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Avoyelles Section 8

Address:
312 N Main St
Marksville, LA 71351

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(318) 253-7505

Website:
http://www.avoypj.org/#!applying-for-housing/c15ei

Services:
Provides Section 8 assistance to eligible individuals and families. This program supplements the rental payments of low and very low income families to the property owner on behalf of the family.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility:
Based on income level and family composition: Housing agent determines eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) Qualification as elderly, person with disability, or as family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.


Avoyelles Progress Action

Address:
641 Government St
Marksville, LA 71351

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(318) 253-6085

Services:
A non-profit Community Action Agency. Services provided include: Head Start, Energy Assistance, Commodities, Weatherization, LaHeap Energy Assistance, Community Food and Nutrition, Child and Adult Food, and Information and Referral.

Tax Preparation and EITC:
By appointment only Monday - Friday, 9a - 3p from January 24 - April 12

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P; Tax Preparation: M-F, 9A -3P

Eligibility:
Anyone meeting federal poverty guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information and to schedule tax assistance appointment; items needed for tax assistance: Photo ID; original SS card or ITIN; last year's tax return; all W-2s, 1099s, and other income forms; receipts for child care along with provider's name, address & tax ID number, receipts for any charitable donations, any other tax-related documents; a voided check for direct deposit


Philadelphia Baptist Church

Address:
722 Philadelphia Rd
Deville, LA 71328

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Deville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 442-0754

Website:
http://www.pbcministry.com

Services:
We distribute food once a month to seniors and families. We also meet emergency needs.

Hours:
Church office: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Food Pantry 1st Wednesday of the month 10-12

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.


Concordia Parish Senior Center

Address:
111 Texas Ave
Ferriday, LA 71334

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Ferriday, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 757-8794

Services:
Community facility for the elderly of Concordia Parish offering a wide range of services including
nutritious meals, recreation, continuing education, and wellness.

Hours:
8:30 am - 2:00 pm Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Ages 60 and older; Concordia Parish resident

Documents To Bring:
Telephone


Lasalle Job Training

Address:
107 EE Wallace Boulevard
Ferriday, LA 71334

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Ferriday, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 757-9213

Services:
Organization that administers federal and state funded programs to help low income people become more self-sufficient through utility assistance, nutritional assistance, housing assistance, job placement(Workforce Investment) and preschool program(Head Start). Weatherization Program.

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

Eligibility:
Varies according to program.

Documents To Bring:
Telephone


Concordia Council On Aging

Address:
405 Carter St # 2
Vidalia, LA 71373

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Vidalia, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 336-7887

Website:
http://www.concordiacoa.org

Services:
Services and programs for the elderly:
1.Concordia Senior Center - See separate listing
2.Vidalia Lunch Site - See separate listing
3.Outreach - Interventions initiated for the purpose of identifying potential clients and encouraging use of existing services.
4.Information & Assistance - (a)provides and links individuals to current information on opportunities/services available to them. (b)assesses problems/capacities of individuals.
5.Recreation - Includes such things as sports, supervised exercise classes, performing arts, trips, games and crafts.
6. Wellness - Provides, physical fitness activities and health screenings including blood pressure, vision, hearing, diabetes and clinical evaluation.
7. Medication Management - Provides sessions/screenings to educate about proper use of and management of medications.
8.Transportation - on a demand/response basis to community facilities/resources. Donation of $1 is requested from seniors; Fares range from $2 - $8 one way for persons under the age of 60.
9.Food/Nutrition:
(a) Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels)
(b) Congregate meals
(c) Nutrition education
(d) Food for Seniors - Free groceries for elderly
10.Homemaker Service - Assists home-bound seniors with light household chores.
11.Telephoning - Routine contact by phone to determine physical status and provide comfort and help.
12.Family Caregiver Support Program - Support for unpaid family caregiver: (a)Provides public education sessions for caregiver (b)Information and Assistance; (c) In-home Respite - allows caregiver up to 4 hours relief.
13.Emergency Response System - units available for $20 pr month.
14.Legal Assistance - Call (800)256-4343

Hours:
8 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
60+ years of age

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in or telephone


Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.

-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Shepherd Center

Address:
1400 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away - Go to: Alexandria, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 448-3752

Services:
The Shepherd Center is an ecumencial ministry of churches, synagogues and religious organizations in Rapides Parish We are a ministry of last resort for persons experiencing economic distress We are a multi-purpose, non-profit centere dedicated to helping people who want to help themselves We provide emergency assistance for people in time of crisis through: food pantry; utility assistance; rent assistance; prescription medication; transportation; household furnishings; referrals and advocacy; and spiritual counseling by ministers of participating congregations when appropriate We also provide case management for homeless prevention We accept applications for assistance Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12 noon and 1PM to 4PM.

Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8AM - 4PM


Cenla Community Action

Address:
1335 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away - Go to: Alexandria, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 487-5878

Website:
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/3956

Services:
The mission of the Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc. (CCAC) is to alleviate immediate suffering caused by poverty. Information and Referral, Summer Youth Jobs, Head Start, Adult Education / GED, Financial Counseling, Housing, Utility Assistance, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food Assistance, Commodities, Prescription Assistance, Medicaid Applications.

*Disaster*
VITA:
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.
Call for VITA hours.

Eligibility:
Eligibility is determined by the guidelines of the program from which services are requested.

VITA:
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
Who's eligible?
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR ANYONE WHOSE 2011 INCOME WAS AROUND $49,000 AND IS A U.S. CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT.
APPOINTMENT MAY BE NECESSARY.

Documents To Bring:
Application process.

VITA: What should i bring to my Free Tax Assistance Appointment?:
*Photo Id
*Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number(ITIN) card or letter for your self and each person to be claimed on your tax return
*Birth dates for every person to be claimed on your tax return
*W2 or 1099 forms for all jobs held in 2011
*End of the year statements for other income you received (including bank interest, social security income, unemployment, etc.)
End of the year retirement plan statements (401 (k), IRA, etc.)
*Child care provider name, address and tax ID number
Record of expenses (child care, education, medical, dental, etc.)
For a faster refund, a blank check or deposit slip, with your account number and bank routing number
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

-- Larry Eisenberg

West Feliciana Council On Aging

Address:
12292 Jackson Rd
Saint Francisville, LA 70775

Map & Directions

(45 Miles Away - Go to: Saint Francisville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(225) 635-6719

Website:
http://www.capitalaaa.org/westFeliciana.php

Services:
Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Provides transportation to places such as senior centers, medical appointments and social service agencies. Homemaker services- Provides assistance with light housework, and shopping. Supportive services (respite care, personal care, sitter services) for family caregivers of older persons.
Telephone calls to check on older persons and/or provide emergency response units.
Provides short-term utility bill assistance to low-income elderly who meet eligibility.
Services to maintain and/or improve mental and physical well being (exercise, health screenings, medication management education, nutrition education, socialization and recreation).

Hours:
M-F, 8A-3P

Eligibility:
Low income adults 60+

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information. Intake process may vary between programs and services.


Quad Area Community Action Agency

Address:
11584 Ferdinand St
Saint Francisville, LA 70775

Map & Directions

(45 Miles Away - Go to: Saint Francisville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(225) 635-0063

Website:
http://www.quadarea.org/

Services:
Rent and mortgage assistance, weatherization, Food vouchers, tutoring, community based abstinence program, fatherhood initiative programs, drug and safe free programs, medicaid and lachip enrollment, prescription assistance, liheap (low income home energy assistance program)

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility:
Low to moderate income

Documents To Bring:
Applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis.


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