Lafayette, LA
Homeless Shelters

Temporary free shelters for people who need a place to stay. There are 11 homeless shelters in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.

Low Income Housing Help

1 Miles Away

Lafayette , LA

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Services:
Low Income Housing Help is used to help find affordable housing to people in need. LIHH by FindFamilyResources helped families in need receive over 2 billion dollars last year through Section 8.

Additional Services:
Rental assistance.

Area Served:
Lafayette , LA


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-- Nancy Gibbs




VOA Transitional Housing Program

2 Miles Away

114 Exchange Place
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 234-5715

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Services:
This transitional housing and supportive services program consist of a twelve bed shelter in an apartment setting that serves homeless mentally ill or dually diagnosed consumers identified by the State Office of Mental Health
The 24 month program facilitates movement of this special population from homelessness to permanent housing Supportive services available include case management,skills training, supportive counseling, medication monitoring, and housing placement.

Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm

Eligibility:
Must be a homeless mentally ill adult. Families can not be accepted.

Documents To Bring:
Complete and submit VOA transitional housing referral.
Must have homeless verification documentation.



What was once impossible now summons us to dismantle the walls between ourselves and our sisters and brothers, to dissolve the distinctions between flesh and spirit, to transcend the present limits of time and matter, to find, at last, not wealth or power but the ecstasy (so long forgotten) of commonplace, unconditional being. For the atom's soul is nothing but energy. Spirit blazes in the dullest of clay. The life of every woman or man-the heart of it-is pure and holy joy.
-- George Leonard




SMILE - Stepping Stone 1 - Lafayette Shelter

2 Miles Away

418/420 Oliver Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-3272

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Services:
keywords: family shelter transitional shelter
Capacity = 16
Family who meet poverty guidelines for general services Serves two parent families or single parent family with children.
Transitional housing is defined as short-term, which means the families live in the shelter from two weeks to two years, a timeline established by HUD.

In addition to providing a positive living environment, the program also provide supportive services for the homeless families to help them to achieve more self-sufficiency. These services include life skills, mental health and budget counseling, child care, transportation and youth activities.

The goal of the shelter is to move families into permanent housing. The Agency networks with local housing authorities and other groups to ensure that permanency becomes a reality.

Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm/Mon - Fri

Eligibility:
Two parent families or single parent family with children.

Documents To Bring:
Contact office



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-- Parcelsus




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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-- Michel Eyquem




Freedom House of Acadiana

2 Miles Away

205 6th Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 278-9513

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Hours:
8am to 5pm

Eligibility:
Male only, 18yrs and older
Drug and Alcohol free (must pass drug test)
Not a registered sex offender
No Active warrants
Willing to abide by program rules and regulations

Documents To Bring:
Application and Face to face interview.



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-- Robert Heller




Faith House - Transitional Housing

2 Miles Away

Secure Shelter - No address available
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-7204

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Services:
Faith House operates transitional housing apartments for survivors of domestic violence. Persons can stay for up to 18 months. During this time, survivors are offered support groups, counseling, case management, advocacy, and referrals.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P

Eligibility:
Survivors of domestic violence who have completed stay at an emergency shelter.

Documents To Bring:
Must complete application and interview



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-- Ben Sweetland




Acadian Outreach Center - Naomi House

2 Miles Away

125 South Buchanan Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 237-7618

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Services:
Provides transitional shelter for men, women, and children and recovery services for homeless, impoverished, mentally ill, and substance abusers.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

Eligibility:
No information given. Call for details

Documents To Bring:
Appointment and referral required. Call for details



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-- Guy Finley




Hope Center

16 Miles Away

812 Holt St. ( Administration)
Rayne, LA 70578
(337) 334-4799

Hours:
24/7, Office Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Eligibility:
Unaccompanied Men 18 years and older dual diagnosis

Documents To Bring:
contact Hercules Granger



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New Life Center Transitional Housing II

21 Miles Away

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

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Services:
Transitional housing program for 7 unaccompanied homeless women and 8 women with children in a hotel setting Services provided include but are not limited to case management, life skills training, transportation, supportive counseling, and housing assistance.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility:
Homeless women, with or without children; Must meet HUD guidelines for homeless definition.
Will accept mothers with sons to age 18.

Documents To Bring:
Call 948-3161 for availability



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-- Kenneth Hildebrand




New Life Center TH for Chemically Dependent Women with Children

21 Miles Away

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

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Services:
Transitional housing program for 8 homeless chemically dependent women with children in a hotel setting Services provided include but are not limited to case management, life skills training, transportation, supportive counseling, substance abuse services and housing assistance.

Hours:
By appointment

Eligibility:
Must be a women with children who is or has been treated for substance abuse and is currently a resident of the New Life Center

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment



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St. Mary Community CAA, Inc.

43 Miles Away

1407 Barrow ST
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-5703

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Services:
keywords: transportation medical transportation rental assistance utility assistance food emergency food emergency shelter foreclosure first time homebuyers loan mortgage counseling foreclosure counseling
St. Mary Community Action Agency is a private non-profit 501c3 agency dedicated to providing quality services to the families and communities of St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P

Eligibility:
Low income; Call for specific program information

Documents To Bring:
Call for program information



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