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United Way of Iberia, Inc.

United Way of Iberia, Inc. Office: (337) 364-0424 Fax: (337) 364-6101Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pmFriday 8am

Operating as usual

05/12/2022

It is with great honor that we say Congratulations to Heath Hulin on his selection as the new Superintendent of Iberia Parish Public Schools! Mr. Hulin in currently serving as our United Way of Iberia Chairman of the Board and we are delighted that he is being singled out for his passion and compassion for all of our children and our community in this prestigious manner! Way to go, Heath!

ALICE in focus: Children research brief for Louisiana Now Available!The number of children growing up in financial hards...
04/06/2022

ALICE in focus: Children research brief for Louisiana Now Available!
The number of children growing up in financial hardship in the U.S. is drastically higher than is widely reported. The reality is that between families in poverty and those who are ALICE, over half (57%) of children in Louisiana in 2019 lived in households with income below the ALICE Threshold, struggling to afford essentials in the communities where they lived.

04/05/2022
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03/10/2022

Did you know that 79% of the people in Louisiana DO NOT SMOKE? In order to ease the fears of business owners and policy makers inn the decision to establish smoke-free events, venues and ordinances, United Way of Iberia is partnering with Healthy Louisiana Coalition and Healthy Iberia Coalition to shed light on the facts as they are. We will continue to create awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke and the importance of 100% smoke-free environments for all employees in every industry. We are working toward keeping everyone safe and ensuring that every citizen of our parish and our state lives their BEST LIVES!

03/08/2022

Did you know that there are more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer in cigarette smoke? There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke; even brief exposure can be harmful to health. Eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to fully protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke exposure.
SMOKE-FREE IS THE WAY TO BE! JOIN THE MOVEMENT TODAY!

03/08/2022

United Way of Iberia is proud to partner with Healthy Iberia Coalition to promote a Smoke-Free Iberia Parish as part of the growing movement towards a Smoke-Free Louisiana. We hope to identify opportunities to support and expand smoke-free environments across our state. We are working for a greater increase of smoke-free policies at a local and statewide level.

Our winner has been announced!  Congratulations and thanks to those who are a part of this fun event!
03/07/2022

Our winner has been announced! Congratulations and thanks to those who are a part of this fun event!

03/07/2022

The Phins Fishing Classic is hosting a virtual fishing tournament and all registered anglers that sign up before March 17th enter themselves a chance to win this YETI Hopper Flip! 😱 And if you fish this tournament, you also benefit us, your local United Way! 😎 & today! 🎣

As part of our virtual fishing tournament, Phins Apparel is promoting this free giveaway!
03/03/2022

As part of our virtual fishing tournament, Phins Apparel is promoting this free giveaway!

A VERY GENEROUS ORGANIZATION HAS REACHED OUT TO US TO PARTNER AND RAISE MONEY FOR UNITED WAY!  Here are some basic detai...
02/22/2022

A VERY GENEROUS ORGANIZATION HAS REACHED OUT TO US TO PARTNER AND RAISE MONEY FOR UNITED WAY! Here are some basic details! Stay tuned for more as they become available!
What We Are Doing
At Phins, we enjoy giving back. We have decided to combine that with our love of fishing to host a tournament with the goal of raising money for local United Way programs. When you donate to your local United Way, your money stays in your community to help those around you. … See more

02/17/2022

United Ways across the country are UNITED FOR ALICE. Here are some ALICE project statistics and how it's effects our neighbors here in Louisiana:

 More 5 million families are eligible in the US are eligible for the Child Tax Credit but have not yet received this credit. This translates to 41% of families below the ALICE threshold in our country.

 In Louisiana, the rate of families with children not yet accessing the CTC is higher at 45%.

 Since most ALICE families are eligible for the full CTC amount ($3,000 per child aged 6–17 and $3,600 per child aged 5 and under), at least $14 billion could still be accessed by the families struggling the most – including more than $282 million in Louisiana.
 As you know, it’s not too late: If families file their taxes by April, they can receive the credit in a lump sum.

