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Who We Are

Our Mission: To unite people and organizations with passion, expertise and resources to create more opportunities for a better life.
Our Vision: An educated, prosperous and safe Acadiana where all individuals and families achieve their potential.
Our Core Values: What we hold important - 
  • Community-focused/turned outward  Our challenges and our resources to meet them, our problems and their solutions, are interdependent. Therefore, we must always be listening to and collaborating with the communities we serve. 

  • Serve people first – As an organization based on improving people’s lives, helping people always comes first – this mindset infuses all our work with residents, clients, donors, and volunteers.  

  • Inclusive and diverse – We respect and embrace the engagement of all people.  

  • Problem-solving – Communities are always changing and the solutions to problems are always evolving. We are adaptable, innovative, and flexible to meet the needs of those we serve. 

  • Measure to improve – Community trust is built by measuring and reporting results and striving for continuous improvement.  

  • Sense of urgency – The problems we have been asked to help solve will change peoples lives and change the direction of our communities. We carry that responsibility with us in all our actions. 

  • Team – Our work, both internally and externally, is complex and multi-faceted. We will not reach solutions alone. We recognize opportunities and drive towards solutions that are based in team approaches across the organization and across the community. 

United Way of Acadiana serves Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. For a complete list of programs and services offered by United Way of Acadiana partners, please click here.