Community Partners

At its core, Capital Area United Way is about putting people in a position to recognize and achieve their full potential.

Capital Area United Way has always successfully invested resources into the programs and partner agencies that are moving the needle and changing the face of the capital area. As our community’s biggest needs have changed, we too have changed. 

In 2014, we engaged community partners (funded agencies and programs), community members and others from across the 10-parish capital area in meaningful conversations. They talked about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the community. What current challenges we are facing and the solutions that we need to focus on to make the biggest impact in the Greater Baton Rouge community. With this insight in mind, we created a plan for our future. The result: Capital Area United Way’s impact model.


Strategy - Support Parents and Caregivers

Education for Parents of Young Children, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

EF POP (Preparing Our Parents)!, East Feliciana Public Schools

Family Connections Through Education, Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge


Strategy - Enter School Ready to Learn

Reach for Success Summer Enrichment, Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE)

Springfield/Livingston/St. Helena HS, Regina Coeli Child Development Center

Children's Development Center, The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation)

YWCA Early Head Start, YWCA Greater Baton Rouge

Strategy - Prepare for College, Work and Life

Mentoring Across a Lifetime, 100 Black Men

AMI Kids Education for Future Success, AMI Kids

Project IMPRINT, Big Buddy Program

Out of School Time, Boys & Girls Club

BRYC College Preparatory Model, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition

Tiger Pride, East Feliciana Public Schools

EBR Diplomas Now, Johns Hopkins University

Career Ready, St. James Council on Aging

School-to-Community Transition, The Arc Baton Rouge

Youth 360 Plus After School Program, The Recreation and Park Commission for Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC)

Youth and Family Services, The Salvation Army

UREC Afterschool & Summer Programs, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation

Income Stability

Strategy - Gain and Sustain Employment

Adult Education, Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge

Employment Services, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

The Way to Work, HOPE Ministries

Iberville Employment First, The Arc – Iberville


Vocational Rehabilitation, UpLIFTD

Job Assistance Program, Urban League

Strategy - Increase Financial Skills

Financial Freedom Classes, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Financial Fitness, St. James Council on Aging

Single Parenting 101, The Life of a Single Mom

Strategy - Acquire Assets

Home Sweet Home IDA Program, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, Inc.


Strategy - Education and Prevention

Be Safe Be Smart, Boys and Girls Club

HIV Case Management, Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge

LA 4H Seeds for Success, Louisiana 4H

Social Work & Psychological Services, McMains CDC

Get Fit, St. James Council on Aging 

Everybody Plays, The Arc Baton Rouge

HIV and AIDS Services, Volunteers of America

Healthy Living for Out of School Time, YMCA

Sihle, YWCA

Strategy - Treatment and Management

Camp Victory, American Diabetes Association

Rehab/Therapeutic/ Psychological Services, McMains CDC

Substance Abuse Treatment/Relapse Prevention, O’Brien House

Psychological and Behavioral Health Services, The Emerge Center

SA Corps Salvage Recovery Center, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge

The Reilly Center, Volunteers of America

Basic Needs

Immediate Relief of Basic Needs

Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross

Feeding the Hungry, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank


Client Choice Food Pantry, HOPE Ministries

Social Services, Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge

Hand-Up of Hope Program, St. Vincent de Paul

Housing First, Volunteers of America

Short-term Specialized Assistance

Baton Rouge CAC, Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center

Short Term Assistance for Cancer Patients, Cancer Services

Transitional Support and Case Mgmt., Catholic Charities

CASA/Children's Advocacy Center, Child Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Program, Iris Domestic Violence Center

Pursuing Destiny Fulfilling Purpose, Louisiana Health and Rehab Center, Inc.

Bielkiewicz House Residential Center, Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge

Long-term Support Services

Quality Care Continuum, The Arc - Iberville

Home and Comm. Based, Capital Area Agency on Aging

Community Wellness Program, Donaldsonville Area Arc

Bielkiewicz House Drop In Center, Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge

St. James Arc - A Better Future, St. James Arc

Options, St. James Council on Aging

QUALITY FOR LIFE, The Arc Baton Rouge