Frequently Asked Questions

These are a few questions you may have. If you don't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana takes the trust of donors and supporters to heart when responding to the community. All donations stay local. All grants funded are thoroughly reviewed by a full committee of volunteers and Board of Directors. 

You can rest knowing your gift will be placed where it is needed the most.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana resources are all reached through the 211 helpline. Additonally, United Way of Southwest Louisiana does not give financial resources to individuals. If you are ever the recipient of assistance through one of our initiatives, we work with the provider of your service (landlord, utility company, etc.). 

United Way of Southwest Louisiana serves the five-parish area that contains Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis. Calling 211 can help you find the United Way in your area.

Our team at United Way of Southwest Louisiana is dedicated to serving more than 304,000 individuals in five parishes. All donor gifts stay local thanks to the support of our Corporate Cornerstones who pay the administrative fees each year.

All United Way of Southwest Louisiana resources can be reached through our 211 helpline which is open 24/7/365. Our professionally trained call specialists will work with you to find what you need and assist with things you may not have thought of. Our 211 helpline also has every resource available no matter who provides it and operates during emergency situations.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s partners lean heavily on the 211 system during emergencies. 211 is ready to adapt to a new message or add a resource 24/7. Specialists can instantly have information on-hand for community members in need which makes it the ideal choice for partners during emergencies.
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
State of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Health
City of Lake Charles
Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services

United Way of Southwest Louisiana operates under the Collective Impact Model. We are able to turn a $1 gift into a $5 donation to someone in need. Whether you give of  your time, your services or your time as a volunteer, it takes all of us to keep a community a thriving, successful place to live.

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We are changing lives every day. Whether you give $1 or an hour of your time as a volunteer, it takes all of us to make a thriving, successful community where families want to raise children.