02/10/2022

February is Early Education Month in Louisiana.
The Early Childhood Care and Education Commission has found that it will take an initial $86
million investment, with subsequent investments for 10 years, for Louisiana to ensure every at￾risk child who needs access to an early care and education program can have one. Our state will
experience a collective $12.2 billion loss if elected officials continue to put off the $86 million
investment.
Louisiana MUST find stable and sustainable funding sources for early care and education in our
state moving forward. To learn more about the additional investments necessary to
in Louisiana, please visit policyinstitutela.org.

02/08/2022
02/08/2022

February is Early Education Month in Louisiana.
that 67 percent of Louisiana’s children birth to age four have both parents, or
their single parent, in the workforce, and as a result, need to spend a significant amount of time
in child care? Yet, early child care and education in our state costs almost as much as public in￾state college tuition, making it unaffordable for many families.
Learn more about the impact that the early care and education sector in Louisiana has on the
workforce by visiting policyinstitutela.org

02/07/2022

February is Early Education Month in Louisiana.
Sixty percent of Louisiana children begin kindergarten behind their peers and children who
begin school behind generally remain behind. Significant investments are needed to increase
and improve access to quality early care and education for Louisiana’s children to best prepare
them for success in school and in life.
Learn more about the need to invest in quality early care and education experiences for our
youngest Louisianans by visiting policyinstitutela.org.

02/03/2022

February is Early Education Month in Louisiana.
Many Louisiana families continue to lack access to affordable, quality early care and education.
Studies show child care is often the most expensive item in a family budget and that some working parents face choices like borrowing money or forgoing necessities when trying to afford child care.
United Way of Iberia and our partners are working diligently to ensure that children do not slip through the cracks. We prioritize early education through programs like our Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Ensuring that tools are in place when our children are ready to transition into their daily classroom lives.

01/26/2022

United Way of Iberia held our UnMet Needs meeting this morning and members of the non-profit world came together to discuss what is happening and taking place within their respective offices. It has been 2 long years since we were all together in the same room!
UW Board Chair Heath Hulin was present to distribute the first monthly allocation checks for 2022. Many thanks to everyone in attendance and please know that we appreciate the wonderful partnerships we have built with our partner agencies.
Many thanks to our donors who allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of more than 20,000 neighbors each year!

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01/26/2022

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01/26/2022
United Way of Iberia welcomes the newest member of our worldwide team, Angela F. Williams!
09/09/2021

United Way of Iberia welcomes the newest member of our worldwide team, Angela F. Williams!

Breaking News: We are proud to announce Angela F. Williams as the next CEO of United Way Worldwide! She will be the first woman and first African American to lead our network of nearly 1,200 local United Ways around the world.

Angela brings more than 30 years of management experience to this role, including significant executive leadership experience in major non-profit organizations.

Please join us in welcoming her to the United Way family! Learn more: https://www.unitedway.org/the-latest/press/new-president-and-ceo

08/31/2021

Our United Way office will be collecting donations to be distributed to our nearby partners at United Way of South Louisiana (Morgan City/Houma area) and United Way of Southeast Louisiana (New Orleans and neighboring area). Please feel free to bring your donations to our office on the 3rd floor of Community First Bank Tower. Our hours are Mon-Thur 8 - noon and 1-4. Friday 8 - noon. Your kindness will be very appreciated!

Here's an opportunity for those that have been affected by Covid-19 to find assistance for your living needs.
08/17/2021

Here's an opportunity for those that have been affected by Covid-19 to find assistance for your living needs.

We partnered with Community First Bank staff and customers to collect school supplies to send kiddos back to school read...
08/06/2021

We partnered with Community First Bank staff and customers to collect school supplies to send kiddos back to school ready to learn! Here Mrs. Carey Laviolette and Mr. Heath Hulin collect all of the wonderful supplies from Annette Davis and Joey Danos of Community First Bank. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s generosity!

Today begins 45 days of our LIVE UNITED initiative.  We are hoping to call attention to those in our community who are s...
06/02/2021

Today begins 45 days of our LIVE UNITED initiative. We are hoping to call attention to those in our community who are still struggling to move past the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from last year.

We have neighbors who are still in need. Please see our website at United Way of Iberia.org for more information.

05/25/2021
New info for those who wish to take the Covid vaccine.
04/20/2021

New info for those who wish to take the Covid vaccine.

