Capital Area United Way's Response to COVID-19
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Capital Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
Capital Area United Way established a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the residents and organizations of our 10-Parish service area. The fund will be used to assist in the recovery from the pandemic's impact to our local area. The dollars raised will be used to support our United Way 211/CAUW and Crisis Call operations, funding for COVID-19 expenses as well as the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population who have been greatly impacted by business closures during this time.
To donate, please visit www.cauw.org/covid19relief.
Capital Area United Way distributed COVID-19 Grants. To view the list grant recipients, please see our Funded Partners page.
Coping in a Crisis
In response to the global suicide-related threats arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center and National Suicidology Training Center, developed a community-based training called “Coping in a Crisis.” This training has been provided to front line persons who interact with the CAUW Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population. This training provides basic information about working with people in a crisis and a deeper dive into community-based suicide prevention efforts.
Three videos are now freely available from this training. It is recommended you watch the videos in the order they are presented below.
Video 1: Introduction and Crisis Theory
Video 2: Suicide statistics and theories of suicide
Video 3: Supporting those thinking about suicide
United We Feed
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Capital Area United Way discovered one of the greatest needs of our ALICE population was healthy foods to weather the pandemic. With many of our ALICE families in the 10-parish area living in "food deserts," Capital Area United Way sought to provide access to these nutritious items.
United We Feed became a pilot program born out of the COVID-19 pandemic sponsored by Hancock Whitney. Since the launch of the program, we have distributed 5,865 boxes of produce equaling 121,252 POUNDS across seven parishes.
For more information on United We Feed and to view upcoming events, visit our United We Feed page.
COVID-19 News Releases
United Way 211/CAUW Data