Tag: "welcome home"
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, […]View Post
Presentation at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Feb. 19, 2015 Martha J. Kegel, Executive Director for UNITY of Greater New Orleans Click on the picture or here for the full presentation.View Post
That night we saw someone new, a young lady sitting on a filthy mattress, brushing a mangled wig while rats ran around her feet. A new blog from the streets of New Orleans, by UNITY outreach worker Laniker Hunter-Davis, pictured with her longtime outreach partner, Joycelyn Scott.View Post
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.View Post
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: […]View Post
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, […]View Post
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 […]View Post