Address:809 Martin Luther King Jr DrLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Provides Care Coordination and Management for all program services to HIV positive individuals within service area:Information: AIDS Hotline, Community Resource Referral, Street Outreach, Community EducationPrevention: Educational Workshops, Street Outreach, HIV Testing, Hospital VisitationHealth: Dental Care, Drug Reimbursement, Health insurance Reimbursement, Physician Linkage, Massage Therapy, HIV and AIDS Education, Medication AssistanceCounseling: Mental Health and Substance AbuseTreatment: Mental Health and Substance AbuseNutrition: Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals, Holiday Food and Gift BasketsDay or Respite CareTransportationResource Library: Client Resource Room, Computer, Internet AccessSupport Groups
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address:212 6th StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Serves hot evening meal to anyone in need.
Hours: Sun Sat 4pm-6pm
Eligibility: Anyone in need of food
Address:1005 Jefferson StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Operated by FoodNet The Greater Acadiana Foodbank. FoodNet Distribution Center (FDC), formerly known as Gethsemane Food Pantry, provides food for those in need.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (232-HELP Intake) Tue Wed Fri 10am-1pm (Food Pantry Distribution By Appointment)
Eligibility: Individuals and Families with low income within coverage area
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:613 W Simcoe StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 150 lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the home-bound.
Lunch is served from 11:00am until 11:50am 364 days a year. (Closed on Mardi Gras)
Food and financial donations, as well as a host of volunteers, sustain the diner
ST. JOSEPH DINER BREAD PANTRY (see program for more details) also offers bread, sweets, nonperishable food, and holiday food baskets for low-income elderly. Emergency Food Boxes are also distributed through the bread pantry.
Hours: Office: M - F, 8am-5pm
Lunch: Sunday-Saturday 11-11:50am
Eligibility: All for meals; must be 55+ and meet federal poverty income guidelines for commodities, breads and sweets, and holiday baskets.
Documents To Bring: Fill out application forms. Must have current picture ID.
Call 232-HELP / LA 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 232-4357) for Emergency Food Assistance.
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:110 Toledo DrLafayette, LA 70506Map & Directions
Services: Seasonal Program
Provides vouchers for purchase of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors.
Hours: M-F: 8A-4:30P
Eligibility: Each household member 60 years or older may apply
Documents To Bring: Each member of the household who is 60 years or older can apply. First time applicants must apply with any Council on Aging; previous applicants are mailed renewal applications directly. Applicants must provide income verification (family of one, no more than $20K annually; Family of 2, no more than $26K annually; etc.)
Address:125 Gallian StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Keywords: rental assistance utility assistance food pantry food assistance money management
Progressive Baptist Church's (PBC) Benevolence Program provides services to persons within Lafayette with needs such as utility and gas bills, rent, and lodging needs.
PBC is also a Food Net Pantry which provides groceries for families Families can pick up food once a month with a food voucher from a church, The Well or 232-HELP/211.
The Money Smart classes provide financial education to help participants become financially stable by better managing finances and assets The classes will focus on establishing banking accounts, working to repair credit and reducing debt. Classes are offered at Progressive Baptist Community Center, 125 Gallian Street and is a collaborative effort of United Way of Acadiana and Progressive Baptist Chruch. For more information, contact Anthony James at 706-1220.
Hours: W-F, 10a - Noon(Food Pantry)
M-F, 9a-4p (Benevolence)
Tuesday, 6p (Money Management)
Eligibility: Families in Need who live in Lafayette Parish
Documents To Bring: Call 232-HELP/211 for food qualification and referral
Call PBC for Benevolence Program -Completed application, interview, copy of bill
Money Smart classes contact Anthony James at 706-1220
Address:904 Jack StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Services provided include emergency food, after school program, visiting shut-ins at family homes, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons.
Hours: M-W & F-Sa, 8A-12P & 2-5P.
Emergency Food: F, 3:30-5P
Eligibility: They assist only the poorest of poor, the unwanted and unloved.
Documents To Bring: Call for assistance
Address:309 Cora StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: MLK Center is used for social activities, government surplus commodity distribution, senior citizen programs ( a multi-use center); 3pm-10pm after school program; library, tutoring; conference rooms; meeting rooms Pool facility available for $1.00 charge Gym available.
Hours: M-F, 8am - 4:30pm
Documents To Bring: Call for information on various programs