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.


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


Families access healthcare and improve their health


  • 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.


Supporting Healthy Choices: Healthy Lifestyles

Safe Home & Community: Recovery

Independence: Obtain


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.

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.

Dawn's Story

Dawn, a member of our community, was assaulted while on a date. She received life-changing counseling through a United Way of Southwest Louisiana-funded program that allowed her to build a positive path forward while healing from this tragic event.

Dawn recently gained the courage to join the United Way of Southwest Louisiana campaign and tell her story to the community. She has a message of hope and gratitude for people just like you who have made it possible for our work to continue for over 82 years.