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Thensted Center

Address:
268 Church St # A
Grand Coteau, LA 70541

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away - Go to: Grand Coteau, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 662-5838

Website:
https://www.thenstedcenter.org/

Services:
Home health service offering outreach, thrift store, nurse clinic, home visits, community center, support groups, professional counseling services, tutoring programs, senior programs, summer program for children ages 7-17, emergency food pantry and budgeting programs for adults.

Hours:
9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm/Monday-Friday

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

-- Elmer Letterman

St Landry Parish Health Unit

Address:
178 Sunset Strip
Sunset, LA 70584

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Sunset, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 662-5260

Website:
http://www.oph.dhh.state.la.us

Services:
keywords: health unit public clinic medicaid health clinic health clinic sliding discount kid med dental prenatal care immunizations family planning LAChip application sewer permit vital records burial permits STD treatments WIC vouchers pregnancy testing TB testing
St. Landry Parish Health Units operates four Health Units which provide the following services:
Child Health and WIC Services: provides regular nursing exams for well babies including measurements and systems review If income and nutritionally eligible, WIC vouchers are provided as a supplement to purchase some foods Nutrition education and counseling is done plus food demonstrations covering preparation and nutrients in foods Follow-up and some home visiting services are available KidMed services are also provided and funded through the child's medicaid card Some services are by appointment only and patients are seen on Monday all day and Thursdays morning only in Opelousas; on Tuesdays in Melville; Monday-Friday in Sunset; and on Thursdays in Eunice There is no charge for these services.
Full KidMed services are provided in Child Health Clinics.
Maternity Services: both medical and nursing services are available for the pregnant woman This includes pap smears, STD services and testing Frequent monitoring of fetal heart tones and uterine growth Referrals for problems are made to LSUMC. WIC is provided with proper eligibility Services are by appointment only and available only in Opelousas on Tuesdays and in Melville on Tuesdays There is no charge for services.
STD Clinic: testing for sexually transmitted diseases and treatment. Counseling on prevention of STD and safe sex is given. Medical doctors visits are available on Wednesday am weekly in Opelousas Treatment is available by trained nurse clinicians according to standing orders on a walk in basis daily in Opelousas and on Monday afternoon in Eunice There is a $5.00 administrative fee for services but no one will be turned away if they cannot pay.
Walk-in Immunizations: for both children and adults Flu and pneumonia vaccine in season $5.00 administrative fee but waived if unable to pay Overseas immunizations available at Lafayette Health Unit Blood pressure checks with MD order - no charge.
Children's Special Health Services: admission to service in parish of residence but clinic visits to MD are at the Lafayette Health Unit Follow-ups are done in parish of residence There is no charge Must fit income requirements for program PKU's done on a infant as required by state law Follow-up thru state's Genetics Program is done.
TB Program: follow-up in parish of residence - regional chest clinic is at Lafayette Health Unit Diagnosed TB cases are given daily medication observed by Public Health staff MD available at Lafayette Health Unit for diagnosis and treatment but patient must contact parish of residence Health Unit first for referral. Contacts of cases are tested and medicated if necessary Some visiting is done when necessary Medication can be provided for pulmonary cases of TB from private MD's with orders and copies of records.

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

Eligibility:
Any US citizen is eligible; eligibility for some programs is based on income

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance; some clinics need appointments, others may walk-in

AcadianaCares

Address:
809 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 233-2437

Website:
http://www.acadianacares.org/

Services:
Provides Care Coordination and Management for all program services to HIV positive individuals within service area:Information: AIDS Hotline, Community Resource Referral, Street Outreach, Community EducationPrevention: Educational Workshops, Street Outreach, HIV Testing, Hospital VisitationHealth: Dental Care, Drug Reimbursement, Health insurance Reimbursement, Physician Linkage, Massage Therapy, HIV and AIDS Education, Medication AssistanceCounseling: Mental Health and Substance AbuseTreatment: Mental Health and Substance AbuseNutrition: Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals, Holiday Food and Gift BasketsDay or Respite CareTransportationResource Library: Client Resource Room, Computer, Internet AccessSupport Groups

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

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

-- Washington Irving

The Salvation Army's Men's Shelter/Offices

Address:
212 6th St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 235-2407

Website:
http://salvationarmyalm.org/lafayette/

Services:
Serves hot evening meal to anyone in need.

