12,772 individuals accessed affordable housing, financial products, and services
94% of individuals served increased disposable income by accessing benefits and/or reducing costs
618 individuals received job skills training
87% of individuals served gained employment
3 policies promoted, enacted, or modified to promote financial stability
Arc of Greater New Orleans – Employment Services
Destiny is a 29-year-old woman with an intellectual disability and true compassion for children. After moving to New Orleans from Alabama, Destiny received an employment assessment through Arc of Greater New Orleans, a United Way Community Partner, where she displayed a high interest in working with young children. Destiny was offered a job at local child care center and now earns her own income by serving as a teachers’ assistant. The support didn’t stop there, however – Destiny continues to grow in her position with help from an ArcGNO job coach and make strides toward living to her fullest potential.
Learn more about the Arc of Greater New Orleans at arcgno.org
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PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
SB 136 (failed) authored by Senator JP Morrell promotes pay transparency by prohibiting employers from taking actions against employees for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing their wages or those of other employees.
SB 186 (failed) authored by Senator JP Morrell establishes a statewide paid family and medical leave program.
Learn more about our advoacy efforts in our 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up.