Lafayette, LA
Clothing Donations

Public and private organizations that will give you free and reduced cost clothes and household items. There are 31 clothing and household goods programs in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.


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



All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!.
-- Carlos Castenada




United Christian Outreach

2 Miles Away

422 Carmel Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-0162

Services:
keywords: Medication Assistance Utility Assistance food pantry Food Assistance

UCO provides clothing, partial utility payment assistance, food, prescription expense assistance to qualifying individuals. All workers are volunteers; no paid staff workers. Funding is from individual contributions and church donations.

Hours:
M-W & F, 10A-1:30P

Eligibility:
Clients must have city of Lafayette address to be eligible. Church referrals from a member church are required for financial assistance. 232-HELP/LA 211 referral required for food assistance.

Documents To Bring:
Church referral needed for financial assistance, which can only be received once every 3 years. 232-HELP/LA 211 must provide a food referral in order foo client to receive food. Client must show proof of identity (ID and SS card), low-income, residence, utility bill (for utility assistance), prescription costs (for prescription assitance).



I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.
-- Connie Chung




St. Joseph Diner

2 Miles Away

613 W. Simcoe Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-4972

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Services:
St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 150 lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the home-bound.

Lunch is served from 11:00am until 11:50am 364 days a year. (Closed on Mardi Gras)
Food and financial donations, as well as a host of volunteers, sustain the diner

ST. JOSEPH DINER BREAD PANTRY (see program for more details) also offers bread, sweets, nonperishable food, and holiday food baskets for low-income elderly. Emergency Food Boxes are also distributed through the bread pantry.

Hours:
Office: M - F, 8am-5pm
Lunch: Sunday-Saturday 11-11:50am

Eligibility:
All for meals; must be 55+ and meet federal poverty income guidelines for commodities, breads and sweets, and holiday baskets.

Documents To Bring:
Fill out application forms. Must have current picture ID.
Call 232-HELP / LA 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 232-4357) for Emergency Food Assistance.



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-- Norman Vincent Peale




Stella Maris Center

2 Miles Away

615 West Simcoe
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-4972

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Services:
Daily Showers available from 8:00am - 11:00am and 12:00pm - 2:00pm (M-F).

Weekly laundry service is available by appointment.
Connections to other community resources to street homeless.

Hours:
M-F: 8A-11A & 12P-2P

Eligibility:
Street Homeless persons are eligible for this service.

Documents To Bring:
Complete intake paperwork with case worker before services are rendered.



In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
-- Margaret Anderson




Salvation Army (The)-Lafayette

2 Miles Away

212 Sixth Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-2407

Services:
The Salvation Army is a benevolent interdenominational religious organization which provides a variety of services within the community.This shelter is for men only 21 years of age and older although any is welcome to.Children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult.

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Call the number listed.

Documents To Bring:
Come into facilities.



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-- Bradford Arthur Angier




Salvation Army

2 Miles Away

212 Sixth St
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-2407

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Services:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children.

Programs within this listing:
DISASTER SERVICES:
Provides disaster services during times of disasters (donations management ESF 7), and
Mass Care Food and feeding services as a secondary service(Second Harvest/Food Net is primary source).

CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Christmas gifts to needy children; based upon eligibility
EVENING MEAL:
Serves a hot meal to those who are hungry
EMERGENCY CLOTHING ASSISTANCE:
For those who are in need of clothing due to an emergency situation. Completed application required each time.
Other program services listed separately.

Hours:
Office: M-F 9A - Noon; 1OA - 3P
Evening Meal: 5P
Emergency Clothing: Tu, W, Th 9A - 11A

Eligibility:
Disaster victims and eligible persons in need of emergency clothing, a hot evening meal and Christmas gifts for children

Documents To Bring:
CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND EMERGENCY CLOTHING:
Identification of all household members, proof of income & expenses, proof of residency, Social Security Card(s), clothing sizes; completed application



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-- Peter McWilliams




Lafayette Area Activity & Resource Center

2 Miles Away

605 Jefferson Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 237-0046

Services:
The Activity/Resource Center is an adult activity center for diagnosed individuals of various mental health issues and provides a stigma free environment for those individuals to socialize in an environment that is conducive to their recovery process. It is not a treatment facility. Programs offered are activities, a library for members, speaker programs, monthly parties (Socials), support and education program called B.R.I.D.G.E.S. a support group for people diagnosed with mental illness; call for meeting times. The Center also assists persons with connections to available community resources to meet their needs, sell snacks and has monthly in-town field trips, etc. Clothing available to adults.

