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United Ways ask Louisiana families to complete COVID-19 impact survey

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Posted at 9:34 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 10:34:51-04

A statewide survey launched by United Ways across Louisiana is asking families to assess the economic impact COVID-19 has had on them.

The United Way says that survey responses are confidential and will cover a wide range of topics including job changes, childcare challenges and other economic changes Louisiana families are navigating.

“On a daily basis, United Ways throughout Louisiana work hard to serve those suffering from the loss of basic needs and sense of security due to the workforce interruptions,” said Sarah Berthelot, Louisiana Association of United Ways President and CEO. “As we respond to the immediate needs, United Ways are thinking ahead to the next phase of recovery and what will be needed most to help get families back on track."

Before the pandemic hit, United Way says that one in four Louisiana households were led by workers unable to earn enough to cover the basics and save for unexpected crisis or a job loss. For many, the economic crisis has stripped available assets and abruptly repositioned families into unfamiliar financial positions.

The survey takes about ten minutes and includes questions such as: What are you concerned about in the weeks and months ahead? (Check all that apply)

  • The economic health of my community
  • Paying rent/mortgage
  • You or a loved one getting COVID19
  • Children’s well-being, remote learning
  • Adequate child care
  • Getting food and other things I need
  • Mental health issue (e.g., depression, addiction, anxiety)
  • Medical issues other than COVID19
  • Paying other bills
  • Attending church or other social gatherings
  • Other. Please specify.

To access the survey, click here.

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