Address:312 N Main StMarksville, LA 71351Map & Directions
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.
Address:641 Government StMarksville, LA 71351Map & Directions
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
Address:722 Philadelphia RdDeville, LA 71328Map & Directions
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
Documents To Bring: None.
Address:111 Texas AveFerriday, LA 71334Map & Directions
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
Address:107 EE Wallace BoulevardFerriday, LA 71334Map & Directions
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.
Address:405 Carter St # 2Vidalia, LA 71373Map & Directions
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.
(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
Address:1400 Jackson StAlexandria, LA 71301Map & Directions
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
Address:1335 Jackson StAlexandria, LA 71301Map & Directions
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.
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.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
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?:
*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
Address:12292 Jackson RdSaint Francisville, LA 70775Map & Directions
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.
Address:11584 Ferdinand StSaint Francisville, LA 70775Map & Directions
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.