United Way of Southwest Louisiana is committed to helping everyone in Southwest Louisiana. Recognizing that it's hard to ask for help, we've added confidential, 24/7/365 help that can be received in any way you prefer to communicate. 


211A free helpline operated 24 hours a day, and every day of the year, this call center has trained specialists answering calls from those in need. Top calls for help are consistently for basic needs: food, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance and medical prescriptions.


Crisis Chat Online

Crisis Chat is for anyone who is going through a hard time, has thoughts about suicide, or just needs to talk. Crisis Intervention Specialists are ready to listen, provide emotional support and help you cope. Specialists are not here to judge or tell you what you should do. We understand that people are the experts in their own lives.



833.txt.teenThe Crisis Teen Textline serves anyone ages 13-22, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, confidential, 24/7/365 support and information through text message.