Stories

From The Advocate, Annette Sisco's column about giving to the UNITY warehouse. And it's worth re-posting Eva Barkoff's beautiful Advocate piece from last month about the warehouse. Read it here. To donated new or gently used household goods (no clothing, please), call Joe Heeren-Mueller at (504) 483.9300. The...

  UNITY's Laniker Hunter and Brandi Gaines-Girard hand out blankets and ferry homeless people to shelters, on a recent freeze night as reported on WWL TV by Monica Hernandez: Watch it here, as UNITY takes to the streets.  ...

[caption id="attachment_2132" align="aligncenter" width="258"] A newly empty doorway, where oneof UNITY's clients used to sleep.[/caption] By Mike Miller, UNITY’s director of supportive-housing placement There is one simple vindication for all the daily frustrations of being an outreach worker -- the disjointed, the systems of broken systems,...

                               By Mike Miller, UNITY's director of supportive-housing placementSometimes I have trouble explaining what I do for a living.  When I say I work with the homeless, people often search for an appropriate response. Usually I get: “So what exactly does that mean?” Or sometimes:  “Some people don’t...

The Times-Picayune Thanksgiving editorial included several groups that, editors said, work to make New Orleans a better place. UNITY was honored to be included -- read the editorial here. [caption id="attachment_2062" align="alignleft" width="512"] New Orleans Saints Players Turkey Giveaway, one of the events making New Orleans better.[/caption]...

Sweet Baton Rouge Advocate story today by Danny Monteverde, about Dionne Webb, a low-income working tenant at The Rosa F. Keller Building who pays $518 in rent -- what about half of the city's apartments charged before Katrina, but now a rarity.  UNITY is following...

Here are three new funding opportunities for agencies interested in ending homelessness for people in New Orleans: RFP for the Coming Home PSH Bonus Project 11.26.12 RFP for Rapid Rehousing for Chronically Homeless (2).docx 11.26.12 RFP for Finally Home PSH Project 11-26-12e.docx recaptured funds    ...

"Unity, Covenant House and other nonprofit agencies are doing what they can: providing shelter, getting as many people as possible into permanent housing, checking on isolated homeless people spread across the city. But they need more resources," says a Times-Picayune opinion piece focused on the...