Rural Recovery Response Lives On

Rural Recovery Response

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Laura

Rural Recovery Response Lives On

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A Community Development Corporation

Building Strong, Healthy Prosperous Rural Communities

A History of Transformational Change

Against All Odds

We Reflect the Diversity of South Louisiana

SMHA Mission

Building Healthy & Prosperous Rural Communities in Louisiana

Help those affected by hurricane Laura


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About Us

Our passion for justice drives who we are and everything we do. We work with families and communities, partners and policy-makers, to dismantle policies and systems that shouldn’t exist, and to build the policy infrastructure and institutions of equity that should. We are dedicated, we are “scrappy,” and we Make Change Happen.

We Transform Rural Communities by …


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