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-12noon

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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.

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.

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

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!

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.

10/06/2020

OK folks! The Governor's office has just issued a State of Emergency for Louisiana. PLEASE start thinking of what happens for the rest of this week for you and your family.

10/06/2020

EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST:
Remember to include any items needed to sustain each family member for at least three (3) days.
A 3-5 day supply of water (1 gallon per person, per day) and food that won't spoil
A supply of face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to to COVID-19 concerns
One change of clothing and footwear per person and one blanket or sleeping bag per person
A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications
Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler's checks
Sanitation supplies
Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
An extra pair of glasses
Important family documents in a portable, waterproof container
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, power towels
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and water
Remember, be prepared and be safe!

We always try our very best to keep our community up-to-date on the latest happenings which could directly impact our ne...
10/06/2020
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We always try our very best to keep our community up-to-date on the latest happenings which could directly impact our neighbors. Here is the most recent information we have obtained from the Governor's Office regarding the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Delta.
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging everyone to prepare for the Tropical Storm. Forecasts from the National Hurricane Center indicate the storm could grow to at least a Category 2 hurricane as it enters the Gulf and makes landfall in Louisiana, but changes in the track and intensity of the storm are possible.
Governor Edwards is advising everyone to Get a Game Plan now.
Communicate with your family and co-workers and finalize your plans. Check your emergency supplies (listed in our next post).
Remember, if flash flooding becomes a problem due to heavy rainfall, NEVER drive on flooded roadways.
Check out the LA Dept of Transportation and Development's website @ www.511la.org for updated road closure information.
Please make your plans and be safe.
We will update as more information becomes available to us.
God Bless Iberia Parish and the State of Louisiana.

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08/20/2020

Very happy to report that our office is now located in Suite 300 (3rd floor) of the Community First Bank Tower on the corner of Admiral Doyle and Lewis Streets!

08/20/2020

United Way of Iberia is hard at work during our campaign time to raise funds in support of human service programs in our community.

We are seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on one or both our Campaign Committee or our Alternate Fundraising Committee.

If you'd like to be a part of the work being done, please free free to call us @ 337-364-0424. We'd be very happy to hear from you! Come and join our busy family!

Address

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

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+1 337-364-6101

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