Address:312 N Main StMarksville, LA 71351Map & Directions
Services: Provides Section 8 assistance to eligible individuals and families. This program supplements the rental payments of low and very low income families to the property owner on behalf of the family.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Based on income level and family composition: Housing agent determines eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) Qualification as elderly, person with disability, or as family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
Address:641 Government StMarksville, LA 71351Map & Directions
Services: A non-profit Community Action Agency. Services provided include: Head Start, Energy Assistance, Commodities, Weatherization, LaHeap Energy Assistance, Community Food and Nutrition, Child and Adult Food, and Information and Referral.
Tax Preparation and EITC:
By appointment only Monday - Friday, 9a - 3p from January 24 - April 12
Hours: M-F, 8A-4:30P; Tax Preparation: M-F, 9A -3P
Eligibility: Anyone meeting federal poverty guidelines
Documents To Bring: Call for information and to schedule tax assistance appointment; items needed for tax assistance: Photo ID; original SS card or ITIN; last year's tax return; all W-2s, 1099s, and other income forms; receipts for child care along with provider's name, address & tax ID number, receipts for any charitable donations, any other tax-related documents; a voided check for direct deposit
Address:722 Philadelphia RdDeville, LA 71328Map & Directions
Services: We distribute food once a month to seniors and families. We also meet emergency needs.
Hours: Church office: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Food Pantry 1st Wednesday of the month 10-12
Documents To Bring: None.
Address:1400 Jackson StAlexandria, LA 71301Map & Directions
Services: The Shepherd Center is an ecumencial ministry of churches, synagogues and religious organizations in Rapides Parish We are a ministry of last resort for persons experiencing economic distress We are a multi-purpose, non-profit centere dedicated to helping people who want to help themselves We provide emergency assistance for people in time of crisis through: food pantry; utility assistance; rent assistance; prescription medication; transportation; household furnishings; referrals and advocacy; and spiritual counseling by ministers of participating congregations when appropriate We also provide case management for homeless prevention We accept applications for assistance Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12 noon and 1PM to 4PM.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8AM - 4PM
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Address:1335 Jackson StAlexandria, LA 71301Map & Directions
Services: The mission of the Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc. (CCAC) is to alleviate immediate suffering caused by poverty. Information and Referral, Summer Youth Jobs, Head Start, Adult Education / GED, Financial Counseling, Housing, Utility Assistance, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food Assistance, Commodities, Prescription Assistance, Medicaid Applications.
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.
Call for VITA hours.
Eligibility: Eligibility is determined by the guidelines of the program from which services are requested.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR ANYONE WHOSE 2011 INCOME WAS AROUND $49,000 AND IS A U.S. CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT.
APPOINTMENT MAY BE NECESSARY.
Documents To Bring: Application process.
VITA: What should i bring to my Free Tax Assistance Appointment?:
*Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number(ITIN) card or letter for your self and each person to be claimed on your tax return
*Birth dates for every person to be claimed on your tax return
*W2 or 1099 forms for all jobs held in 2011
*End of the year statements for other income you received (including bank interest, social security income, unemployment, etc.)
End of the year retirement plan statements (401 (k), IRA, etc.)
*Child care provider name, address and tax ID number
Record of expenses (child care, education, medical, dental, etc.)
For a faster refund, a blank check or deposit slip, with your account number and bank routing number
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Address:129 W Main StVille Platte, LA 70586Map & Directions
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
Address:12292 Jackson RdSt Francisville, LA 70775Map & Directions
Services: Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Provides transportation to places such as senior centers, medical appointments and social service agencies. Homemaker services- Provides assistance with light housework, and shopping. Supportive services (respite care, personal care, sitter services) for family caregivers of older persons.
Telephone calls to check on older persons and/or provide emergency response units.
Provides short-term utility bill assistance to low-income elderly who meet eligibility.
Services to maintain and/or improve mental and physical well being (exercise, health screenings, medication management education, nutrition education, socialization and recreation).
Hours: M-F, 8A-3P
Eligibility: Low income adults 60+
Documents To Bring: Call for more information. Intake process may vary between programs and services.
Address:11584 Ferdinand StSt Francisville, LA 70775Map & Directions
Services: Rent and mortgage assistance, weatherization, Food vouchers, tutoring, community based abstinence program, fatherhood initiative programs, drug and safe free programs, medicaid and lachip enrollment, prescription assistance, liheap (low income home energy assistance program)
Hours: M-F, 8A-4P
Eligibility: Low to moderate income
Documents To Bring: Applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
Address:10498 LA-965St Francisville, LA 70775Map & Directions
Services: Provides after-school tutoring, summer day camp in June, back-to-school workshop and school supplies, teen pregnancy prevention program, uniform assistance for West Feliciana Parish students in June and July, commodities and food boxes prepared by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
They also assist eligible low-income families with housing and rental assistance with the proper documentation.
Hours: M-F, 10A-3P
Eligibility: Based on need and food stamp office guidelines
Documents To Bring: Call for more information.
Address:128 Poydras StNew Roads, LA 70760Map & Directions
Services: A low income home energy assistance program through the LIHEAP Program, Quarterly Commodity Food Distribution, Employment information, Council on Aging, and Medicaid Application
Eligibility: Proof of need, eligibility may vary by program.
Documents To Bring: Call for an appointment.