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UNITY Partners: help end chronic homelessness!

UNITY Partners: help end chronic homelessness!

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s your opportunity to make a substantial impact toward ending chronic homelessness! The RFP is outlined below. UNITY of Greater New Orleans REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SAMHSA Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals Program March 26, 2014 Purpose of the RFP: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has […]

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The Runner

The Runner

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

That night we saw someone new, a young lady sitting on a filthy mattress, brushing a mangled wig while rats ran around her feet.

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UNITY's successes in N.O. praised by New York Times

UNITY’s successes in N.O. praised by New York Times

| January 23, 2014 | 6 Comments

Cities are moving away from long-term shelter and focusing, instead, on developing better ways to identify and prioritize vulnerable individuals and families, prevent crises, and rapidly re-house people, using short- or long-term assistance as needed.

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We swept by our goal!

We swept by our goal!

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented “500 Homes for the Holidays” campaign partners found new ways to work together to house a stunning number of chronically homeless and vulnerable people in 7 months’ time.

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The doctor is now IN

The doctor is now IN

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t tell you the first time I ever met the Mayor of the Square. I was probably standing in the shade from the Cabildo in Jackson Square, listening to the square’s ad hoc brass band along with wandering tourists and locals passing through the Square. That’s how most people have met him.

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UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cuts to domestic-violence programs and economic hardship are causing more families to seek help in the city’s homeless shelters or to sleep in their cars or on the streets of New Orleans. Recently housed mother Trolean Tolliver was featured in a recent New Orleans Advocate article about the UNITY-led “500 Homes by the Holidays” campaign: […]

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Now able to house Manuel Justin.

Now able to house Manuel Justin.

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The UNITY we are today is able to house more chronically homeless people like Manuel Justin. After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY reinvented itself to respond to an explosion of homelessness. This summer, a New Orleans partnership led by UNITY further finetuned the way our teams approach and house New Orleans’ most vulnerable people. Manuel Justin, 62, […]

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Disabled and homeless, he relied on people's kindness.

Disabled and homeless, he relied on people’s kindness.

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

But now, with support from UNITY, Mr. Dawson is housed and is learning to do things himself. This blog post is by Emily Leitzinger, a case manager at UNITY’s award-winning Rosa F. Keller Building, a UNITY-owned apartment community for the working poor and for disabled people rescued from homelessness. On a cold night in 2010, I gave my […]

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Help the Homeless for the Holidays

Help the Homeless for the Holidays

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Please consider donating basic household items so that formerly homeless people can start a new life. Click here for a list of needed items. Read here about the “500 Homes for the Holidays” campaign! Or click here to donate online to UNITY.

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| November 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

UNITY has released two Requests for Proposals to provide low-barrier temporary housing and participate in a coordinated assessment pilot project. All interested agencies are encouraged to apply. Follow the links for the full documents: Low-Barrier Temporary Housing RFP Coordinated Assessment Pilot Project RFP

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