Hospitality Cares is a crisis grant program offering emergency financial assistance to individuals working in the hospitality industry – one of southeast Louisiana’s largest employment sectors.

To be eligible for assistance:

a) applicant’s employer must conduct an annual United Way campaign among its employees;

b) the individual requesting assistance must be an employee of a participating hospitality business for at least one hundred-eighty (180) days prior to applying;

c) the need for assistance must be emergency / crisis-oriented in nature or involve circumstances beyond the applicant’s control (e.g. medical, rent, mortgage, or utility bill crisis of a non-recurring nature.) 

While there is no income ceiling for people requesting assistance, applicants must demonstrate that they lack other resources and options. 

Employment will be certified by the applicant’s employer HR representative