Essentials

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.

In 2015, United Way of Acadiana and its funded partners assisted 113,647 individuals in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes. This included counseling services, utility payment assistance, discounted prescriptions, shelters and transitional housing. Additionally, food boxes provided almost 500,000 meals to hungry individuals and families. In times of widespread disaster, UWA works to ensure a steady and strong response.

Click here for relevant details on our actions for the Great Flood of 2016

Sometimes, we all need a helping hand. If you’re able to help, shouldn’t you?

By supporting United Way of Acadiana’s efforts in ESSENTIALS, you are helping advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all. Be a part of the change. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.