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Solomon House

Address:
520 Center St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 364-7798

Website:
http://www.solomonhouse.org/

Services:
Keyword: food pantry emergency financial assistance rent payment utility assistance
Solomon House is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of Epiphany and offers a Brown Bag Program every Tuesday morning at 7:00am-9:00am A bag of groceries is given to whoever is at Solomon House on Center Street.
Assistance for utilities, medication, and rent is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment, an individual must call on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday 10am-11am ONLY.
Referrals are no longer provided by United Way of Iberia.
Enfamil and diapers are available under the Nutrition Program.
An Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Hours:
Food distribution: T, 7am
Office: T, 7am-12pm; W & Th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Poverty guidelines apply for emergency food and financial assistance

Documents To Bring:
For financial assistance: Call on 2nd or 3rd Tues of month 10am-11am ONLY.
For food box: Line up by 7am with ID, proof of household income.

Work your way up or rust your way out.

-- Holton

Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center

Address:
432 Bank Ave
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 369-6384

Website:
http://dischdeclouetsocialservicecenter.org/

Services:
keywords: food assistance clothing assistance rent utility assistance temporary lodging gasoline prescription medication assistance individual counseling family counseling milk fund
The Social Service Center helps Iberia parish residents with milk, food, spiritual counseling, clothing, rent and utility payment assistance, temporary lodging, burials, medicine and gasoline for transients
Must be at the front door when they open at 9:00 AM or at 1:00pm to be helped -- First come, first served until their daily limit is reached. Must bring evidence of income or lack of income, rent receipt and all utility bills and food stamp program sheet.

Hours:
M-Th, 9A-12P & 1-2:30P

Eligibility:
Serves anyone in need. Those on social sercurity, food stamps, unemployed or under-employed and others.

Documents To Bring:
Must bring rent receipt, all utility bills, proof of income, food stamp award letter

Iberia Community Action Center

Address:
722 Walton St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 365-8151

Website:
http://www.smilecaa.org

Services:
Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
Rapid Re-Housing - provides case management and some financial assistance for homeless individuals who meed HUD guidelines.

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

Eligibility:
Must meet poverty guidelines for general services.
For Rapid Re-Housing, must be homeless and meed HUD guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Contact Office

A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.

-- Chinese Proverb

Iberia Parish Council On Aging

Address:
126 W Washington St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 367-1556

Website:
http://louisianacouncilsonaging.com/Iberia_Parish.html

Services:
keywords: I&R aging council on aging transportation elderly meals on wheels senior recreation medicaid application transportation medical food for families/seniors utility assistance commodities pap long term care ombudsman programs telephone reassurance senior volunteer medical alert personal care attendant medical equipment/supplies medication assistance
The Council on Aging offers the following programs:
Material Aid - providing aid in the form of food and/or goods such as clothing, medical equipment, utility assistance.
Case Management - Activities include assessing needs, developing care plans, authorizing services, arranging services, coordinating the provision of services among providers, follow-up and re-assessment.
Congregate Meals - Serving hot, nutritionally balanced meals in a community setting throughout the planning and service area. These meals satisfy social as well as nutritional needs.
Home Delivered Meals - Delivering nutritionally balanced hot meals to the homebound frail or disabled elderly.
Homemaker/Housekeeping - Providing light housekeeping to those unable to afford or care for their homes themselves.
Information and Assistance - Provides the individual with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities.
Nursing Home Ombudsman - Ensuring that residents of Long Term Care Facilities receive the quality of care and quality of life to which they are entitled.
Outreach - Identifying isolated and hard to reach individuals in order to assist them in gaining access to needed services.
Senior Employment - The goal of this phase of the program is to train older persons for placement in paid positions within community jobs Persons must be 55 years of age to qualify.
Telephone Reassurance - Contacting individuals by phone on a routine basis to determine physical status, to provide comfort and help.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP volunteers serve through non-profit, and public community organizations Anyone 55 or older, retired or semi-retired, is eligible to become a RSVP volunteer, whatever level of education, experience or income.
Medicaid Enrollment Center - Applications are taken for Medicaid which is a federally funded program that provides health care coverage to persons within certain groups based on income and resource limits set by Congress.
Medical Alert - Providing Emergency Response System to older persons.
Transportation - transporting older persons to such necessary services as medical, social security, banking, grocery shopping, and other basic essentials.
Senior Health Information: promotes understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care Insurance.
Prescription Assistance: determines an older individual's need for prescription assistance and provides funding for this medication.
Personal Care Assistance: to persons having difficulties with daily activities, such as dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring in and out of bed.
Nutrition Counseling and Education: provides guidance to individuals who are at nutritional risk and promotes better health by providing accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition, physical fitness or health (as it relates to nutrition) information and instruction.
Utility Assistance: determines an older individual's need for utility assistance and provides needed financial assistance.
Material Aid: issues assistive devices and other goods, such as walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items.
Family Caregivers Support: offers relief to the caregiver responsible for the constant care of an adult 60 years or older. Care is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Wellness: activities designed to support and/or improve the older persons mental and/or physical wellbeing, such as exercise, health screening, flu shots, blood pressure checks.
Recreation: provides individual and group activities that promote social interaction and wellbeing.
Visiting: visits in the home of elder individuals providing comfort, encouragement, listening and fellowship.

