in the Army. She is overjoyed to finally have a stable place to live with her family, thanks to United Way's NO Place Like Home program.





Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Darielle is studying in the campus library. The odds were stacked against her, but thanks in large part to Urban League's College Track, funded by United Way, and her determined spirit, she graduated with honors from high school, received a scholarship and is now pursuing a pharmaceutical degree.






Joe is considering taking his own life. He calls 2-1-1 for help, and is connected with a trained counselor. 2-1-1, a multi-lingual information and referral line, provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention specialists 24/7, free of charge. With 2-1-1, Joe is not alone. He knows it's okay to talk about it.