Ruston Strong — Long Term Recovery

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We are the problem solvers, the hand raisers, and the game changers.

We go after our community’s toughest challenges and come up with new solutions to old problems by working with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action. It’s not easy, but we never give up.
And we don’t do it alone.

For over 62 years, United Way of Northeast Louisiana has been the unifying force that brings passionate individuals, businesses, government entities, and non-profits together to build a stronger, healthier community. We accomplish this by mobilizing partners and resources throughout the 12-parish region in a united effort to identify and respond to our community’s most critical needs.

We get results, whether through initiatives like READ.LEARN.SUCCEED., providing free community services like United Way 2-1-1 or employee engagement opportunities through VolunteerUNITED Volunteer Engagement Center, fueling collective impact by collaborating to tackle issues like hunger (Lincoln Parish Hunger Task Force) and homelessness (United Against Homelessness), or investing in the work of our partners who are providing critical community services.

Together, we fight for the Education, Financial Stability, and Health of every person in our community.

With more than 1,100 volunteers and over 9,000 donors, we’re powered by thousands of locals who want to help people and improve our community—now and for generations to come.


Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are vital to achieving United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s mission of helping people and improving our community.

We believe it’s critical to foster and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing these diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we can collectively and more effectively create a stronger community for all by engaging the power of diverse talents to produce innovative solutions to some of Northeast Louisiana’s most complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion have always been and will continue to be at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.


Community Impact


UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA | MONROE (318) 325‑3869 1201 Hudson Lane, 71201 | RUSTON (318) 232‑0055 939 North Trenton Street, 71270