SMHA Invests In Communities, Businesses and Families

Our Mission is to Build Strong, Healthy, Prosperous Rural Communities

53 Years of Success - SMHA Expects and Gets a Return on Investment (ROI) and has Succeeded for Over Half a Century!

A Community Development Corporation

Building Strong, Healthy Prosperous Rural Communities

A History of Transformational Change

Against All Odds

Rural Recovery Response Lives On

Rural Recovery Response

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc. has mobilized our Rural Recovery Response to help families and communities recover from Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, two hurricanes that came ashore in rural Southwest Louisiana not six weeks apart, making landfall in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, within just a few miles of each other. Rural Louisiana families and communities need your support more than ever.

Rural Recovery Response Lives On

Covid-19 Response

We Reflect the Diversity of South Louisiana

SMHA Mission

Building Healthy & Prosperous Rural Communities in Louisiana

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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.

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