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St Thomas More Church

Address:
1011 Sittig St
Eunice, LA 70535

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(11 Miles Away - Go to: Eunice, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 457-8107

Website:
http://www.stmeunice.com/

Services:
The Society helps ONLY EUNICE, LA RESIDENTS who are determined by assessment to be truly need. Assistance is primarily with rent or utilities, but no deposits, also some medication Help is given at the discretion of the Society and is subject to availability of funds, which are provided by the community.

Keyword: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Medication Assistance

Hours:
M-Th, 8:30A-4:30P & F, 8:30A-12P

Eligibility:
The needy of the city of Eunice who meet financial guidelines; aid is given subject to availability of funds

Documents To Bring:
Call for information; documentation of income & expenses

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.

-- Tom Bodett

Allen Action Agency Inc

Address:
505 7th Ave
Oberlin, LA 70655

Map & Directions

(14 Miles Away - Go to: Oberlin, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 639-4348

Website:
http://allenactionagency.org

Services:
Provides assistance to low income persons within Allen Parish. Head Start, Weatherization Program, Energy and Rent Assistance through United Way, LIHEAP, Food Bank, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Information and Referral, Tutorial Program, and a Needy Christmas Program.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Low income families.

Documents To Bring:
Application process.

Caring Hands

Address:
5341
Jennings, LA 70546

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: Jennings, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 616-3081

Website:
http://N/A

Services:
A Non-Profit organization which provides temporary assistance with utility & pharmaceuticals except for narcotics. School supplies, food, clothing & referrals from other agencies. Medication. Medicine *Disaster* JEFF DAVIS PARISH ONLY!!

Hours:
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday
1:00-4:00pm.
Applications are taken on:
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday-1:00-3:00pm.

Eligibility:
Proof of income
Social Security numbers of all in household.
Food Stamp documentation if received.
All household expenses and last two Bank Statements if you have a Bank Account.

Documents To Bring:
Applications are taken on:
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday-1:00-3:00pm.
Must be resident of Jeff Davis Parish.

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.

-- Steve Brown

Assist Agency

Address:
311 LA-102
Jennings, LA 70546

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: Jennings, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 824-7800

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

Services:
keywords: rental assistance utility assistance food pantry food assistance medication assistance defensive driving
Financial Assistance to Low income families to reduce the burden of home energy costs and weatherization. Social Service Agency for Jeff Davis Parish aiding low income families with food, medication, home energy costs and rent assistance. Conducts defensive driving classes. (DWI's referred from Court)

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

Eligibility:
Low income residents of Jeff Davis Parish

Documents To Bring:
Call for information

Christian Care & Share Center

Address:
129 W Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Ville Platte, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 363-8041

Services:
Provides food to the needy (supplied by food pantry), household goods and furniture (based on availability) as well as clothes, help with rent and utility bills, transportation for emergencies and other emergency needs in urgent situations.

Food drop-off centers are Northside Civic Center on N. Soileau.

Hours:
M & Th, 8A-12P

Eligibility:
Serves the needy of all ages based on income meeting Fed. poverty guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Application required; documents needed are verification of resources and income; food stamp documentation

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

-- Joseph Conrad

Smile Community Action

Address:
628 N Parkerson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Crowley, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 783-3838

Website:
http://www.smilecaao.org

Services:
keywords: utility assistance weatherization
SMILE's official service areas are in St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes. However, in recent years, the Agency has also been providing LiHEAP and Weatherization services in Acadia and Jeff Davis Parishes after it was awarded a state contract to do so.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE:
LiHEAP, which stands for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is SMILE?s largest utility assistance program. The Agency receives more than $1 million to provide utility assistance for qualified households. The funding is based upon income guidelines and other criteria. Eligible applicants receive assistance, ranging from $150 to $500. The funds are forwarded to applicants? utility company, and applied to their bill. Eligible applicants can qualify for funds every six months.

WEATHERIZATION:
Weatherization is a SMILE program that provides energy-saving measures to qualified homes, including mobile homes. Qualified homes receive minor maintenance repairs that assist in lowering their energy costs. For more information, please view Weatherization a subgroup of Field Operations, which is under the website listing of Departments.

Hours:
7:30-5:00 Monday-Thursday; 8:00-Noon/Friday

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

Documents To Bring:
Contact office

Crowley Christian Care Center

Address:
726 W 7th St
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Crowley, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 783-5811

Services:
Distribution to the needy of food, used clothing, help paying rent and utilities (no deposits or reconnect charges), help with prescriptions, referral to other agencies that may offer more services. Funding is through donations and local churches and a garage sale held the 1st Saturday of each month.
Utility Assistance Rent Payment Assistance

Hours:
Opened every Friday, except the first of each month. Drop off times are scheduled for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday

Eligibility:
Serves all ages, either sex, any religion. Must live in local Crowley and have proof of income

Documents To Bring:
By referral or call for information, application and interview

Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?.

-- Frank Giblin, Ii

Crowley Job Center

Address:
11 N Parkerson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Crowley, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 788-7550

Website:
http://assistagency.org

Services:
keywords: utility rent
ASSIST utilizes HPRP funds (Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program)received from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)to help provide rental and utility assistance to individuals and families facing homelessness.