Hours:
8:00am-2:00pm/Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Diagnosis of Mental Illness (past or current), age 18 or older

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance and membership application



And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Thomas Dewar




Hand Up Thrift (HUT)

2 Miles Away

105 Leonie St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 704-4444

Services:
The Hand Up Thrift (HUT) store sells second-hand furniture, toys, electronics, clothing, household treasures, bath accessories, books, shoes, purses and other items. The HUT shares profits with Affiliated Blind of Louisiana and Family Promise of Acadiana. Donated furniture that is not suitable for sale will be recycled through CUPS

Hours:
M-Sa, 9A-6P

Eligibility:
Anyone

Documents To Bring:
Go by the store and select items for purchase



You are the land. The land is you.
-- Merlin




Goodwill Industries of Acadiana / Lafayette

2 Miles Away

2435 W. Congress Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 769-7650

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Services:
Goodwill Industries of Acadiana maintains the following programs in addition to its Thrift Stores: PAR, YO!, Job Connection, Maison de Goodwill, (see individual program records for more detail), Goodwill also offers the following programs:

ANGER MANAGEMENT: Anger management program


CRISIS ASSISTANCE: provides clothing and household items in times of crisis.

GOODWILL WORKS: Is a state-wide worker's compensation program which provides the following services through a seamless delivery system to companies and their worker's compensation employees: professional testimony, physical and psychological evaluation, rehabilitation training and case management, alternative workplace training, perfecting vocational skills, recruiting and placement services, job analysis, work hardening, career development, retention skills, vocational counseling, life care planning and expert testimony.

YO! (Youth Opportunity Program): Pre-GED/remediation training, GED Training, Employability Skills Training, Computer Skills Training, Professional Assoc. Participation, Job Placement Assistance, 12-month Follow-Up, Case Management.

MASION de RAYNE: HUD Housing for those 18 years or older with physical disability.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-5P; F, 8A-12P

Eligibility:
Youth Opportunity Program:
- For Out-of-School unemployed or under-employed youths age 14-21 and residents of Lafayette or St. Landry Parishes, low income.

MASION de RAYNE: HUD (Housing)18 years or older with physical disability.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment



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-- John C. Maxwell




Extra Mile Region IV

2 Miles Away

525 South Buchanan
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 237-2090

Services:
The Extra Mile furthers the community's understanding of the agencies it serves (see list below), the services those agencies provide and the needs of the consumers receiving these services.
Agencies served by The Extra Mile: Office of Behavioral Health (formerly known as Office of Mental Health), Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Addictive Disorders, and Office of Community Services.
Community volunteers and donations are utilized in many programs. For most programs, assistance is only provided to those with referrals from the state agency it serves. However, some programs will accept self-referrals.

Extra Mile Programs that accept self-referrals:
WORKSHOPS in Parenting, Anger Management and Basic Life Skills.
FREE CLOTHES CLOSET - all clothes provided to community free of charge. Call Karen Hebert (337) 237-2090 x124 for appointment.
CAREFREE COUNSELING - Volunteer Mental Health Professionals in the community provide free counseling to individuals who do not meet criteria for the state mental health system and who do not have insurance that allows them to access private therapy.
AVEC LES ENFANTS - provides a safe and secure place for children to visit with non-custodial parents and for exchanges for visitation purposes to occur in a safe way. All visits and exchanges are supervised by volunteer monitors that have undergone training. Service is provided on a sliding scale fee.
ACTIVITY AND RESOURCE CENTER - a safe, stigma free place for persons with chronic and persistent mental illness to go for education, recreation and socialization. The Resource and Activity Centers improve the quality of life for mental health consumers by promoting personal empowerment and recovery. The Centers are open 5 days a week from 8am until 2pm. Anyone with mental health issues may attend.
PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST PROGRAM - provides training and employment for persons with mental illness to provide nonjudgmental support to others with mental illness. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) groups are conducted.

Keywords: Adoption Anger Management School Uniform Clothing Developmental Disabilities Disaster Relief Family Service Coordination Foster Care/Parenting Mental Health Substance Abuse Tannsportaion Assistance Victim Assistance

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P; Clothes Closet: Th, 9:30A-11:30A and by appointment

Eligibility:
Those with mental illness, addictive disorders, developmental disabilities and persons receiving services from Office of Community Services, victims of disasters.

Documents To Bring:
Must be interviewed and have background check. Clients referred by State Agencies



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