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.
Address:122 NE Central AveAmite, LA 70422Map & Directions
Services: Offers help to burn victims Also provides prescriptions, helps with utility bills, and supplies financial aid to needy families with a referral from their church or another agency.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Eligibility: No information given. Call for details
Documents To Bring: Referral required. Call for details
Address:160 Industrial PkwyLafayette, LA 70508Map & Directions
Services: The Council on Aging provides the following services to the elderly of Lafayette parish:
CASE MANAGEMENT: to meet the needs of the frail and elderly who are at risk for institutionalization.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: provides opportunities for low income persons age 60 and over to remain active and enhance their self esteem through participation in community services. Volunteers render supportive person-to-person services to children with special and/or exceptional needs Benefits include a tax-free stipend wage, travel reimbursement, an annual physical, liability insurance while serving and uniforms All volunteers must be 60 years or older and receive pre-service training and monthly in-service training Residents of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes are eligible.
HOMEMAKING PROGRAM: provides services to senior citizens in Lafayette parish to remain independent as long as possible. Homemaker aides render light housekeeping services that enables those who are unable to perform the tasks to remain in their homes The degree of need establishes priority for services and is determined by the use of a referral/assessment from case management Other duties provided include errands for homebound seniors as time permits. They also report any unusual changes in the clients general health to a coordinator.
MEALS ON WHEELS: provides one hot meal a day to homebound seniors and other shut-ins In addition a nutritious meal, the human contact of the driver delivering the meal helps eliminate isolation This program goes a long way to insure the continued independence of at risk seniors.
NUTRITION PROGRAM: has five congregate meal sites throughout Lafayette parish These include Scott Meal Site in Scott, La Belle Maison in Broussard, St. Anne's Hall in Youngsville, Beau Sejour Estates in Carencro and Zim Center in Lafayette Eating at one of these sites provides interaction with peers and avoids the waiting list for the home delivered meal program In addition to the congregate meal sites, clients are provided with nutrition information which helps seniors understand what foods make up a healthy diet which helps achieve lifelong health.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM: is designed to put frail, elderly and disabled individuals in 24 hour contact with personnel who are trained in handling emergencies The console is easily installed in the patient's home The patient wears s remote transmitter that has a help button to use in an emergency.
SENIOR CENTERS: LCOA has two senior centers, La Belle Maison, 203 E. 2nd Street in Broussard and La Maison des Amis, 106 St. Charles St. in Carencro In addition to on-going activity programs these centers serve as community focal points through which participants receive supportive services.
SENIOR AIDES: An employment and training program that hires persons 55 years and older who meet an income guideline They are placed in non-profit and government agencies to obtain on-the-job training with the goal of going into an unsubsidized position The program serves Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parish residents.
TRANSPORTATION: is provided to the elderly and the handicapped to and from medical facilities, congregate meal sites, grocery, shopping, banks and other personal needs Medical appointments take precedence over all others Appointments are generally taken on a first-come, first-served basis It is recommended that appointments be scheduled at least 2 days in advance.
MATERIAL AID PROGRAM: which provides food baskets, wheelchairs, beds and handicapped bathroom equipment.
SENIOR OLYMPICS: Acadiana District Senior Games are open to anyone who is at least 50 years of age by December 31 Entry forms required with proof of age Contact LCOA for entry forms and more information.
PROJECT CARE: provides utility assistance 60+ to elderly when funds are available.
WHEELCHAIR RAMP ASSISTANCE provided
Hours: M-F, 8A-4:30P
Eligibility: 60 years or older or handicapped Lafayette parish resident
Documents To Bring: Call for assistance or referral