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

Eligibility:
Individuals and families facing homelessness

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance

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Acadia Council On Aging

Address:
824 E 1st St
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Crowley, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 788-1400

Website:
http://www.cajunaaa.org/site.php?pageID=17&id=267343

Services:
Acadia Council on Aging services include:
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: help with payment of utilities for people age 60 or older;
HOME DELIVERED MEALS: for the homebound age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
MEAL SITE: center serves lunch for age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
HOMEMAKER SERVICES: assistance with light housekeeping, errands, light meal preparation for age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
FOOD FOR SENIORS: food distribution once a month of various can goods, juices, etc. for age 60 or older; groceries are to be picked up at sites in the town nearest client's home;
COMMODITIES: given every 3 months to those who qualify; offered to 60 years or older and also those who qualify (based on income); TRANSPORTATION: transportation to doctor, shopping and other services for age 60 or older (a donation is usually collected for this service);
SENIOR ACTIVITIES: bingo, pool, ceramics, movie and popcorn offered to age 60 or older; TELEPHONING: once a month for shut-ins age 60 or older, calls are made to the home for a friendly check to see if they are doing all right;
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: in the form of applications for medical assistance (no age limit).
ADDITIONAL SERVICES: elderly housing in the Church Point area, respite care for Medicaid waiver participants, ombudsman program for nursing home residents, blood pressure monitoring throughout the parish. The Council on Aging is also an enrollment center for Medicaid, with an appointment.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility:
Anyone over 60, any age for Medicaid Enrollment, homebound for in-home services, under 60 can qualify for commodities

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment for interview and/or to make application and/or LA independent living assessment

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

-- Prescott

St Landry Parish Community Action

Address:
1065 LA-749
Opelousas, LA 70570

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Opelousas, LA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(337) 948-3651

Website:
http://www.stlandryparishgovernment.org/dept_caa.htm

Services:
Keywords: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Transportation Assistance, weatherization home repair Senior employment pregnancy prevention teen medicaid enrollment food assistance home ownership counseling mortgage counseling foreclosure counseling
PROJECT CARE (utility assistance for the elderly age 60 and above) up to $50 toward payment of gas/electricity(only)..very limited resources available.One time assistance, no exceptions.
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE: utility payments made payable to vendors on behalf of eligible participants. Participants are eligible to apply every 12 months upon available resources.
WEATHERIZATION: weatherizes the homes of low-income residents to reduce the high costs of cooling and heating purposes. Low-income elderly homeowners get first priority. Activities include weather-stripping, caulking, replacing rotten weatherboards, roof-repairing, ceiling insulation, replacement of worn doors.
TRANSPORTATION: portal-to-portal; public non-emergency medical and human services agencies access transportation is provided to low-income elderly and general public of the parish, Monday thru Friday. Transportation sites include doctors, dentists, mental health, education (Project Independence), University Medical Center (Lafayette, LA) dialysis center, grocery shopping (occasional) and vocational Rehabilitation service/training resources
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: senior companions...involved in valuable service through the Senior Corps...are part of the Corporation for National Services' efforts to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Senior Companions provide person-to-person non-medical support to help another stay independent. Join their ranks if you are age 60 or over, meet income requirements and are willing to serve 20 hours per week. Senior Companions will receive a tax-free stipend, pre-service orientation and monthly training. You will also receive reimbursement assistance for transportation and meals while on duty, an annual physical exam, accident and liability insurance during your service.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM: provides comprehensive awareness and education to teenagers (ages 8-19) and their parents/families on problems associated with teen pregnancies.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Applications are completed to assist customers with prescriptions through pharmaceutical companies.
MEDICAID OF LOUISIANA CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT CENTER: applications for Medicaid taken for women, children, senior citizens and disabled. Call the office (337) 948-3651 to schedule an interview.
HUD COUNSELING: provides housing counseling services to families with homes financed by HUD Guaranteed loans in areas of default mortgage, Pre and Post home purchasing, home maintenance and budget.
FEMA: assistance with past due (gas, light, water or rent/mortgage). Payments made to vendors on behalf of eligible participants.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE: nutritious food items are provided to the disadvantaged of the parish in emergency cases.
NEEDY FAMILY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: provides nutritious food in the form of surplus commodities to needy families throughout St. Landry Parish on a first-come-first served basis.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROGRAM: provide assistance with prescriptions and doctors visits.
LEGAL SERVICE COUNSELING/REFERRAL SERVICES: civil counseling referral to applicants (i.e. human services, general welfare benefits, job counseling and referrals)
JOB CORPS: referral, follow-up counseling services.
INFORMATION and REFERRAL: referral and coordination with other Human Services Agencies within the parish. Follow-up and home visit services are also provided.

Hours:
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Residents of St. Landry Parish meeting income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information or walk-in.
Documentation required:
picture ID; proof of household income; SS cards for all household members; proof of homeownership; physicians' orders/prescriptions; home utility bills; fire department report of loss

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