Our Impact

Because of you

Because of you, we raised $11,356,962 in 2018-19 to support our collective impact model which generated $63,104,148 in community impact in 2019-20 & beyond.

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.

$1 Donated Generated $5.56 in community Impact

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Why are families struggling?

In 2018, more than one in two households in Southeast Louisiana struggled to get by, unable to afford the basic necessities: health care, housing, food, child care, and transportation.

These households - living below the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) threshold - live paycheck to paycheck, unable to save, and one unexpected financial need away from poverty. When ALICE and those in poverty are forced to make difficult choices, like deciding between paying bills or buying groceries, the entire community faces consequences.

1 in 2 households in South Louisiana struggles to make ends meet.

What does united way do to help?

For 95 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana has been on the front lines of community problems, both everyday problems and crises, across our seven-parish service area.

Our work is laser-focused on eradicating poverty locally by supporting ALICE households to ensure they are able to afford basic needs – like housing, food, transportation, child care, and health care – and save for an emergency.

We fund 77 programs Critical Internal Initiatives Year-round Advocacy & Volunteerism