IMPACT REPORT United Way of Southeast Louisiana LIVE UNITED
United Way volunteer day at the YMCA of Bogalusa and CAGNO garden build
AGENCIES SERVING WASHINGTON PARISH RESIDENTS United Way fights for the health, education, ADAPT, Inc. Washington Parish Sexual Assault Center and financial stability of American Red Cross of Southeast LA every person in every Emergency Support Services to Prepare and Prevent Financial Crisis community. Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans Cancer Patient Services Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans 6,668 Counseling Solutions | Parish and Community Ministries Services provided to Washington Parish residents Family Promise of St. Tammany Family Emergency Shelter Program Family Violence Program of St. Bernard 4,433 (formerly St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program) Meals served to Washington Parish residents Junior Achievement of GNO JA Finance Park Our Daily Bread of Tangipahoa Operation Compassion 694 Services provided by Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans the YMCA of Bogalusa Family Success Center at the Center of Hope Second Harvest Food Bank Transforming Communities in Need 427 Services provided by 211 Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Telephone Crisis Counseling Family Stabilization Project and Community Resource App Southeast Spouse Abuse Program dba SAFE Domestic Violence Services STARC of Louisiana 210 Supported Employment Supports for children by the TASC Program VIA LINK, Inc. 211 & TXT211 | Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention YMCA of Bogalusa 60 YMCA Health & Wellness, Afterschool and Leaders Club Programs Services provided by Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany Southeast LA Legal Services’ CASA | TASC (Truancy Assessment Service Center) Family Stabilization Project $1 DONATED GENERATED $4.37 IN COMMUNITY IMPACT OUR WORK
The reality is, 10,150 households in Washington Parish are struggling – and that’s where United Way comes in. We fight for the most vulnerable among us.
We find expert, local partners who are aligned with our Blueprint for Prosperity and believe in collaboration and accountability. We fund trusted nonprofit service providers through our collective impact model. We advocate for bipartisan policy that drives systems-level change.
When you invest in your community through United Way, you help more children succeed in school, more families lead healthy lives, and more people grow their incomes to become financially stable.
Together, we make more impact than any one of us could create alone when we work toward a shared goal – eradicating poverty.
United Way funds 77 programs across Southeast Louisiana as part of our holistic approach to eradicating poverty and creating equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable. Below we highlight a success story in Washington Parish.
ADAPT, INC.'s Washington Parish Sexual Assault Center provided crisis intervention, criminal justice advocacy, and counseling for three small girls, their aunt, and her husband this past year. The girls had been neglected and sexually abused by their mother and her friends. Terrified to face their mother and the other perpetrators in court, their counselor immediately began providing emotional support to the family. A staff counselor provided testimony in court as to the emotional state of the children and how testifying in open court would retraumatize them - asking to use videos of the girls' statements and for any questioning to be done by closed-circuit tv. The judge granted the request, and the three young girls did not have to testify at all. By the end of the school year, the sisters were officially adopted by the aunt and her husband. In addition, the girls made honor roll in school, participated in a dance recital, and are actively engaged in a safe and nurturing home life. Thank you for your support and for helping to change these young girls' lives.
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211 - The 211 Contact Center provides information and referral to health and human service agencies utilizing the VIA LINK Community Resource Directory. Available 24/7 by dialing 211.
VITA - IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
FamilyWize - The pharmacy discount card is FREE for everyone. Whether or not you have health insurance coverage, you are eligible to begin saving on your prescription medications today.
IDA - Our IDA (Individual Development Account) program is designed to help low-income participants save money through a matched-savings program.
MyFreeTaxes.com - The MyFreeTaxes partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100% FREE.
Hospitality Cares - Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana partnered to create Hospitality Cares, a crisis grant program offering emergency financial assistance to individuals working in the hospitality industry.
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