Tag: "mental illness"

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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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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Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success  Click on picture or here for full story.

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From UNITY’s experience:  5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness

From UNITY’s experience: 5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

From UNITY’s experience: 5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness. Click on the picture or here for the full story.  

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2015 POINT IN TIME COUNT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

2015 POINT IN TIME COUNT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteer registration for the 2015 Point In Time count has begun and will end on Monday, January 16, 2015. WE NEED YOU! The Point In Time Count is not possible without your time and commitment. Every year, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, as the lead agency for the New Orleans/Jefferson Parish Continuum of Care, conducts […]

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This is Andrew Jackson - a War Hero

This is Andrew Jackson – a War Hero

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

He’s not the same man whose statue is in Jackson Square for saving New Orleans in the War of 1812. He fought in a more recent war. And he didnt move into the White House. He moved into homelessness. This Andrew Jackson was honorably discharged as an Army Private after Vietnam. He was awarded four […]

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UNITY Celebrates Release of New Orleans' 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

UNITY Celebrates Release of New Orleans’ 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

 UNITY of Greater New Orleans celebrates the release of Mayor Landrieu’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, which UNITY, by virtue of its longstanding role as lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care and administrator of collaborative grants for permanent and transitional housing and services, will play a large role in helping to implement. At […]

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The Times-Picayune: Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Plan Addresses Problems of Homeless

The Times-Picayune: Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Plan Addresses Problems of Homeless

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune The laid-off nursing assistant with two small children needs only a few months’ rent to stave off homelessness. The mentally ill man who lived with his sister before Hurricane Katrina may require an apartment for the rest of his life, plus someone to check in on him. The 18-year-old who […]

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His Eyes Said He Didn’t Believe Me: A Thanksgiving Blog

His Eyes Said He Didn’t Believe Me: A Thanksgiving Blog

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

His sleepy eyes said he didn’t believe me. It was almost 1 a.m. and Lamar was lying on a piece of cardboard, with late night traffic speeding 20 feet above the light blanket that was covering his slight frame. The traffic noise, Lamar’s soft voice and my own hearing challenges necessitated Lamar patiently, but listlessly, […]

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NamUs

NamUs

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

“What we got next?” Travers asks. It had been a long day and night as we scratched off a rather substantial list of abandoned buildings, musty underpasses and urine soaked doorways on our clipboard. We’re rubbing our tired eyes and cautiously monitoring the digital clock on the dashboard that’s progressing slowly past midnight. We were […]

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