Hours:
Sun Sat 4pm-6pm

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of food

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Southwest Louisiana Education

Address:
1005 Jefferson St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 232-4357

Services:
Operated by FoodNet The Greater Acadiana Foodbank. FoodNet Distribution Center (FDC), formerly known as Gethsemane Food Pantry, provides food for those in need.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (232-HELP Intake) Tue Wed Fri 10am-1pm (Food Pantry Distribution By Appointment)

Eligibility:
Individuals and Families with low income within coverage area

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.

-- Scott M Peck

United Christian Outreach Inc

Address:
422 Carmel Dr
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 234-0162

Services:
keywords: Medication Assistance Utility Assistance food pantry Food Assistance

UCO provides clothing, partial utility payment assistance, food, prescription expense assistance to qualifying individuals. All workers are volunteers; no paid staff workers. Funding is from individual contributions and church donations.

Hours:
M-W & F, 10A-1:30P

Eligibility:
Clients must have city of Lafayette address to be eligible. Church referrals from a member church are required for financial assistance. 232-HELP/LA 211 referral required for food assistance.

Documents To Bring:
Church referral needed for financial assistance, which can only be received once every 3 years. 232-HELP/LA 211 must provide a food referral in order foo client to receive food. Client must show proof of identity (ID and SS card), low-income, residence, utility bill (for utility assistance), prescription costs (for prescription assitance).

St. Joseph's Diner

Address:
613 W Simcoe St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 235-4972

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

Services:
St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 150 lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the home-bound.

Lunch is served from 11:00am until 11:50am 364 days a year. (Closed on Mardi Gras)
Food and financial donations, as well as a host of volunteers, sustain the diner

ST. JOSEPH DINER BREAD PANTRY (see program for more details) also offers bread, sweets, nonperishable food, and holiday food baskets for low-income elderly. Emergency Food Boxes are also distributed through the bread pantry.

Hours:
Office: M - F, 8am-5pm
Lunch: Sunday-Saturday 11-11:50am

Eligibility:
All for meals; must be 55+ and meet federal poverty income guidelines for commodities, breads and sweets, and holiday baskets.

Documents To Bring:
Fill out application forms. Must have current picture ID.
Call 232-HELP / LA 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 232-4357) for Emergency Food Assistance.

For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

-- Bette Howland

Smile Community Action Agency

Address:
501 St John St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 234-3272

Website:
http://www.smilecaa.org

Services:
Non-profit community agency that assists low-income clients We assist with Job Counseling, On-Job-Training, Job Readiness, Fraud & Scam Prevention Education, Consumer Education, Infant / Toddler Head Start / Early Start, Parenting Skills, Computer / Technology Skills, Budget Counseling, LIHEAP Support, Housing Counseling and Landlord / Tenant Advocacy, Housing Services, Emergency Medication, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food and Cash Assistance, Information and Referral, Transportation Components, Volunteer Recruitment, and Health Screenings and Immunizations.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Please call for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Please call for information regarding intake process.

Cajun Area Agency On Aging

Address:
110 Toledo Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 572-8940

Website:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/FMNP/FMNPfaqs.htm

Services:
Seasonal Program
Provides vouchers for purchase of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors.

Hours:
M-F: 8A-4:30P

Eligibility:
Each household member 60 years or older may apply

Documents To Bring:
Each member of the household who is 60 years or older can apply. First time applicants must apply with any Council on Aging; previous applicants are mailed renewal applications directly. Applicants must provide income verification (family of one, no more than $20K annually; Family of 2, no more than $26K annually; etc.)

You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.

-- Exodus 20

Progressive Baptist Church

Address:
125 Gallian St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 234-3924

Website:
http://www.progressiveonline.org

Services:
Keywords: rental assistance utility assistance food pantry food assistance money management

Progressive Baptist Church's (PBC) Benevolence Program provides services to persons within Lafayette with needs such as utility and gas bills, rent, and lodging needs.

PBC is also a Food Net Pantry which provides groceries for families Families can pick up food once a month with a food voucher from a church, The Well or 232-HELP/211.

The Money Smart classes provide financial education to help participants become financially stable by better managing finances and assets The classes will focus on establishing banking accounts, working to repair credit and reducing debt. Classes are offered at Progressive Baptist Community Center, 125 Gallian Street and is a collaborative effort of United Way of Acadiana and Progressive Baptist Chruch. For more information, contact Anthony James at 706-1220.

Hours:
W-F, 10a - Noon(Food Pantry)
M-F, 9a-4p (Benevolence)
Tuesday, 6p (Money Management)

Eligibility:
Families in Need who live in Lafayette Parish

Documents To Bring:
Call 232-HELP/211 for food qualification and referral

Call PBC for Benevolence Program -Completed application, interview, copy of bill
Money Smart classes contact Anthony James at 706-1220

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