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WHO WE ARE
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve.
United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to be part of the change.
Our 2020 Public Policy Legislative Agenda, “United for a Safe & Prosperous Community,” advances our mission to eradicate poverty in Southeast Louisiana by fighting for the most vulnerable among us. A complement to our Blueprint for Prosperity, this agenda serves to address the most pressing health and human service needs in our community and to assist those on the cusp of poverty or ALICE–Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
ALICE is a term to describe residents across Louisiana who work hard, yet struggle to make ends meet. ALICE has low-paying jobs, little or no savings, and is one emergency from falling into poverty. We are committed to supporting the needs of the growing ALICE population and, with your support, we can create more equitable communities for us all. View a wrap-up of our efforts during the 2020 regular and special legislative sessions here.