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Health Unit

Address:
2501 Charity St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(337) 893-1443

Website:
http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/4835

Services:
Keyword: Baby Formula Health Clinic Pregnancy Testing
Services include immunizations, prenatal care (for low risk maternity), blood pressure screening, family planning, WIC, pregnancy testing, treatment for communicable diseases, nutrition, child health assessments, and environmental health.

Hours:
8:00am-4:30pm/Monday-Friday. Some Satellite offices are onl

Eligibility:
Acadiana residents are eligible for services. Eligibility for some programs depends on income

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

-- Winston Churchill

Christian Service Center

Address:
701 Chevis St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(337) 893-9756

Services:
keywords: utility assistance utility disconnect assistance rental assistance Christmas program Toys for Tots transportation elderly medication assistance thrift store clothing furniture appliances food pantry food assistance food for families/seniors
Helps the needy when funds are available with:
- Utility bills (eviction notice or disconnect notice required)
- Rent (past due notification required no rental and utility deposits)
- Christmas program called Children's Treasures (1-9yrs)
- Toys for Tots
- Transportation for doctor/dental visits through COA (if qualified), doctor or dentist visits (dental extractions)
- Medication (no pain meds or controlled substances; no medical assistance given to clients with Medicaid)
- Food pantry for residents in need
- Thrift store (clothes, furniture etc.) and a Free Room where items are free of charge when qualified (good for 6 months)
- Distribution site for Food for Families from the Diocese of New Orleans.
- donations of toys accepted

Hours:
Office Hours: 8:00-2:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Thrift Store Hours: 7:00-12:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Eligibility:
Vermilion Parish (except Kaplan and Gueydan) residents are eligible for services

Documents To Bring:
Proof of income for all household members, Food Stamp print out and all monthly bills, picture ID and over due bills or proof of need

Assist Agency

Address:
407 Charity St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(337) 898-9554

Website:
http://www.assistagency.org/

Services:
keywords: utility assistance medication assistance food pantry food assistance rental assistance pap
ASSIST is a Social Service Agency for Vermilion parish aiding low income families with food, medication, rent assistance and pharmaceutical program applications. Utility bill assistance is available in the event of an emergency as defined by ASSIST.
Assist also helps with filing income tax forms for low - moderate income groups.

Hours:
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Low income residents of Vermilion Parish

Documents To Bring:
Through application and interview process; proper documentation is needed for each different program; call for information

Some folks are so smart, they've gone stupid.

-- Unknown

Vermilion Milk Fund & Kaplan

Address:
801 N Cushing Ave
Kaplan, LA 70548

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away - Go to: Kaplan, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 643-6055

Services:
Provides milk vouchers, baby formula and food to families in need in Vermilion parish Services also offer Ensure to the elderly when available Proof of income and food stamp approval must be presented when applying There is no waiting period once approved. Kaplan Food Bank requires that clients have proof of income and live in the Kaplan area. Food drop-off location is V Arena on Mill Street.

Hours:
8:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:00/Wednesdays

Eligibility:
Vermilion Parish residents in need who are on food stamps

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance; required documents are food stamp papers and proof of income & residence for interview and application

Saint Anne Catholic Church

Address:
201 Church St
Youngsville, LA 70592

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away - Go to: Youngsville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 856-8212

Website:
http://stannechurch.net/

Services:
Assistance with food, utilities (no rent), advocacy, spiritual counseling and referrals to the needy of Youngsville.
Keywords: Food assistance Utility Assistance

Hours:
9:00-3:00/Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00/Friday

Eligibility:
Any resident of Youngsville who is in need

Documents To Bring:
Call Faith at the rectory for application; proof of income & expenses and reason for need; home visit

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

-- Malcolm Forbes

Youngsville First Assembly

Address:
3555 Verot School Rd
Youngsville, LA 70592

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away - Go to: Youngsville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 857-0018

Website:
http://www.lafayettefirst.com/

Services:
keywords: food pantry
Food Pantry serving Youngsville and Broussard area ONLY; must obtain referral through 232-HELP/211. Accepting those who qualify per Second Harvest Eligibility of Households Guidelines (Income Levels).

Hours:
M - F; 9A - 11A

Eligibility:
Qualified individuals and families in the Broussard, Youngsville, Milton and SOUTH Lafayette areas

Documents To Bring:
ID, Income Verification, SS cards for everyone in the home; Verification of physical address (phone/utility bill); Food stamp award letter if receiving food stamps

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La Belle Maison Senior Center

Address:
203 E 2nd St
Broussard, LA 70518

Map & Directions

(17 Miles Away - Go to: Broussard, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 837-6552

Services:
La Belle Maison Senior Center is a beautiful Victorian house in Broussard and is a meeting place with an atmosphere of southern charm Seniors can enhance their individual abilities and maintain their vigor by participating in educational, recreational and physical activities This center also serves as a congregate meal site and is also available for weddings, receptions and parties. Call for more information.

Hours:
8:00am-3:00pm/Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00-2:00pm/Tuesday

Eligibility:
Lafayette Parish residents 60 yrs & older are eligible

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information

If it's not growing, it's going to die.

-- Michael Eisner

St Francis Diner

Address:
1201 S Hopkins St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: New Iberia, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 369-3362

Services:
keywords: food soup kitchen hot food food pantry senior lunch senior meals homeless meals

St. Francis Diner provides breakfast and lunch five days per week to area residents. Delivery is available for homebound elderly and handicapped residents (family pick up).

Hours:
M-F, 7A-2P
Breakfast 8:30A-9:30A; Lunch 11:30A-12:30P

Eligibility:
Homeless, homebound

Documents To Bring:
Arrive at diner during serving hours; emergency referrals can be made by social service agencies

Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center

Address:
432 Bank Ave
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: New Iberia, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 369-6384

Website:
http://dischdeclouetsocialservicecenter.org/

Services:
keywords: food assistance clothing assistance rent utility assistance temporary lodging gasoline prescription medication assistance individual counseling family counseling milk fund
The Social Service Center helps Iberia parish residents with milk, food, spiritual counseling, clothing, rent and utility payment assistance, temporary lodging, burials, medicine and gasoline for transients
Must be at the front door when they open at 9:00 AM or at 1:00pm to be helped -- First come, first served until their daily limit is reached. Must bring evidence of income or lack of income, rent receipt and all utility bills and food stamp program sheet.

Hours:
M-Th, 9A-12P & 1-2:30P

Eligibility:
Serves anyone in need. Those on social sercurity, food stamps, unemployed or under-employed and others.

Documents To Bring:
Must bring rent receipt, all utility bills, proof of income, food stamp award letter

When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.

-- Dale Carnegie

Iberia Community Action Center

Address:
722 Walton St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: New Iberia, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 365-8151

Website:
http://www.smilecaa.org

Services:
Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
Rapid Re-Housing - provides case management and some financial assistance for homeless individuals who meed HUD guidelines.

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

Eligibility:
Must meet poverty guidelines for general services.
For Rapid Re-Housing, must be homeless and meed HUD guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Contact Office

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