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.
After the Storm Resources
In the wake of Hurricane Ida, United Way SELA encourages residents to dial 211 to access up-to-date information and available recovery services from local partners and government agencies in their respective parishes. A toll-free call to 211 will connect residents to a community resources specialist who will help pinpoint critical aid available locally.
- VIALINK/211 Hurricane Ida Information and 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
- National Weather Service Radar Loop for our area