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Baton Rouge Social Services Department

Address:
4523 Plank Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 358-4561

Website:
http://brgov.com/dept/oss/

Services:
Low Income and Families in need food program
Project Care for the elderly
FEMA program when funds are available
Income tax assistance and Electronic Filing available
Headstart program for 3-4 yr olds, income based
Emergency rent payment assistance
Help with prescription medicines
Administers funds for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Contact nearest community Service Center

Hours:
M-F, 8A-5P

Eligibility:
Based upon income

Documents To Bring:
Application process for many services


Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church

Address:
9700 Scenic Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 775-2740

Website:
http://www.mtpilgrim.org

Services:
Food pantry, clothing closet, rent assistance, utility and medication assistance.

*GBR FOOD BANK MEMBER AGENCY

Hours:
Thursdays, 9A-10:30A

Eligibility:
Call for boundary specifications.

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information.


Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence.

-- Henry Chestor

Louisiana Health & Rehab Optns

Address:
2121 Wooddale Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 231-2490

Website:
http://www.lahealthandrehab.org

Services:
Rental and utility assistance for the homeless or at risk of being homeless

Hours:
M-F, 8A-5P

Documents To Bring:
N/A


Tangipahoa Parish Housing

Address:
111 N Bay St suite b
Amite, LA 70422

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(985) 748-8474

Website:
http://www.tangipahoa.org/

Services:
To provide housing for low income families within the city of Hammond.

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Eligibility:
Call 985-748-8474 for more information

Documents To Bring:
Call 985-748-8474 for more information


Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

-- George E. Woodberry

Hazel Rhea Hurst Community Center

Address:
1121 Causeway Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70121

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(504) 838-4277

Website:
http://www.jeffparish.net

Services:
The JEFFCAP Community Centers provide emergency assistance to families and individuals to include: providing transportation services to adults and children for visits to physicians, social service agencies and hospitals (children must be accompanied by an adult); providing commodities and USDA items to feed needy families under the Emergency Food Assistance Program; providing families with income tax assistance, utility payments, housing counseling, weatherizing of homes, and mortgage or rent payments to avert cut-off or eviction; providing family day care homes for those caring for no more than six children in their homes; making referrals for job training and placement for youth; providing homeless assistance to families moving from (Louisiana children

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

Eligibility:
Residents of the area who meet income requirements. Call for details

Documents To Bring:
No information given. Call for details


Council On Aging

Address:
6955 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 923-8000

Website:
http://www.ebrcoa.org

Services:
***SUMMER PROGRAM PROVIDES FANS TO THE ELDERLY WHO DO NOT HAVE A/C***
Serves the elderly in East Baton Rouge Parish through advocacy efforts, creative planning and coordination and provision of needed services and Caller's needs are assessed and they are referred to agencies within Council on Aging or other community organizations.
Assistance available for utility bills and Cox Communications Health screenings and wellness program offered. Homemaker or PCA Care available for persons who are 60 and older, homebound with little to no family support

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

Eligibility:
60 years and older for congregate lunches


Christian Outreach Center

Address:
1427 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 377-8582

Website:
http://christianoutreachcenterbr.com/

Services:
Assists clients with rent or utilities if there is a disconnect/eviction notice. Clients must participate in money management classes for future eligibility.
Have individuals call Christian Outreach for area qualifications and for those who reside within the designated boundaries of Choctaw Drive to the North, West Roosevelt to the South, Plank Road or 22nd Street to the east, and the Mississippi River to the west.

Hours:
M-Th, 9A-3P, & Friday, 9A-1P

Eligibility:
Reside within 70802

Documents To Bring:
Walk-In or telephone


Catholic Charities

Address:
1900 S Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 336-8700

Website:
http://ccdiobr.org

Services:
Homeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing programs depend on grant funding that comes through the state. When available, the HRH program provides individuals and families at risk of being homeless with resources needed to avert homelessness. Call for update on funds availability.
Case management program for people at risk of homelessness or already homeless

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

Eligibility:
Low income (at or below 50% MFI); at risk of homelessness or already homeless
Must agree to actively participate in case management program

Documents To Bring:
Pre-screen for eligibility


St Martin Council On Aging

Address:
391 Cannery Rd
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Map & Directions

(40 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 332-3063

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


Quad Area Community Action Agency

Address:
12126 Liberty St
Clinton, LA 70722

Map & Directions

(44 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(225) 683-3308

Website:
http://www.quadarea.org

Services:
Information & referral, housing assistance, weatherization, emergency food voucher, utility bill payment assistance, Foster Grandparent Program, Head Start Program, literacy and vocational programs, retired senior volunteer program, Teen Pregnancy Program, medicaid, LACHIP, & LiHeap

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

Eligibility:
Low to moderate income and/or disabled individuals.

Documents To Bring:
Application taken on a first come, first served .basis