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02/11/2021

It's National 211 Day!
On National 211 Day, Louisiana 211 commemorates record-breaking year and its commitment to continue to serve the state
In 2020, 211 usage in Louisiana jumped a staggering 220%

Within the last year, Louisiana 211 has connected more individuals with help and resources than ever before. In fact, since March 2020 when Louisiana 211 was tapped to be the official COVID hotline by Louisiana Department of Health, 211 usage has skyrocketed going up more than 220% in 2020, compared to 2019.

• More than 53% of the 290,002 calls in 2020 were from Louisianans seeking COVID-19 information, including mitigation information and testing sites (148,445 calls in total).
• Nearly 20% of the calls were from hurricane survivors seeking storm help (51,880 in total).
• Louisiana 211 provided 358,677 referrals in 2020 (many calls had multiple needs).
• Specialists relied on and connected callers with a network of more than 9,600 human service resources.
• In 2020, more than 93,000 people subscribed to Louisiana 211 key text words for instant replies with guidance from the State of Louisiana as part of the COVID and hurricane response efforts. (Ex: LACOVID to 898-211).

From Hello to Help, Louisiana 211 specialists are trained to address the root causes of a caller’s problem – whether it’s food, disaster assistance, crisis counseling, health care or housing. Research shows that without 211, callers can make an average of eight phone calls to different numbers before finding the services they need. Largely funded by United Ways, Louisiana 211 is a free service available to all, aimed at reducing the distance between the needs of Louisianans and solutions that exist within our communities.

Louisiana citizens can also text their zip code to 898-211 to reach Louisiana 211 via mobile text.

02/04/2021

Our partners at Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center on Jefferson Terrace will be doing Covid-19 testing on Monday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you think you may have Covid, please don't hesitate to be tested!

It’s a great day at United Way!  Many thanks to retiring board members!  Pictured with Corleen Rouly, United Way executi...
01/21/2021

It’s a great day at United Way! Many thanks to retiring board members! Pictured with Corleen Rouly, United Way executive director are: Robert Freeman, Laurette Pitman and Rev. Zack Mitchell. We are truly grateful for your service! Not pictured are retired directors Debbie Repaske and Brett Lang.

01/19/2021

Very important information to share with you this morning regarding Covid-19 vaccines:
This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) for the Louisiana Health Alert Network (LA HAN) recipients. This message is from Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer, regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Management . Please share and distribute with relevant stakeholders and partners through your own distribution channels.

Vaccine Administration and Management

January 19, 2021

SUBJECT: Requirements for Administering Your COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation to People in Phase 1b Tier 1

Louisiana providers who are administering the COVID-19 vaccine must adhere to the guidance developed by the Louisiana Department of Health to ensure an equitable approach to making vaccinations available to as many people as possible in the eligible groups.

Vaccine providers that currently have doses of the vaccine must follow the guidance below in order to remain eligible to receive future COVID-19 vaccine allotments.


1. Current Eligibility Groups. The following are the people and providers who are eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1b Tier 1.

Age Eligibility
• Persons ages 70 years or older.
Patient Status Eligibility
• Home care patients and their providers. This includes older and younger people with disabilities over the age 16 who receive community or home-based care and their providers, as well as clients of home health agencies.
• Dialysis patients and providers.

Provider Group Eligibility
• Ambulatory care providers and their staff. This includes members of coroner’s, autopsy, or mortuary teams who have direct contact with corpses.
• Urgent care clinic providers and their staff.
• School Nurses and School Based Health Center staff.
• Community clinic providers and staff. This includes staff of clinics designated as Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinics.
• Staff of home health agencies.
• Staff providing community and home-based care to older adults and people with disabilities. This includes staff employed by home care agencies as well as staff who are hired directly by the person with a disability.
• Behavioral health providers and staff.
• Dental providers and staff. This includes all oral health providers.
• Students, residents, faculty and staff of schools of allied health.

2. Vaccine must be made available to all people in Phase 1b Tier 1
Vaccine providers cannot establish and prioritize subgroups within the nine populations listed above. As an example, when offering the vaccine or setting appointments, providers cannot limit vaccination to their existing patients (please see attached letter) nor can they offer vaccine to some eligible subgroups but not others. LDH encourages and expects a fair and equitable process that does not advantage or disadvantage any one group or classification of patient/recipient over another.

