Lafayette, LA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 6 child care programs in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Lafayette , LA 70500

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Services:
Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Lafayette , LA a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

Additional Services:
Low and reduced cost childcare in Lafayette , LA.

Area Served:
Lafayette , LA


There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
-- Robert Half




Asbury Nook - Counselors / Caseworkers ONLY

2 Miles Away

101 Live Oak Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 984-4211

Services:
keywords: newborn clothing school uniforms

Layettes: Provides clothing to needy infants (layettes only -NO diapers).

School Uniforms:

(1) Asbury responds to public school COUNSELORS (no private or parochial schools) IN LAFAYETTE PARISH ONLY All assistance inquiries must come from school counselors.

(2) Asbury also responds to local social service agencies Examples include ECSS (Early Childhood Support & Services; CUPS, Love, Inc and case managers working through the Lafayette Parish Homeless Education Department) Agencies fax requests to Asbury for assistance.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-3P

Eligibility:
Specifically for disadvantaged students at public schools only in Lafayette Parish.

Documents To Bring:
ONLY School Counselors or Local Social Service Agencies may call for information



If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.
-- Glen Buck




Women's Center - Baby & Me Boutique

2 Miles Away

1335 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-4091

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Services:
A thrift shop, specializing in baby items, children's clothing, and maternity clothing.
Also sells public school uniforms at low cost.
All proceeds are used to support the St. Marguerite d'Youville Maternity Home and pregnancy resource center.

Hours:
M-Sa, 10A-6P

Eligibility:
Anyone needing items at affordable prices

Documents To Bring:
None



Enthusiasm moves the world.
-- Arthur James Balfour




New Life Center

21 Miles Away

411 East Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 948-3161

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Services:
The New Life Center, located in Opelousas provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for up to 37 homeless women and 31 children per night All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing Residents also attend life skills sessions, job counseling and are referred to outside agencies for additional counseling A chemical dependency program is also available for those women recovering from alcohol and/or drug addictions All residents are provided with three meals a day, transportation, prescription assistance, clothing, diapers and toiletries.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility:
Homeless women, with or without children; substance abusers must be drug/alcohol free for 72 hours before entering. Will accept mothers with sons to age 18.

Documents To Bring:
Call 948-3161 for availability



The first principle of ethical power is Purpose... By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
-- Kenneth Blanchard




Solomon House Outreach

21 Miles Away

520 Center St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 364-7798

Services:
Keyword: food pantry emergency financial assistance rent payment utility assistance
Solomon House is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of Epiphany and offers a Brown Bag Program every Tuesday morning at 7:00am-9:00am A bag of groceries is given to whoever is at Solomon House on Center Street.
Assistance for utilities, medication, and rent is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment, an individual must call on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday 10am-11am ONLY.
Referrals are no longer provided by United Way of Iberia.
Enfamil and diapers are available under the Nutrition Program.
An Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Hours:
Food distribution: T, 7am
Office: T, 7am-12pm; W & Th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Poverty guidelines apply for emergency food and financial assistance

Documents To Bring:
For financial assistance: Call on 2nd or 3rd Tues of month 10am-11am ONLY.
For food box: Line up by 7am with ID, proof of household income.



I've run less risk driving my way across country than eating my way across it.
-- Duncan Hines




Emergency Aid Center, Inc

43 Miles Away

106 Commercial St.
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-0921

Services:
Emergency Aid Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization, a United Way partner, providing help with food, diapers, clothes, cleaning/hygiene, furniture and household items are offered once every 3-6 months for those who qualify for residents of W. St May Parish Rent and mortgage assistance are provided when FEMA assists Utility payment assistance is provided when funds are available.

Hours:
8:00am-12:00pm/Monday thru Thursday

Eligibility:
W. St. Mary Parish residents who meet criteria

Documents To Bring:
Complete an application and interview



Here is little Effie's head. Her brains are made of gingerbread. When the judgement day comes, God will find six crumbs. Stooping by the coffin lid waiting for something to rise as the something's always did. Imagine His surprise, bellowing above the general noise, "Where is Effie? She was dead." Back to God in a tiny voice: "My name's Maybe." The first crumb said. The number two crumb picked up the song. "Might, I'm called. I've done no wrong." Cried the third crumb, "I am Should. Here's our little brother Could and my big sister Would. Don't punish us for we've been good." And the last crumb, with some shame, whispered unto God, "My name is Must and with the others, we've been Effie, who isn't alive and never was. Cross the threshold have no dread. Lift the sheet back in this way.
-- e e cummings




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