Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

(225) 359-9940 Ext. 222


National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.  Members of National VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.

United Way (Louisiana Association of United Ways)

(504) 827-6823


St. John United Way

(985) 651-9118


United Way of Central Louisiana

(318) 443-7203


United Way of Northeast Louisiana

(318) 325-3869


United Way of Southwest LA, Inc.

(337) 433-1088


St. Landry- Evangeline United Way

(337) 942-7815


United Way for South Louisiana

(985) 879-2461


United Way of Southeast Louisiana

(504) 827-6801


United Way of Iberia, Inc.

(337) 364-0424


United Way of Acadiana

(337) 706-1232


The Louisiana Association of United Ways (LAUW) represents United Way Agencies throughout Louisiana and is committed to enhancing the human service delivery systems necessary to ensure the economic health of our state.   The mission of LAUW is to increase the organized capacity of Louisiana United Way organizations.   The purpose of LAUW is to foster and enable the provision of efficient and effective community services for the citizens of the service area.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

(225) 923-3420


UCP identifies and provides treatment to children with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and learning disabilities; works to enhance the quality of life for the families of these children.

State Library of Louisiana- Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

(225) 342-0035


TBBL (Talking Books and Braille Library) provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.  Readers served by the TBBL include people with a physical disability that prevents them from holding a book or turning its pages.  Anyone who is legally blind or totally blind is also eligible.  Individuals with a reading disability that is certified by a medical doctor may also use our Library services.

Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans

(504) 737-5181


The Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans, Inc. (SBGNO) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization for the expressed purpose of providing services to those persons born with Spina Bifida and their families, and to increase public awareness about Spina Bifida and its prevention. This Organization consists of individuals with Spina Bifida,  their families, and other interested persons united to enhance the quality of life for persons with Spina Bifida.  The association’s mission is “to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to support the needs of individuals with Spina Bifida and related disorders”.

Southwest ADA Center Independent Living Research Utilization



The Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest’s leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the Department of Education.  The Southwest ADA Center serves a wide range of audiences who are interested in or impacted by these laws, including employers, businesses, government agencies, schools and people with disabilities. Expert staff members are available to provide training and publications and to respond to your inquiries via the toll free hotline.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Baton Rouge (225) 448-0080

Covington (985) 893-0076

Hammond (985) 345-2130

Houma (985) 851-5687

New Orleans (504) 529-1000


SLLS began in 1979 with a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. Back then, SLLS gave legal help to poor people in five northshore parishes.  December 31, 2002 marked an important turning point for SLLS. That year SLLS merged with New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (NOLAC). That merger added five New Orleans area parishes to SLLS’ service area to create a coverage area roughly the size of Connecticut.

Safe Streets/Stong Communities

(504) 522-3949

Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status.

Resurrection After Exoneration

(504) 943-1902

RAE will promote reform-minded leadership among those who have been imprisoned by assisting them during their transition process to ensure a successful reentry, and by empowering exonerees to confront and reform the system that victimized them.

Project PROMPT



Project PROMPT is the parent training and information center for the State of Louisiana. Project PROMPT’s staff and volunteers assist parents in securing a free, appropriate public education for their children with disabilities.  Project PROMPT provides information and training to parents of children with disabilities, on the rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with disabilities education Act (IDEA), and related federal and state laws.  Project PROMPT is a program of Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans and has been funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education, since 1986.

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