3. Individual/Provider Identification
Vaccine providers must make a reasonable effort to verify the age, patient status or provider status of anyone seeking an appointment for a vaccine. Providers should alert the person in advance of their appointment as to acceptable means of identification. Acceptable IDs:
• Age: State-issued driver’s license, passport, other government-issued identification card that includes date of birth. A person 70 years of age is eligible. Anyone who has not reached their 70th birthday on the day of their appointment is NOT eligible. If identification is not available an individual may self-attest to their age.
• Patient Status: A patient must show proof they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Other forms of verification may be acceptable as well, such as the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services.
• Employment: Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

4. Second Dose Administration
All vaccine providers who administer the vaccine will be automatically scheduled to receive a shipment of an equal number of second doses. These are to be scheduled to arrive +/- 21 or 28 days (vaccine specific) after the arrival of the initial doses. The second dose shipment will be of the same vial count as the first dose shipment.

For example, if the provider received 20 vials for first dose, they will receive 20 vials for second doses. If a provider is able to extract extra doses from a vial, it is the responsibility of the provider to extract sufficient doses from future shipments.

It is the responsibility of each provider site to use the initial doses in a responsible manner in order to ensure that the second equal shipment of vaccine will offer enough doses for every person who was administered a first dose. At this time and until further production and supply chain predictability is realized it is not prudent for a provider to use any of their “second dose shipments” to provide first doses to additional patients/recipients.

5. Second Dose Appointments
It is the responsibility of the provider to alert every person who receives an initial dose as to the day, time and location for getting the second dose of the vaccine. Providers should schedule people for their second doses before the person exits the vaccination site and/or provide the person with an appointment reminder card or a secure electronic reminder notice.

6. LINKS Reporting
It is the responsibly of each vaccination site to enter all vaccinations into the LINKS system. All vaccines that are administered must be entered in the LINKS system no later than 24 hours after the administration. It is the expectation of LDH that providers will accurately enter the self-identified race of patients/recipients into LINKS; routinely selecting “other” as a default in the race field is not acceptable and will hinder the State’s ability to understand and address inequities in vaccine distribution.

7. Preventing Vaccine Loss
Minimizing vaccine loss/waste is a top priority for the state. In circumstances when vaccine is in eminent risk of expiring (within 6 hours) every effort should be made to find additional individuals in the current eligibility phase/tier to receive vaccine. If unable to do so, it is acceptable to vaccinate individuals outside of the current eligibility phase/tier as a means of not wasting vaccine. Vaccine providers must enact protocols to avoid vaccine loss/waste. It should be noted LDH provides regular updates to the public on vaccine loss/waste.

8. Specific Vaccine Storage Instructions for Moderna vaccine delivered from Morris & Dickson
For vaccine providers that receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine from Morris & Dickson, remember:
• Product will arrive in a REFRIGERATED COOLER and may appear to be frozen.
• Product must be placed in a Refrigerator upon arrival.
• Product must NOT be put in a Freezer.
• Vaccines need to be administered within 29 Days of Receiving Delivery.

9. Prohibition against patient/non-patient discrimination in use of OWS COVID-19 vaccine doses
Please see the attached signed memorandum discussing the prohibition against the practice of discriminating on the basis of status as a “known” or “existing” patient, or by any other means, for the purposes of vaccine administration.

01/13/2021

Here's some valuable information from a recent email regarding the ongoing Covid vaccines in Iberia Parish.
PRIORITY GROUPS IN LOUISIANA
Within priority groups and tiers there is no particular sequencing.
Priority Group 1-A: Ongoing (around 249,000 eligible people)
• Health care workers at Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals
• Staff and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
• Emergency Medical Services employees and firefighters
Priority Group 1-B, Tier One: Starts Monday, January 4, 2021 (around 640,000 eligible people)
• Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
• End stage renal disease facility personnel and patients
• Home agency patients and personnel
• Ambulatory and outpatient health care personnel
• Persons 70 years old and older
Priority Group 1-B, Tier Two: Starts at a later date (around 318,750 eligible people)
• Health-related support personnel (labs, mortuary, pharmacy)
• Essential governmental response personnel
• Judiciary personnel
• Department of Homeland Security personnel, National Guard (non-COVID deployed), federal intelligence and security personnel, military personnel
• First responders not covered in Phase 1A
• Corrections officers and jailers
• Medical transportation services
• Homeless shelter and other congregate group home/center staff
• K-12 school and daycare personnel
• Food processing and agricultural workers
• Postal personnel
• Public transit workers
• Grocery store workers and other deemed frontline essential workers

Our office will post any updates as they are received. Thank you and let's all do our best to be safe!

