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Everyday, people in our community are struggling to put food on the table, cope with mental and physical health challenges or to be independent.

One person can't tackle every issue. It takes all of us working together.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is the most effective and efficient way for you to support our region. Your hard earned dollars stay in our community to help with needs as varied as the people who live here. Tell Us, Join Us, Show Us. [Let your voice be heard!]


Asian Pacific American Society partners with United Way

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and The Asian Pacific American Society (APAS) are partnering to better serve our growing Asian American population. The APAS Board of Directors has granted $64,000 to United Way to help the Asian community access needed resources and information through the 2-1-1 system.
Tina Owen, APAS Board Chair says, “This partnership has been a long time coming. The money is the balance of the 2004 Tsunami Relief Fund unused. United Way helped us then and can help us now—this time by positively impacting the Asian community of Greater New Orleans.” [more]


Funds Available to Non-Profits in Orleans, St. Bernard & St. Tammany

Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Tammany Parishes have been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $139,595 (Orleans), $14,489 (St. Bernard) and $71,055 (St. Tammany). These funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage and utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters. [more] [application]


Brass-A-Holics Team Up With United Way to Raise Domestic Abuse Awarenes
The Brass-A-Holics will debut their new black and gold fan anthem at the New Orleans Saints home opener during their pre-game concert in Champion Square from 9am to 11am. The brass band collective is also launching a new charitable partnership with us - 30 cents from every download of the new song will benefit our efforts to stop domestic violence. [more]


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Be A VITA Volunteer
Help low & moderate income families prepare and file their taxes for free! VITA volunteers assisted more than 11,500 people in preparing and filing their 2013 income tax returns. [register]


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Melisse's Blog

Promoting Healthy Eating in Children: Five Easy Ideas

A balanced, nourishing diet is important for growing kids. Parents and caregivers promoting healthy eating in children need to get them started from a young age. When kids eat well, they are better equipped to do well in school, take on extracurricular activities, and challenge themselves. A daily dose of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and healthy proteins will also help to support a lifetime of health and cut down on health care costs... [more]


Tools You Can Use

The Common Good Forecaster:
Explore How Education Affects Us All.

Education benefits all of us. Educational attainment is linked to better jobs, higher income, health, life expectancy, voter turnout, incarceration, self-worth and dignity, and prospects for one's children. United Way and the Measure of America created the Common Good Forecaster TM a tool to forecast how things might change in your community if educational outcomes were better. [more]


A Prescription for Everyday Savings
We’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone ... [more]

Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30.
If a hurricane hit tomorrow, would your family know what do to? If you had to evacuate, what would you take with you? The time to prepare is now. Your family needs to take immediate action when a hurricane hits. Watch our three part series - Before, During and After the Storm and find out what you can do to prepare. [more]


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