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[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...

"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...

Three stories about this scam, on WWL TV (above) and in the Advocate and on Nola.com/Times-Picayune. The men coax homeless people with IDs to "return" items to retail stores, sell "found" copper to recycling agencies and cash bad business checks at banks....

Because of donated beds from the nonprofit A Good Night Sleep, dozens of formerly homeless will sleep well tonight in their new apartments, which shelter them but have scarce furnishings. The story, reported by Sula Kim from WDSU-TV. ...

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Love Sessions on Sunday to support UNITY. We are so grateful to musician extraordinaire and UNITY Communications Chair, Irvin Mayfield, for organizing the event, and to Kermit Ruffins and the Royal Sonesta Hotel for their generosity toward...