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01/06/2021

America is facing a convergence of crises that are changing the landscape of our country. Millions are unemployed. Families are facing eviction. Children are falling further and further behind in school. The pandemic has changed our daily way of life and impacted the health and well-being of all Americans. The resulting economic crisis has devastated the U.S. and global economy and driven unemployment to record levels. And while the virus has left no one untouched, it has shed a harsh spotlight on the racial inequities in our country. People of color are bearing the brunt of the effects of COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis.

As we look to the first year of the 117th Congress and the new Administration, our focus at United Way is on responding, recovering, re-imagining and rebuilding systems that help communities rebound and address the inequities in access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities. Together, as we advocate for the policy priorities in our 2021 Policy Agenda, we can bring the change needed to bring our nation together in a way that works for every person in every community.

United we rise,

Suzanne McCormick
U.S. President

12/21/2020

Very Happy to formally announce the winners of our Holiday Cash Extravaganza drawn at noon today! Here they are:
$1,000: Rita Worsham
$750: Wiggy Broussard
$500: Helen Moore
$250: Lydia May
May thanks to everyone who participated! We are extremely, eternally grateful for your support!

10/08/2020

IP is under mandatory evacuation. The CERT team and the parish has lined up buses to carry those evacuating to shelter outside of the storm impact area. Those of you who wish to participate should come to the Sugarena for registration and bussing. Each member of your family need a form of ID. Everything needs to be completed by 2 pm. If transport from your home is needed call the OEP office at 369-4427.

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1101 E. Admiral Doyle Drive, Suite 300
New Iberia, LA
70560

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Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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+1 337-364-6101

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Check our Hurricane Recovery page for the latest updates on local donation drives and links to evacuee discounts and recovery resources.

At this time, Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Shadows on the Teche are offering discounts to our displaced guests.

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All of us – public officials, business leaders, educators, and parents – have a role to play in making quality early care and education accessible to all children in our state.

UWA, in partnership with One Acadiana, Women United, and United Way of Iberia, Inc., will host legislators and business executives from across Acadiana this morning at an early childhood center to experience firsthand the value of quality early education programs. Stay tuned!

Louisiana Early Ed Week is underway!

United Way of Acadiana, in partnership with Women United, One Acadiana, and United Way of Iberia, Inc., will host policymakers next Friday to discuss the importance of access to child care in Acadiana.

What a day!

Legislators from across the state joined UWA, Women United, United Way of Iberia, Inc., and One Acadiana at Gethsemane LaPetite Early Childhood Development Center to discuss the importance of early childhood education.

Our United Way network comes through once again! THANK YOU to our new friends at United Way of Iberia, Inc. of New Iberia, Louisiana for your generous haul of donations that was delivered to our office yesterday afternoon! These two lovely ladies packed their Camry full with items and spent nearly an entire work day on the road yesterday to get these supplies to our community, and we can't thank them enough! Pictured below are Betty Truelove, CastonOffice/Outreach Manager and Corleen Aucoin Rouly, Executive Director of United Way of Iberia, Inc. and Karyn Kupiec Husbands, President/CEO of United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County. UNITED, we are strong!

United Way of Iberia, Inc. has all of your donation and distribution information! Check out there website for more details.
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Tune in to KLFY News 10 today until 7 p.m. for supply needs, donation drop-off locations and more information on the flood recovery. American Red Cross, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, United Way of Iberia, Inc., United Way of Southwest Louisiana KLFY News 10, thank you for being our partner and sharing the information and stories to help our neighbors.
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Thank you to those tunning in, donating and volunteering!
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SUPPLY DROP-OFF LOCATIONS UPDATE: We have partners throughout Acadiana participating as drop-off locations for supplies. For that list as well as the most up-to-date list of supplies assessed by those affected, click here. www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/FLOODTHELOVE

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