Batchelor, LA
Food Pantries

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1 Miles Away

Batchelor , LA 70715

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Melville Health Unit

9 Miles Away

226 Havard St. #A
Melville, LA 71353
(337) 623-4941

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keywords: WIC vouchers pregnancy testing family planning immunizations STD treatment kid med LaCHIP application tb screening health unit
St. Landry Parish Health Units operates four Health Units which provide the following services:
Child Health/WIC Services: provides regular nursing exams for well babies including measurements and systems review If income and nutritionally eligible, WIC vouchers are provided as a supplement to purchase some foods Nutrition education and counseling is done plus food demonstrations covering preparation and nutrients in foods Follow-up and some home visiting services are available Services are by appointment only and patients are seen on Monday all day and Thursdays morning only in Opelousas; on Tuesdays in Melville; on Wednesdays in Sunset; and on Thursdays in Eunice There is no charge for these services.
Full KidMed services are provided in Child Health Clinics.
Maternity Services: both medical and nursing services are available for the pregnant woman This includes pap smears, STD services and testing Frequent monitoring of fetal heart tones and uterine growth Referrals for problems are made to LSUMC WIC is provided with proper eligibility Services are by appointment only and available only in Opelousas on Tuesdays and in Melville on Tuesdays There is no charge for services.
STD Clinic: testing for sexually transmitted diseases and treatment. Counseling on prevention of STD and safe sex is given Medical doctors visits are available on Wednesday am weekly in Opelousas Treatment is available by trained nurse clinicians according to standing orders on a walk in basis daily in Opelousas and on Monday afternoon in Eunice There is a $5.00 administrative fee for services but no one will be turned away if they cannot pay.
Walk-in Immunizations: for both children and adults Flu and pneumonia vaccine in season $5.00 administrative fee but waived if unable to pay Overseas immunizations available at Lafayette Health Unit Blood pressure checks with MD order - no charge
Children's Special Health Services: admission to service in parish of residence but clinic visits to MD are at the Lafayette Health Unit Follow-ups are done in parish of residence There is no charge Must fit income requirements for program PKU's done on a infant as required by state law Follow-up thru state's Genetics Program is done.
TB Program: follow-up in parish of residence - reginal chest clinic is at Lafaytte Health Unit Diagnosed TB cases are given daily medication observed by Public Health staff MD available at Lafayette Health Unit for diagnosis and treatment but patient must contact parish of residence Health Unit first for referral. Contacts of cases are tested and medicated if necessary Some visiting is done when necessary Medication can be provided for pulmonary cases of TB from private MD's with orders and copies of records.

8:00am-2:30pm/Tuesdays only

Anyone needing services; eligibility for some programs is based on income

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance; some clinics need appointments, others are walk-in

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16 Miles Away

337 Napoleon St
New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-6356

A low income home energy assistance program through the LIHEAP Program, Quarterly Commodity Food Distribution, Employment information, Council on Aging, and Medicaid Application

M-F, 8A-4P

Proof of need, eligibility may vary by program.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment.

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18 Miles Away

4591 Feliciana St
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 634-3473

Distributes food and donated clothing to families in West Feliciana Parish
Works in association with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Food is distributed on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30P-4P

Open to those in West Feliciana Parish

Documents To Bring:
Show up

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
-- Mahatma Gandhi


18 Miles Away

11935 Ferdinand St
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-0063

Rent and mortgage assistance, weatherization, Food vouchers, tutoring, community based abstinence program, fatherhood initiative programs, drug and safe free programs, medicaid and lachip enrollment, prescription assistance, liheap (low income home energy assistance program)

M-F, 8A-4P

Low to moderate income

Documents To Bring:
Applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

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18 Miles Away

10498 Hwy 965
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-2301

Provides after-school tutoring, summer day camp in June, back-to-school workshop and school supplies, teen pregnancy prevention program, uniform assistance for West Feliciana Parish students in June and July, commodities and food boxes prepared by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
They also assist eligible low-income families with housing and rental assistance with the proper documentation.

M-F, 10A-3P

Based on need and food stamp office guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information.

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22 Miles Away

12364 Hwy 416
Lakeland, LA 70752
(225) 627-5124

Food Pantry for residents of the area.
Pantry delivers most boxes to clients. The remainder set up appointments to pick up boxes.
Emergency Financial Aid through Hope Ministries(Parish members only).

Hours will vary, call for more information.

Anyone in need

Documents To Bring:
Fill out an application.

