Empowering Healthy Lives

Good health is essential for individual success and a thriving community.  Healthy kids are more likely to succeed in school.  Healthy adults are more productive at work.  The whole community will flourish when all our residents have access to safe physical activity, healthy foods and quality health care.

 

WHAT WE DO

Access to health care

  • Create access to medical and dental care
  • Receive needed prescriptions
  • Provide glasses, hearing aids, and assistive devices

Healthy living

  • Create healthy eating and physical activities
  • Develop healthy habits and lifestyles
  • Provide a safe home and community

HOW WE DO IT

United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s Health Programs

 

FamilyWize Prescription Assistance Program saves up to 75% on prescriptions for anyone in the 10 parishes who register. NWLA residents saved $172,629 in 2016.

Sights and Sounds Program provides financial assistance to children in schools who have been identified as needing an eyeglass exam and/or prescription glasses or hearing exam and/or hearing aids.

 

Funded Nonprofit Organizations

 

Louisiana Association for the Blind
1750 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA  71103
318-635-6471
www.labllind.com

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
324 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-674-9756
www.helpforgambling.org

Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana
2031 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA  71103
318-716-4100
www.uhsystem.com

David Raines Community Health Centers
3041 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Shreveport, LA  71107
318-227-3350
www.davidraineschc.org

Martin Luther King Health Center & Pharmacy
865 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-227-2912
www.mlkhealth.org

Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy
909 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-425-3553
www.interfaithpharmacy.org

Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 3949, Shreveport, LA  71133-3949
318-227-2868
www.sbrescuemission.com

Shreveport Green
3625 Southern Ave., Shreveport, LA  71106
318-219-1888
www.Shreveportgreen.org

St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry
PO Box 53074, Shreveport, LA  71135
318-423-8556
www.stlukesmedicalministry.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
2015 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-220-7050
www.komennorthlouisiana.org