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Solomon House

Address:
520 Center St
New Iberia, LA 70560

(20 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(337) 364-7798

Website:
http://www.solomonhouse.org/

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.

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

-- John Huston Finley

Extra Mile

Address:
521 S Buchanan St
Lafayette, LA 70501

(21 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(337) 237-2090

Website:
http://www.theextramileregioniv.com/clothescloset.html

Services:
Free clothing closet run by volunteersMay have occasional household items and baby gearSupply of coats for adults and childrenLimited school uniformsExcepts donations of gently used clothingAccepts Diaper Donations and Provides Diapers, Wipes, Incontinent Supplies, and Feminine Hygiene Products (depending on supplies)

Hours:
Thu 9am-11:30am and by appointment

Eligibility:
Anyone in need within the service area

Asbury United Methodist Church

Address:
101 Live Oak Dr
Lafayette, LA 70503

(21 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(337) 984-4211

Website:
http://www.asbury-umc.org/

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

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.

-- A.e. Hotchner

Baby & Me Boutique

Address:
1338 Jefferson St
Lafayette, LA 70501

(21 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(337) 232-4091

Website:
http://desormeauxfoundation.org/lafayette-la-baby-and-me-boutique.htm

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

New Life Center

Address:
411 E Landry St
Opelousas, LA 70570

(39 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(337) 948-3161

Website:
http://www.catholicservice.org/

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 wise learn many things from their enemies.

-- Aristophanes