After over a decade of significant decreases, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Jefferson and Orleans parishes dropped by just nine people from 2018 to 2019. 

This fact is revealed in new point-in-time data from UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a United Way community partner leading a collaborative of over 60 agencies that provide housing and services to...

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Related: Basic Needs

United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s 2019 Public Policy Legislative Agenda, “United for a Safe & Prosperous Community” continues our bipartisan advocacy efforts fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.

United Way is working closely with elected officials and collaborative partners across Louisiana to ensure passage of bills that our staff and board have identified as legislation which will help create...

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Related: Education | Financial Stability | Health

This Saturday, May 4, voters in Jefferson Parish will provide a response to the title question as they cast their votes in the Jefferson Parish Schools’ educator pay raise millage election. Before you answer the question yourself, I’d like to share my thoughts on the tax measure.

Let’s get the facts and figures out of the way first. The proposed 7.9 mils...

Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Related: Education

Living in Southeast Louisiana, we understand that being impacted by a hurricane or heavy storm is not a question of if, but when. It is a fact of life, and we must take the weather seriously – even unnamed storms.

Hurricane season is approaching quickly (June 1-November 30). The first full week of May is earmarked as Hurricane Preparedness Week to bring awareness to the dangers and hazards of tropical cyclones....

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Related:

Game-Changer Spotlight: Bob Kimbro

 We are more than the fundraisers. We are the hand raisers. The game changers. The-stop-talking-start-doing-band-together-and-take-on-the-impossible-task-masters.

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana Game-Changer Spotlight profiles on...

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Related:

Did you learn the difference between banks and credit unions in school? What about pitfalls of payday loans? 

Many individuals lack a basic knowledge of how to plan, save, and invest – making it hard for them to build wealth and secure their financial future.

We know that financial hardship is a widespread issue in our region. Data from the latest United Way ALICE Report shows nearly 1...

Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Related: Financial Stability