Hours:
M-TH, 8A - 3:30P; F, 8A-3P

Eligibility:
Iberia parish resident 60 years or older; priority given to low-income minority with greatest social & economic needs

Documents To Bring:
Call for an assessment; proof of income and other documentation needed; call for information

Vermilion Council On Aging

Address:
1928 Graceland Ave
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Abbeville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 893-2563

Website:
http://louisianacouncilsonaging.com/Vermilion_Parish.html

Services:
keywords: I&R aging council on aging food assistance homemaker services I&R aging meals on wheels transportation medical senior recreation transportation elderly utility assistance personal care attendants medicaid enrollment respite care telephone reassurance medical alert senior employment income tax assistance

This agency provides in-home services to the homebound including:
INFORMATION and ASSISTANCE: about available resources provided through this and other agencies. Referrals are made for clients and are followed up to assure receipt of services. This service assures clients that the total needs of the person are met.
HOME DELIVERED MEALS: provided to homebound persons who are truly in need of service The drivers relay any additional services which the homebound clients may need in Abbeville, Erath, Delcambre, Kaplan, Gueydan, Forked Island, Cow Island, Maurice and Indian Bayou Areas. $1.00 per meal donation is requested.
CONGREGATE MEALS: There are 5 Congregate Meal Sites in Vermilion Parish. They are located in Abbeville, Kaplan, Delcambre, Erath and Gueydan. $1.00 per meal donation is requested.
HOMEMAKING: Homemaker services are provided to the elderly to render light housekeeping duties. The degree of need establishes a priority. The greatest need is served first. $2.00 per hour donation is requested.
FAMILY CARE GIVERS SUPPORT PROGRAM: The support program is to help relieve caregivers from the constant intensive care of a loved one for a short period of time. The target population will be caregivers who cannot take care of normal business due to having to care for someone 60 years of age or older and the caregiver. Services provided under this program are: in-home respite, personal care attendant, sitter service, public education, information and assistance. $5.00 per hour donation is requested.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT: Through our outreach efforts, the needs of a person are assessed and a plan of care is formulated to meet those needs. A trained staff member also makes regular checks to ensure that the client's needs are being met.
UTILITY ASSISTANCE: provided to low income elders in desperate need of utility assistance. Individuals must meet the qualification of the program.
TELEPHONING: Routine daily telephone visits are made to frain elderly individuals Monday-Friday to insure that the are okay.
TRANSPORTATION: The COA transportation is provided by the Vermilion Public Transit System which is a part of the Louisiana Transit System. Our Transit System operates a fleet of 9 handicapped accessible vehicles. For a small fee the transit system provides rides anywhere within a 30-mile radius of the parish.
Also available through COA are senior centers, outreach services, medical alert response system, senior employment training and placement, and income tax preparation.

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

Eligibility:
Services the elderly 60+ years.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

-- W Clement Stone

Christian Service Center

Address:
701 Chevis St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Abbeville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 893-9756

Services:
keywords: utility assistance utility disconnect assistance rental assistance Christmas program Toys for Tots transportation elderly medication assistance thrift store clothing furniture appliances food pantry food assistance food for families/seniors
Helps the needy when funds are available with:
- Utility bills (eviction notice or disconnect notice required)
- Rent (past due notification required no rental and utility deposits)
- Christmas program called Children's Treasures (1-9yrs)
- Toys for Tots
- Transportation for doctor/dental visits through COA (if qualified), doctor or dentist visits (dental extractions)
- Medication (no pain meds or controlled substances; no medical assistance given to clients with Medicaid)
- Food pantry for residents in need
- Thrift store (clothes, furniture etc.) and a Free Room where items are free of charge when qualified (good for 6 months)
- Distribution site for Food for Families from the Diocese of New Orleans.
- donations of toys accepted

Hours:
Office Hours: 8:00-2:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Thrift Store Hours: 7:00-12:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Eligibility:
Vermilion Parish (except Kaplan and Gueydan) residents are eligible for services

Documents To Bring:
Proof of income for all household members, Food Stamp print out and all monthly bills, picture ID and over due bills or proof of need

Assist Agency

Address:
407 Charity St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Abbeville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 898-9554

Website:
http://www.assistagency.org/

Services:
keywords: utility assistance medication assistance food pantry food assistance rental assistance pap
ASSIST is a Social Service Agency for Vermilion parish aiding low income families with food, medication, rent assistance and pharmaceutical program applications. Utility bill assistance is available in the event of an emergency as defined by ASSIST.
Assist also helps with filing income tax forms for low - moderate income groups.

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

Eligibility:
Low income residents of Vermilion Parish

Documents To Bring:
Through application and interview process; proper documentation is needed for each different program; call for information

Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.

-- John C. Maxwell

Saint Anne Catholic Church

Address:
201 Church St
Youngsville, LA 70592

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Youngsville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 856-8212

Website:
http://stannechurch.net/

Services:
Assistance with food, utilities (no rent), advocacy, spiritual counseling and referrals to the needy of Youngsville.
Keywords: Food assistance Utility Assistance

Hours:
9:00-3:00/Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00/Friday

Eligibility:
Any resident of Youngsville who is in need

Documents To Bring:
Call Faith at the rectory for application; proof of income & expenses and reason for need; home visit

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Smile Community Action Agency

Address:
2097 Terrace Rd
St Martinville, LA 70582

Map & Directions

(17 Miles Away - Go to: St Martinville, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 394-6013

Website:
http://www.smilecaa.org

Services:
Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.

Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm/Mon-Fro

Eligibility:
Family or individuals who meet poverty guidelines for general services. Two parent families or single parent family with children.

Documents To Bring:
Contact Administrative Office

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

-- Jesus Christ

Woodvale Place Apartmemts

Address:
411 Woodvale Ave #101k
Lafayette, LA 70503

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(337) 984-2776

Website:
http://www.laf-coa.org/Woodvale-Place.html

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

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