United Way of Southeast Louisiana is here before, during, and after disasters. When a disaster strikes, your gift helps families get back in their homes, rebuild schools and businesses, and give our vulnerable neighbors the care they need. United Way works with local organizations to thoughtfully build strategies to create resilient communities.
COVID-19 exposed the widespread economic instability of Louisiana. Before the virus, half of households in the state could not afford basic household necessities or save for an emergency like sudden job loss or a natural disaster. Now, these families – and many more – are in crisis and need help to recover as they still battle the financial strains of COVID-19.
LONG-TERM RECOVERY RESOURCES
- Department of Children & Family Services - DSNAP Pre-Registration
- What to Expect from Louisiana D-SNAP and SNAP After a Disaster
- FEMA Disaster Assistance
- Hurricane Ida Operation Blue Roof Assistance
- Louisiana Workforce Commission - Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Disaster Helpline (free legal service): 1-844-244-7871
- State of Louisiana Hurricane Updates
- Emotional Support - Disaster Distress Helpline (videophone service available for American Sign Language users) - Click here or call 1-800-985-5990
- Report Damage - Damage.LA.Gov
- Report Disaster Fraud - FEMA
- Department of Homeland Security Disaster Guide
- American Red Cross - download mobile phone app - Stay safe during emergencies with expert tips & useful tools.
- National Weather Service Radar Loop for our area
- Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide
- For non-emergencies, dial 211