UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Community
7:30 am
Tue November 12, 2013

UNITY's Outreach Team Brings Services To New Orleans' Most Vulnerable Citizens

Laniker Hunter-Davis is easy to spot in her Outreach jacket.
Katy Reckdahl

Laniker Hunter-Davis is an outreach worker for UNITY of Greater New Orleans. She and her partner, Joycelyn Scott, drive and walk around the city trying to reach the hardest-to-reach homeless people. One night, I tagged along.  

“The first place that we’ll be stopping is at Washington Park. It’s off of Elysian Fields. We have a lady  that’s in that park with her dog, and she can’t utilize the shelters because of her dog. So we gonna go check on her.

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Community
7:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Homeless Numbers Plunge In New Orleans Region

Unity of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha Kegel explains a major drop in homelessness.

The number of homeless people in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has dropped 79 percent since 2007.  A non-profit dedicated to getting those numbers even lower credits a coordinated effort for the success.

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