STP helps is a local community organization aiming to show citizens what can happen when they invest in themselves by simply investing in their community's future. Started back in 2015 as an outlet for citizens to ask other citizens for help with simple day-to-day needs, STP helps has been able to crowd-source with the population of Saint Tammany Parish for individuals to look for ways to make a realistic difference in building a better community by allowing anyone to give a little when and where they can, if able. We have been able to create a lot for thousands of citizens all across our local area by gathering information for anything from local jobs, social services, and including from other local outlets that can help or better a person’s life, all the way down to finding and coordinating individuals from our community that can help with things such as bills or a pack of diapers for another community member in need.
STP HELPS has now been able to help over 10,000 Citizens with personal needs while at the same time finding the most pressing issues that need immediate attention in securing a more productive future for our community as a whole. Some of these issues include but are not limited to:
• *Lack of Citizen involvement dealing with Community matters such as city and parish council meetings, voting, volunteering etc.
• *Lack of outlets and programs that focus on equal opportunity, progressive education, and family Betterment.
• *Lack of information getting to local Citizens about available jobs, events, projects, and Programs.
• *Lack of support from both our leaders and Citizens towards ideas and projects being brought to life to create long term systemic change.
We are working together to change all that.