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St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency

32 Miles Away

1065 Hwy 749, Ste E
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 948-3651

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Keywords: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Transportation Assistance, weatherization home repair Senior employment pregnancy prevention teen medicaid enrollment food assistance home ownership counseling mortgage counseling foreclosure counseling
PROJECT CARE (utility assistance for the elderly age 60 and above) up to $50 toward payment of gas/electricity(only)..very limited resources available.One time assistance, no exceptions.
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE: utility payments made payable to vendors on behalf of eligible participants. Participants are eligible to apply every 12 months upon available resources.
WEATHERIZATION: weatherizes the homes of low-income residents to reduce the high costs of cooling and heating purposes. Low-income elderly homeowners get first priority. Activities include weather-stripping, caulking, replacing rotten weatherboards, roof-repairing, ceiling insulation, replacement of worn doors.
TRANSPORTATION: portal-to-portal; public non-emergency medical and human services agencies access transportation is provided to low-income elderly and general public of the parish, Monday thru Friday. Transportation sites include doctors, dentists, mental health, education (Project Independence), University Medical Center (Lafayette, LA) dialysis center, grocery shopping (occasional) and vocational Rehabilitation service/training resources
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: senior companions...involved in valuable service through the Senior Corps...are part of the Corporation for National Services' efforts to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Senior Companions provide person-to-person non-medical support to help another stay independent. Join their ranks if you are age 60 or over, meet income requirements and are willing to serve 20 hours per week. Senior Companions will receive a tax-free stipend, pre-service orientation and monthly training. You will also receive reimbursement assistance for transportation and meals while on duty, an annual physical exam, accident and liability insurance during your service.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM: provides comprehensive awareness and education to teenagers (ages 8-19) and their parents/families on problems associated with teen pregnancies.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Applications are completed to assist customers with prescriptions through pharmaceutical companies.
MEDICAID OF LOUISIANA CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT CENTER: applications for Medicaid taken for women, children, senior citizens and disabled. Call the office (337) 948-3651 to schedule an interview.
HUD COUNSELING: provides housing counseling services to families with homes financed by HUD Guaranteed loans in areas of default mortgage, Pre and Post home purchasing, home maintenance and budget.
FEMA: assistance with past due (gas, light, water or rent/mortgage). Payments made to vendors on behalf of eligible participants.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE: nutritious food items are provided to the disadvantaged of the parish in emergency cases.
NEEDY FAMILY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: provides nutritious food in the form of surplus commodities to needy families throughout St. Landry Parish on a first-come-first served basis.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROGRAM: provide assistance with prescriptions and doctors visits.
LEGAL SERVICE COUNSELING/REFERRAL SERVICES: civil counseling referral to applicants (i.e. human services, general welfare benefits, job counseling and referrals)
JOB CORPS: referral, follow-up counseling services.
INFORMATION and REFERRAL: referral and coordination with other Human Services Agencies within the parish. Follow-up and home visit services are also provided.

7:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

Residents of St. Landry Parish meeting income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information or walk-in.
Documentation required:
picture ID; proof of household income; SS cards for all household members; proof of homeownership; physicians' orders/prescriptions; home utility bills; fire department report of loss

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-- General Colin Powell


32 Miles Away

186 Cypress Dr., FHS
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 594-8845

keywords: food pantry food bank utility assistance
ICONS is supported by area donations and by Second Harvest for food distribution to the needy of the parish Programs include a Food Bank and utility assistance.

9:00am-Noon/Monday & Thursdays

St. Landry Parish residents

Documents To Bring:
Must fill application and provide income of household members; social security cards of household members and expenses of household

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St. Alphonsus Catholic Church/Hessmer

32 Miles Away

3659 Main St.
Hessmer, LA 71341
(318) 563-4550

Keywords: Food Assistance Food Pantry
A catholic church serving Avoyelles Parish. Services include: Food Bank based on income guidelines on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Senior Food Box on the 4th Friday of the month. Also an Emergency Food Pantry.

M, T & F 8A-3:30P; W, 8A-12P

Anyone needing food and meeting the income, age and disability guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information
Food Bank on 3rd Tuesday of the month
Senior Food Box on the 4th Friday of the Month

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Avoyelles Progress Action Committee (APAC, Inc.

32 Miles Away

641 Government ST
Marksville, LA 71351
(318) 253-6085

A non-profit Community Action Agency. Services provided include: Head Start, Energy Assistance, Commodities, Weatherization, LaHeap Energy Assistance, Community Food and Nutrition, Child and Adult Food, and Information and Referral.

Tax Preparation and EITC:
By appointment only Monday - Friday, 9a - 3p from January 24 - April 12

M-F, 8A-4:30P; Tax Preparation: M-F, 9A -3P

Anyone meeting federal poverty guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information and to schedule tax assistance appointment; items needed for tax assistance: Photo ID; original SS card or ITIN; last year's tax return; all W-2s, 1099s, and other income forms; receipts for child care along with provider's name, address & tax ID number, receipts for any charitable donations, any other tax-related documents; a voided check for direct deposit

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