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Housing Mr. Aldrich, our New Orleans neighbor

Housing Mr. Aldrich, our New Orleans neighbor

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, We all know longtime New Orleans handymen like David Aldrich. He never lets his tool bag out of his sight. But, like many of the people housed by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Mr. Aldrich’s pay could no longer cover rent in today’s New Orleans. So for several years, after fixing other people’s […]

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Helping a family, hard-hit by a mother's leukemia, then a child's death

Helping a family, hard-hit by a mother’s leukemia, then a child’s death

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Sometimes, it takes a village to ensure that children are cared for. Not so long ago, Michele Thomason, 44, didn’t need help.  She provided for her children with a steady, good-paying job as a clerk at a gas station. Then, one day, Thomason collapsed at work. An ambulance took her to a New […]

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A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, I like to write to you to tell you about a family who will be enjoying a home for the holidays because of you and other generous supporters. Last week, I met Jeremy, Lacy, and their daughters, and their story will stay with me forever. I am so honored to be able to […]

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Helen, Darin, and their three children were connected to Sr. Julie Marsh at Hotel Hope after she received a call from a priest in Metairie about the family of five, who had been sleeping in their car near his church for months. The family, having lost their SSI and food stamps due to the lack […]

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NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

| April 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Two years ago, New Orleans became the first U.S. city effectively to end homelessness among military veterans, drawing the praise of Michelle Obama, who termed it a “call to action to our entire country.” Now, advocates want to use those same strategies to reduce or eliminate homelessness across the board by 2021.

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A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 2, 2015, in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, the UNITY Homeless Continuum of Care of more than 60 agencies partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to make New Orleans the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness. Working closely with the VA, HUD, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and many other partners, our community permanently housed the 227 homeless veterans in our backlog of cases, many of whom had been sleeping on the streets for decades.

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Home at Last - Spring 2016

Home at Last – Spring 2016

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UNITY collaborative has driven down homelessness by 85 percent since Katrina by housing families like the Newtons, who sought UNITY’s help after elderly relatives died in the storm, leaving the young family with no one to turn to. When his family became homeless, Dyrick Newton, 43, would park his car outside a 24-hour restaurant, […]

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Help House the Homeless!

Help House the Homeless!

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have some gently used household goods laying around the house?  Please bring them to Point-In-Time to donate to UNITY clients moving into their own homes from the streets!   We will have boxes to collect basic essentials for our clients. Don’t have anything to donate or don’t have time to gather donations?  We’re also collecting monetary donations […]

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Interested in Volunteering?

Interested in Volunteering?

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITY is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Point in Time Count (1/25/16 and 1/26/16) and with the Homeless Housing Initiative (gathering items for the UNITY Warehouse). AND WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in receiving information on ways you could volunteer please complete this form or click on the picture!

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Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an interview with NPR, UNITY’s Executive Director, Martha Kegel discusses how many New Orleans residents were homeless and living in their abandon homes they inhabited pre-Katrina. One of those people, Mr. Abbott Roland, shared his story.

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