Open and Operating? An Assessment of Louisiana Nonprofit Health and Human Services after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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Open and Operating? An Assessment of Louisiana Nonprofit Health and Human Services after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Louisiana's nonprofits are poised to play pivotal roles in the state's recovery through job training, health care provision, affordable housing construction and more. This brief presents survey results, detailing the operating status and needs of Louisiana's charitable organizations in hurricane-affected areas. It finds fewer than half of the nonprofit health and human service providers surveyed are fully operational--and in the New Orleans area, fewer than half are providing any services at all. They expect their recoveries to be slow, despite an initial influx of donations, and cite providing housing for staff and volunteer reinforcements as necessary to meet community needs.

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