Iberia Community Action Center Address: 722 Walton St New Iberia, LA 70560 (20 Miles Away) Map & Directions 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