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our pact for Essentials

No one should have to face a crisis alone.

Helping our most vulnerable neighbors, in turn, helps us all succeed as a community.

Our most basic needs – food and shelter – must be met before we can think about piecing our lives back together after a disaster or set long-term financial and educational goals. In times of crisis, we’re simply thinking about things we need most – housing, prescriptions, food, utility assistance, personal care and transportation services.

232 Help / 211

Here to help

232-help / LA 211

232-HELP/LA 211 is an information and referral agency. We exist to help those in crisis return to a healthy and productive lifestyle in the community.

my community cares

My Community Care program is designed to help individuals and families in need navigate the challenges of obtaining resources and assistance to meet their basic needs. Do you need help? 

Where Do I Turn?

Yes, job loss closes the door on one part of your working life, but you can build yoursef back up.


COVID-19 Response

United Way of Acadiana is working daily to coordinate disaster response efforts, but we have also made some operational changes to ensure the safety and health of our employees and those we serve. In line with Governor Edwards’ proclamation to close the schools, we have closed our two Early Head Start facilities, and we will begin food distribution to the children and families we serve. Our office is closed to the public, and several employees will work remotely; however, we will also have a team in the office coordinating response efforts and continuing the ongoing services of the United Way of Acadiana.

If you would like to donate today, please click on the button below. All collected funds will be directed toward gaps related to food and household insecurity.


United Way of Acadiana is here for neighbors before, during, and after a disaster.

Contribute to our Hurricane Ida relief funds. Your donation will help cover the needs of a neighbor during recent disasters. As we assess damages, the funds will be used in the United Way of Acadiana service area first and then to assist our sister agency based in Lake Charles (United Way of Southwest Louisiana) with any remaining funds.

Volunteers are being deployed with disaster assistance on an as needed basis. If you are available and want to help, please register as a volunteer here, and we will keep you posted on all disaster relief opportunities as they arise.

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