Health

Grocery donation volunteers

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

OUR GOAL

United Way of Southwest Louisiana's goal is to achieve a 10% overall increase in health ranking.

OUR FOCUS

Families access healthcare and improve their health

OUR PRIORITY AREAS

  • Healthy Beginnings

  • Safe Home & Community

  • Supporting Healthy Choices

  • Independence

  • Healthcare

United Way of Southwest Louisiana sits on the committees for the Southwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force, Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, Louisiana Department of Health Region V Community Advisory and Action Team, SWLA Opioid, SWLA Suicide Coalition and the Chamber SWLA Quality of Life Committee.

Our 2 kids (ages 5 & 6) are so grateful for the warm room, beds, hot water for baths, and the meals that were provided during our stay. Even our 6month old seemed a little less stressed. It was a big relief for all 5 of us. 

Heather P., Winter Shelter Recipient

OUR INITIATIVES

United Way of Southwest Louisiana has the ability to initiate projects independently in each of our four focus areas. These Initiatives address important community needs not already being met that we have identified as critical needs. They can be used to address emergency needs during times of natural disasters or critical community needs not being met by our partner agencies.

Google Year In Search

Our work during the COVID-19 Pandemic gained the attention of Google. We were contacted for videography and data about our impact for use in their Year in Search for 2020. You can see our portion in the worldwide release below.