100 percent of funds to support emergency assistance to individuals and families
Vanessa Greenslade, PhD, is United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s resident research and data expert. Vanessa works with our Community Impact team to bring a data-driven approach to our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.
The updated United Way ALICE Report for Louisiana, released earlier this month, shows nearly 1 in 2 Southeast Louisiana (SELA) households (47 percent) struggled to make ends meet in 2016.
Website to collect donations for households affected by river flooding
NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana launched Saturday the Northshore Flood Relief Fund to assist households affected by river flooding in St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
Click here to make an online contribution.
The United Way ALICE Project, a groundbreaking study on financial hardship, revealed in 2016 that more than 50 million U.S. households struggle to afford necessities like health care, housing, food, child care, transportation, taxes, and a smart phone.
ALICE – Asset, Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – is a term for households who earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to cover a basic household survival budget.
At United Way of Southeast Louisiana, we believe every problem - no matter how complex, systemic, or gut-wrenching - can be solved when fight together.
Our progress made toward equitable communities in 2018 is proof that this mantra is more than words on a page. The only way we can create real, lasting change is through United Way’s Blueprint for Prosperity, bringing people, organizations, and systems together to work toward a common goal – eradicating poverty in Southeast Louisiana.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana stands with the communities affected by Hurricane Florence. Tragically, 32 people lost their lives across North and South Carolina and Virginia. As of Tuesday morning, a half a million homes and businesses are still without power. Reported property damage is increasing, and flooding continues to spread as waters rise.
When I shared my thoughts one year ago today, I also shared our compassion and concern for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Subsequently, we were called to pray for all of Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria wrecked the entire island. Today, these communities are still hard at work to recover and will continue to benefit from our prayers and support.
Partnership engages industry leaders to build crisis funding for hospitality professionals
United Way of Southeast Louisiana, business and community partners launch New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan
NEW ORLEANS – Community and business leaders, including representatives of United Way of Southeast Louisiana, SBP, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Rebuilding Together and Entergy New Orleans, will gather on Thursday to announce the launch of the New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan for assisting families impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado.