United Way of Southwest Louisiana


715 Ryan Street, Suite 102
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 433-1088


Date of Official Change:

February 13, 2014


We are working to advance the greater good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life !€“ a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be part of the change.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana has helped people for more than seventy years. Through hurricanes, economic downturns, unforeseen losses and more, Southwest Louisiana has trusted United Way to provide monetary and voluntary assistance in times of need. As a community united, we have done just that. We've created a safety net, but it's not enough. For our community to move forward we must continue to move people and families to positions of lasting independence. In direct alignment with the goals of United Way Worldwide, United Way of Southwest Louisiana recognizes the following community impact areas: Education, Income and Health, as the building blocks for opportunity--individually and collectively.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana and its family of agencies are making an impact for the greater good in our community. Underneath everything we are and underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, interdependent, united. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. United Way will continue to focus on measurable results while meeting critical health and human service needs in Southwest Louisiana by:

Investing in children and youth.
Caring for people in crisis.
Increasing self-sufficiency.
Improving health and wellness.
Strengthening families.
Building stronger communities.


Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.



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Date of Official Change:

February 13, 2014

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Address Listings


715 Ryan Street, Suite 102
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Physical (Primary)

715 Ryan Street, Suite 102
Lake Charles, LA 70601


Sharon Plaisance

Primary Contact

Executive Assistant

(337) 433-1088

Denise Durel

President / CEO

(337) 433-1088

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 433-1088


(337) 433-3679

Toll Free

(888) 433-1088

Legal Status:

United Way

Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Deridder
        • Dry Creek
        • Longville
        • Merryville
        • Ragley
        • Singer
      • Calcasieu County
        • Bell City
        • Dequincy
        • Hayes
        • Iowa
        • Lake Charles
        • Starks
        • Sulphur
        • Vinton
        • Westlake
      • Cameron County
        • Jefferson Davis County
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