• First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

    First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

    | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Our First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, visited New Orleans April 20th to applaud our efforts in becoming the first city to house all of its homeless veterans, calling it an “extraordinary achievement.” UNITY of Greater New Orleans, as the lead agency in the Continuum of Care, led a collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private […]

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  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans' homelessness

    Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans’ homelessness

    | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

    On Monday, April 20th, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will come to New Orleans to celebrate our work becoming the FIRST CITY in the Nation to effectively end veteran homelessness. They will commend the collaborative’s work on our “functional zero” initiative — where we work to house newly homeless veterans within 30 days.  This visit is momentous […]

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  • Navigator of the Month!

    Navigator of the Month!

    | April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Check out our Navigator of the Month! Each Navigator is tasked with housing veteran clients within 30 days of encountering them on the streets or in shelters… Jamal is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!!   Name: Jamal Perkins   Agency/Position/How long? I work for START Corporation Supportive Services for Veteran Families, […]

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  • The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

    The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

    | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

    “I firmly believe that every community can and should end Veteran homelessness.” – UNITY of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha J. Kegel hoping to inspire all cities to take up the charge to end veteran homelessness!   Click the picture or here for the rest of the story published on the US Interagency Council on […]

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  • Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

    Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

    | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu embraced the challenge for New Orleans to become the first city in the Nation to end veteran homelessness — a year ahead of the rest of the country. Check out this informational flier describing how it was done and learn out New Orleans success! Click the picture or here for the entire […]

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Make a Home!!

Help UNITY and our partners to house the estimated 700 disabled, chronically homeless people who live on our community's streets by 2016. Many homeless people are extremely ill and at risk of death if not housed. For instance, UNITY's outreach team found Johnnie Suer (above) living in a van while he went through treatment for a brain tumor.

Your tax-deductible gift to our Make a Home Fund helps to purchase mattresses and household items or other items essential to housing a veteran or a disabled homeless person.

Simply click the link below and designate "Make a Home" for your donation. Or, donate new and gently used household goods to our warehouse by calling (504) 483-9300 or emailing here.

Click here to donate today!

National Recognition

After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY and its 60 member agencies were "a clarion voice for justice," says former Sen. Mary Landrieu in this video, made by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. In 2010, NAEH named UNITY its outstanding nonprofit in homelessness from a field of 9,000 such organizations nationwide.
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