The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services heard a presentation from Charlotte Champagne, Executive Director for United Way Southeast Louisiana during a monthly meeting on September 27 at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church. United Way has identified a working class people who are still struggling to make ends meet. They are close to falling into poverty. Many are child care teachers, home health aides, mechanics, store clerks, office assistants and many more. United Way has identified this group and hopes to give them a voice and financial assistance through United Way. To connect with United Way, contact www.unitewaysela.org. Some of the organizations funded through United Way include ADAPT, Inc., American Red Cross SELA, Bogalusa YMCA, Cancer Association of GNO, and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Presentation Features Updates from Our Lady of the Angels and Catholic Charities
The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services heard details of Family Fest from Angela Lambert during a monthly meeting on February 21 at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church. Our Lady of the Angels sponsors Family Fest: Adventures in Health which will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9am-1pm at Goodyear Park (Avenue B). The presentation highlighted live entertainment and great food, interactive exhibits, shopping, free screenings and more! Youth will enjoy the Play Zone with obstacle courses, stuffed animal clinic, face painting, and inflatables. Posted February 23, 2017
The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services heard a presentation from seven specialists in the field of domestic violence abuse on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30am at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church. Charlette Fornea, executive director of ADAPT, Inc. talked about free assistance to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence including one on one counseling regardless of when the abuse occurred in a lifetime. Call ADAPT at (985) 732-4961. Pamela Hutcheson and Stacy Hebert from Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE) communicated about teen dating, housing programs and self-referral not to mention rental assistance through Housing and Urban Development. At the end of the housing assistance program the residence can belong to the person or family. Contact SAFE at 985-542-8384. Council on Aging shared that Louisiana Public transportation is available for victims of domestic violence or anyone by calling 732-6868 or 839-4535. Ana Lopez, Staff Attorney, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation, talked about Civil Protective Orders, calling 911 and taking pictures to document injuries or threats in domestic violence situations. Paula Charles, Managing Attorney, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corp. spoke about free attorney consultations on the 2nd and 4th Monday at the Franklinton Courthouse basement. Laurie Tigert from Safe Harbor talked about 24 hour crisis intervention, empowerment groups, children’s center, temporary housing and safety planning for leaving as well as bringing pets along with the person who is leaving a domestic violence situation. Call Safe Harbor at 1-888-411-1333. Sheri Eastridge from The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence shared that Louisiana has the 3rd highest incidence of women killed by men which is twice the national average. The organization provides current research, advocacy support and statewide hotlines. “Domestic Violence affects someone you know and 20% say domestic violence occurs before the age of 12 years old.” Eastridge talked about policy change in Louisiana in that Louisiana no longer protected just members of the opposite sex, the law now included same sex partners. For free, confidential information 24 hours per day, call Louisiana Statewide Hotline: 1.888.411.1333 Posted November 20, 2017