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East Carroll Housing Authority

Address:
1415 Mike Ave
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away - Go to: Lake Providence, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 559-3134

Services:
SERVICES OFFERED: - - Provides rural housing rental assistance to low-income families throughout East Carroll Parish and outside city limits of Lake Providence -

Eligibility:
Must meet income guidelines as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

East Carroll Parish Section 8

Address:
209 Hood St
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away - Go to: Lake Providence, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 559-1993

Services:
SERVICES OFFERED: - - HANDLES SECTION 8 HOUSING - RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR EAST CARROLL PARISH INCLUDING CITY LIMITS OF LAKE PROVIDENCE

Eligibility:
Families must be of low to moderate income as defined by HUD.

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

-- Henri Bergson

East Carroll Council On Aging

Address:
600 1st St
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away - Go to: Lake Providence, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 559-2774

Website:
http://www.ecvcoa.org/

Services:
1. Advocacy-Action on behalf of older persons to secure needed services and benefits.
2. Homemaker Program
3. Information & Referral
4. Material Aid
5. Medical Alert
6. Nutrition-Congregate and home delivered meals
7. Outreach
8. Personal Care
9. Telephoning
10. Utility Assistance - for low-income elderly and handicapped. Heating Help: an emergency energy assistance program provided to low-income elderly and handicapped each year.
11. Wellness Program and pursuits such as arts, recreation,crafts,hobbies,travel,games,sports,
and trips.
12. Sitter Service - A list of older persons who serve as sitters for children or elderly is maintained at the Center.
13. Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteers from the community assist with each of the programs provided by ECCOA.
14. Material Aid - Goods or surplus food, clothing, smoke detectors, eyeglasses, medical equipment, security devices,etc.
15. Pro Bono Legal Services
16. Adult Education & Training - Supportive service which provides older individuals with opportunities to acquire knowledge & skills suited to their interests,needs & capabilities through either formal academic courses or informal methods.
17. Assessment/Screening - Assisting older persons in attaining & maintaining a favorable health condition by helping them to identify & utilize necessary preventive medical care. Regular blood pressure checks, exercising classes, eye screening, glaucoma tests, audio screening, foot care, and lectures by physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel.

Hours:
7 am - 2 pm, Monday - Thursday
8 am - 1 pm, Friday

Eligibility:
60+, Male or Female; reside in East Carroll Parish.

Documents To Bring:
Must submit an application.

East Carroll Community Action

Address:
409 2nd St
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away - Go to: Lake Providence, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 559-0004

Website:
http://www.eccaa@bayou.com

Services:
1.Commodities(Jan,April,July,Oct)
2.Energy Assistance-(LIHEAP)Financial assistance with electric or gas bills,when available.
3.Emergency Food and Shelter Program-Financial assistance with rent,utilities,and food;when available.
4.Clothing Bank-Used clothing, household goods,and occasionally furniture and appliances given to those in need.
5.Assistance in filling out applications.
6.Outreach and Referral.
7.Prescription Medication Program
8.Medicaid Applications
9.Assist in completing Drug Program Applications
10.Senior Food Program
11.Vita Program
12.Weatherization application referral.

Hours:
8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
VITA - January 15 - April 18
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm; Mon, Wed, Thurs

Eligibility:
Based on household income on all except FEMA.

Documents To Bring:
Telephone

VITA by appointment only

Area Agency On Aging

Address:
2105 US-65
Eudora, AR 71640

Map & Directions

(28 Miles Away - Go to: Eudora, AR Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(870) 355-8672

Services:
Rent Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance for Older Adults

Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm, Mon. - Fri.

Eligibility:
Ages 62 and older or an adult with a physical disability. Annual income limit for one person is $13,500 and $15,400 for two people. Must be self-sufficient.

Area Served:
All of Carroll County Arkansas.

Documents To Bring:
Contact agency.

West Carroll Housing Program

Address:
310 Skinner Ln # 100
Oak Grove, LA 71263

Map & Directions

(37 Miles Away - Go to: Oak Grove, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 428-8141

Services:
SERVICES OFFERED: - - Provides Section 8 Rental Assistance to Families and/or Individuals that meet the federal poverty guidelines.

Hours:
Closed for Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Eligibility:
Indivduals that meet the Federal Proverty Low-Income Requirements

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me.

