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Disaster Help

United Way will monitor progress at all levels of response from emergency to short term recovery to long term recovery and coordinate assistance.

Information on Services Available: Dial 2-1-1

2-1-1 Counselors provide information referral whether the crisis is a hurricane, flood, ice storm or other type of disaster.  VIA LINK’s 2-1-1 contact center is ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VIA LINK is part of the Louisiana 2-1-1 system that works in concert with public officials in the city, state and parish to provide disaster related information on available resources. Call 2-1-1 to find out where and what services are available in your Parish.

2-1-1 also has counselors available for mental health needs from suicide prevention to depression, financial issues, senior care, child care and other concerns. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273 TALK or 1-800- SUICIDE.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Apply by phone 1-800-621-3362 or online:

Report Flood Damage

St. Tammany Parish Government: Call 985-898-2323
St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center Director: Dexter Accardo or Clarence Poe

Washington Parish: Call 985-839-0434 or 985-326-5769
Washington Parish Emergency Operations Center Director: Tommy Thiebaud

Disaster Food Stamps (DSNAP)

Provides food assistance to eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.  It is strongly encouraged to pre-register at or 1-888-LAHELP (1-888-524-3578). Regular SNAP households in the DSNAP parishes do not need to apply; they will have additional benefits loaded to their cards automatically if they are not receiving the maximum amount for their household size. 

Applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on one of the days indicated by the first letter of their last name. Applicants who are unable to visit a site on their designated day should go on one of the final two days specified.

St. Tammany Parish: St Tammany Sheriff Training Facility, 39395 Pine St., Pearl River
Tangipahoa Parish: Eagle Heights Community Church, 47318 Rufus Bankston Rd., Tickfaw
Washington Parish (two sites): American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa or Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2201 Washington St., Franklinton

  • Monday, March 21: A-D
  • Tuesday, March 22: E-K
  • Wed., March 23: L-R
  • Thursday, March 24: S-Z
  • Friday, March 25: A-K
  • Saturday, March 26: L-Z

For Homeowners without flood insurance needing assistance with “mud-out”

St. Tammany: Northshore Disaster Relief / Epworth Project
Call: 985-781-7990 or online

Washington: Call 985-515-0017
Southern Baptist Convention – Disaster Relief Team: Sid Pittman, Coordinator  

People in need of food, water, cleaning supplies, diapers, paper products or clothing:

St. Tammany
  • Community Christian Concern, 2515 Carey St., Slidell, LA  70458 - Call 985-646-0357
  • Good Samaritan Ministry at St. Luke Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates, Slidell, LA  70461 - Call 985-641-6421
  • Samaritan Center, 402 Girod St., Mandeville, LA  70448 - Call 985-626-4457
  • Covington Food Bank, 840 North Columbia, Covington, LA  70433 - Call 985-893-3003
  • Bogalusa YMCA, 411 Ave. B, Bogalusa, LA  70427
  • Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1107 West 9th St., Bogalusa, LA  70427. Call for information 985-732-9602

Donations of food, water, cleaning supplies, diapers & paper products are being accepted at the following locations

Washington Parish
  • Bogalusa YMCA, 411 Ave. B, Bogalusa, LA  70427
  • Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1107 West 9th St., Bogalusa, LA  70427 – Flood victims can call the church for information at 985-732-9602

Legal Assistance

Landlord tenant rights, successions, contractor fraud, custody, school admission, disaster unemployment, disaster food stamps, other civil issues:

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
1200 Derek Dr., Suite 100, Hammond, LA  70403

Call 985-345-2130 or 1-800-349-0886 or online

Long Term Recovery

Northshore Disaster Relief / Epworth Project
Call 985-781-7990 or online

To make donations to United Way Southeast Louisiana Flood Relief

Call 985-778-0815 or click here.

  • United Way in St. Tammany Parish – Charlotte Champagne or Sonja Newman
  • United Way in Tangipahoa Parish – Cammie Proctor
  • United Way in Washington Parish – Charlotte Champagne