Address:391 Cannery RdBreaux Bridge, LA 70517Map & Directions
Services: keywords: advocacy senior food assistance meals on wheels homemaker services I&R aging legal information senior utility assistance medicaid enrollment long term care ombudsman programs personal care attendant senior recreation transportation elderly transportation medical senior employment
Services provided by the COA include:
ADVOCACY to secure needed services and benefits which may assist the older individual.
CONGREGATE MEALS which provides nutritional balanced meals, five days a week to individuals 60+ in a congregate setting.
HOME DELIVERED MEALS, commonly called Meals on Wheels, which provides a daily nutritional balanced meal delivered five days a week to individuals who are home-bound.
HOMEMAKER services which include light house keeping and errands.
INFORMATION and ASSISTANCE which provides information to meet the individual needs, through advice, counseling, referral and follow-up.
LEGAL which assists the individuals in the accessibility of legal representation.
MATERIAL AID which offers emergency utility assistance.
MEDICAID ENROLLMENT CENTER where individuals can apply for Medicaid on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.
NUTRITION EDUCATION which provides education to individuals 60+ and can acquire knowledge and information regarding nutritional balanced meals and health related issues.
OMBUDSMAN - NURSING HOME provides volunteers trained to resolve problems and concerns of the residents, family, friends and staff for the quality care or residents in the nursing home.
OUTREACH identifies isolated and hard to reach individuals, to assist them in gaining access to needed services.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS which assists those 65+ under the Medicaid waiver program with bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, shopping, laundry, and acquisition of certain independent living skills.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION transporting clients of all ages within St. Martin Parish and in the City of Lafayette and New Iberia to medical facilities, shopping, food stamp office, etc. for a small fee. Children under the age of 12 require an escort.
RECREATION encourages senior citizens to use their free time through social activities, arts, dancing, travel, games and sports.
RESPITE CARE provides temporary relief to a caregiver from continuous care of an individual with developmental disabilities or services for frail elderly.
SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM seeks to create an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life.
SENIOR EMPLOYMENT trains persons 55+ who qualify for placement in jobs within the community.
SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIPP) which helps seniors evaluate supplemental health insurance in order to make an informed decision.
VISITATION staff visit clients who are lonely or isolated in order to provide comfort, support and/or help.
WELLNESS promotes wellness through exercise and health screening, such as blood pressure checks, flu shots and eye screenings.
Keywords: Meals on Wheels Transportation Medical Utility Assistance
Hours: M-F, 7:30A - 3:30P
Eligibility: Elderly citizens of St. Martin Parish who are 60 years or older.
Documents To Bring: Assessments are taken by the Case Managers as mandated b the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs, and an aggregate score is determined; recommended services are provided upon availability
Address:411 Woodvale Ave #101kLafayette, LA 70503Map & Directions
Services: Low income housing, some with rental assistance.Gated, multifamily housing complex with 175 one and two bedroom units
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (Office)
Eligibility: Low income family or individual
Address:125 Gallian StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Benevolence Program provides assistance to persons within Lafayette Parish. Services:Rent payment assistance (fund availability)Utility payment assistance (fund availability)After school tutoringSummer Enrichment Camp offering educational and recreational activities for studentsGriefShare Support Group for people grieving someone's death
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Eligibility: Individuals and families with low income living in Lafayette Parish
Address:613 W Simcoe StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families through emergency financial assistance and resource referrals. Some services include:Bus FareUtility Payment AssistanceRental Application Fee AssistanceBurial Expense Assistance
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Eligibility: Utility Assistance: Household must have loss of income through no fault of their own, or unexpected expense that is necessary to maintain health and safety of the household (with documentation of the financial emergency)Funeral Assistance: Household must have no burial insurance and low incomeTransportation: Bus fare available for HOMELESS persons to return home to live with family
Address:809 Martin Luther King Jr DrLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Emergency Solutions program will provide homeless prevention assistance for HIV positive persons with or without families.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Eligibility: HIV positive individuals or families in need of homeless prevention services Must be client of Acadiana CARES Must be a Louisiana resident within service area Income cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines Verifying documentation of residency, income, need
Address:422 Carmel DrLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
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).
Address:4131 W Congress StLafayette, LA 70506Map & Directions
Services: The St. Vincent DePaul provides emergency assistance with utilities.
Keywords: Utility Assistance
Hours: M & W, 8A-12P & 1P-5P
Eligibility: First preference given to parishioners; then those residing in the geographic area of St. Edmond, specifically the 70506 zip code.
Documents To Bring: Application required on site by director; interview, proof of residence and identification, and church referral
Address:501 St John StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
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.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.
Eligibility: Please call for information regarding eligibility requirements.
Documents To Bring: Please call for information regarding intake process.
Address:212 6th StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: The Salvation Army is a benevolent interdenominational religious organization which provides a variety of services within the community.This shelter is for men only 21 years of age and older although any is welcome to.Children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Call the number listed.
Documents To Bring: Come into facilities.
Address:401 St John StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: keywords: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Programs HPRP Programs
This program provides homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services through direct assistance, case management, and housing location.
Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday
Eligibility: Normal need for homeless prevention assistance must be established through proof of loss of income or unexpected expense. Rapid re-housing assistance limited to homeless applicants residing in shelters
Documents To Bring: Persons seeking assistance must apply in person.