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The Strong Neighborhood Project Facebook page is officially being transformed into UWCL Empowering Families, a vital source of information for families in Central Louisiana. We encourage you to share any events or activities that you know of with us. Our objective is to establish a comprehensive information hub brought to you by the United Way of Central Louisiana.

We believe that having access to resources is crucial for families to thrive. Our page will be designed to be a centralized location for all the information you need to support your family. From educational resources to health and wellness programs, we aim to provide a comprehensive list of available services and resources. We hope that UWCL Empowering Families will become a go-to resource for families in Central Louisiana. Together, we can create a stronger, more supportive community for everyone.




2-1-1 is here to help you find the assistance you need, whenever you need it. From food and housing to financial assistance, 2-1-1 provides referrals to programs that can support you in your local community. 211 is available 24/7/365, from anywhere in Louisiana. If you're looking for resources in your area, just dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.

  • The helpline is staffed by trained specialists who can help you navigate the various programs and services available in your area.
  • In addition to providing referrals, the helpline can also help you understand your eligibility for various programs and explain the application process.
  • The service is available in multiple languages.

Overall, the 2-1-1 helpline is a valuable resource for anyone in Louisiana who needs assistance. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need help - that's what 2-1-1 is there for.




SingleCare is a free prescription savings card with no registration or eligibility requirements. You can start using the card as soon as you get it. You can save up to 80% on 10,000+ prescription medications. SingleCare is accepted at major pharmacy chains nationwide (check the website to find one near you). You can sign up online at for additional member savings (earn $1 per eligible script). SingleCare works whether you’re insured or underinsured. Your discount card has unlimited use.



The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:

  • People who generally make $60,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

In addition, the VITA program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.



Building Stronger Families provides equal opportunity to build skills in the areas of financial empowermenteducation, and health. This new instructional program, offered by United Way of Central Louisiana, is ten skill building courses that meets every other Thursday and shares guidance, instruction, and resources so families can grow and become financially empowered. Our classes are made possible through our partnership with the Alexandria Housing Authority and 13 community based partners. The goal of the Stronger Families program is to provide a hand up in the areas in which your family wants to see improvement. Maybe you want your children to be better prepared to enter school, get a degree, save money, or buy a home- this program helps families build the skills that help them be successful. 



ATTENTION: Due to the low balance in Entergy Power to Care Louisiana fund, we are addressing EXTREME EMERGENCIES – PAST DUE AMOUNTS and DISCONNECT NOTICES ONLY.


Elderly or disabled individuals with limited income may be eligible for bill payment assistance through the Power to Care program. This fund is made possible through a collaboration between United Way of Central Louisiana and Entergy.



The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created by Congress in 1983 to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States.

United Way of Central Louisiana receives ESFP funding to provide utility and rental assistance.



Thank you for your interest in our program. Our applications are currently CLOSED.

Check back January 8, 2023 for more information.