-- Charles F. Lummis

West Carroll Area Agency-Aging

Address:
207 E Jefferson St
Oak Grove, LA 71263

Map & Directions

(37 Miles Away - Go to: Oak Grove, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 428-4217

Services:
Services:
1.Advocacy-Action on behalf of older persons.
2.Adult Education & Training-A supportive service which provides older individuals with opportunities to acquire knowledge & skills suited to their interests, needs, and capabilities through either formal academic courses or informal methods.
3.Counseling-The provision of direct guidance and assistance in the utilization of needed service, and help in coping with personal problems.
4.Emergency Food & Shelter Program-Emergency funds, provided by the federal government are available for persons with referrals and documentation of their needs.
5.Assessment Screening-Assisting older persons in attaining and maintaining a favorable health condition by helping them to identify and understand their health needs and to secure necessary preventive medical care. Included are regular blood pressure checks, exercising classes, eye screening,glaucoma test, audio screening, foot care,and lectures by physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel.
6.Homemaker Service-Personal care home maimtance tasks for the elderly in their homes by a trained and supervised homemaker. Includes light house keeping.
7.Information & Assistance-Service which seek to match a wide variety of individual needs with appropriate community resources through individual advice, counseling referral and follow-ups.
8.ProBono Elderly Project-Free legal service to help those with legal problems, directly through advocacy, advice, referral, or finding a private attorney to handle a case without charge or at least at a very minimal fee.
9.Nutrition-Congregate-Nutritionally balanced meals for persons 60 & over and their spouses, provided in a group setting served at the Senior Center and Satellite Site. Home Delivered Meals (Meals-On-Wheels)nutritionally balanced meals to home bound persons 60 and over who live alone and are unable to leave their residence or prepare meals for themselves.
10.Ombudsman-A parish and statewide service which involves investigation and resolution of complaints made by or on behalf of consumers who reside in nursing homes without necessarily describing blame to any of the involved parties. Ombudsman personnel are specially trained and visit each patient in the nursing home periodically.
11.Outreach-Initial seek and search acitvities to identify isolated and hard to reach individuals in order to assist them in gaining access to needed services. A needs assessment follows each outreach.
12.Recreation-Enabling older persons to use and more fully enjoy leisure time, including individual and group social activities,and pursuits such as arts, crafts, hobbies, travel, games, sports, and trips.
13.Transportation-Transporting older persons to and from community facilities in vans,which are wheelchair lift equipped.
14.Helping Hands-An emergency assistance program provided for low-income elderly and handicapped.
15.Volunteer Opportunities-Volunteers lectures by physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel.

Hours:
7:30 am - 4 pm, Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 2 pm, Friday

Eligibility:
Services and activities for persons 60 years of age and older. Each program has specific eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in or telephone.

Western Union

Address:
407 Kay St
Oak Grove, LA 71263

Map & Directions

(37 Miles Away - Go to: Oak Grove, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 428-4379

Website:
http://locations.westernunion.com/us/la/oak-grove/300acd8bb5bb4cc6522af2b5368ea473?utm_source=google&utm_medium=distrib&utm_campaign=google-distrib

Services:
USDA commodities distributed quarterly.
Western Union station.
Prescription Assistance
Provides used clothing
Weatherization Application Referral
Medicaid Enrollment Center
40lb food boxes for Seniors
Food vouchers when available
School Supplies
Energy Assistance-Limited financial assistance available to assist income eligible individuals

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

Eligibility:
Must meet income guidelines.

Documents To Bring:
Complete application; proof of income

The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.

-- Lyndon Johnson

Salvation Army

Address:
530 Mission 66
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Map & Directions

(48 Miles Away - Go to: Vicksburg, MS Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(601) 636-2706

Website:
http://salvationarmyalm.org/vicksburg/contact/

Services:
This agency is providing emergency assistance to the needy. Services Include: food, clothing, furniture, and utility assistance for the elderly and disabled, meals, programming for children grades 1-12, and visits to nursing homes and shutins, limited transportation assistance.

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of service

Documents To Bring:
Call for details

Delta Community Action Association

Address:
611 N Cedar St
Tallulah, LA 71282

Map & Directions

(48 Miles Away - Go to: Tallulah, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(318) 574-2130

Services:
1.Head Start - Program for preschool children ages, 3yrs old before September 30th of low income families; all racial backgrounds. Program includes dental health, nutritional, developmental and social services. Head Start is mandated to furnish 20% volunteer services by parents and the community; Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. August-May.

2. Child/Adult Care Feeding Program - Reimburses people who provide meals for children/adults they babysit in their home. Available in East Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Richland,Tensas, and West Carroll Parishes.

3. Energy or utility assistance - L.I.H.E.A.P. Applications are taken when funds are available

4. Community Service Referrals

5. Commodities(Jan,April,July,Oct)

6. Food for seniors

t. Substance Abuse Counseling

Hours:
8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Quarterly food distribution

Eligibility:
See individual services.

Documents To Bring:
Telephone