Basic Needs

2021 State Legislative Agenda Highlights


The 2021 Legislative Session 

The 2021 Regular Legislative Session began last Monday with a flurry of action and over 900 pre-filed bills. 

Over the next two months, legislators will debate policies that will directly impact all of us. At United Way of Southeast Louisiana, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that these policies support vulnerable families and bring us closer to achieving a vision of equitable communities. 

Haynes Academy snags top spot in 2021 Mission Ignition volunteer challenge


Six area high schools create $12K in impact through virtual service

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana on Friday named Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies the winner of the 2021 Mission Ignition competition, which pits area high school against each other in a race to collect the most volunteer hours. 


Williamson’s Notes: 4 Reasons You Should Use 211


211 Is Here to Help Every Person In Our Community

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community. From finding food and help paying for housing and bills to connecting to other essential services, 211 is there.

 Every 211 is part of a national network, United to help as many people as possible. Here at home, United Way of Southeast Louisiana is proud partner with VIA LINK to bring 211 to our neighbors in need. 

Black History and Black Futures


While celebrating Black history, we also work to create a more equitable future.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate influential leaders and impactful moments of the past. But celebrating Black history is not enough. 

United Way of Southeast Louisiana continues to work toward a future where Black community members have the same access to employment, education, health care, and housing as their white neighbors.