Address:1338 Jefferson StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: A thrift shop, specializing in baby items, children's clothing, and maternity clothing.
Also sells public school uniforms at low cost.
All proceeds are used to support the St. Marguerite d'Youville Maternity Home and pregnancy resource center.
Hours: M-Sa, 10A-6P
Eligibility: Anyone needing items at affordable prices
Documents To Bring: None
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: Daily Showers available from 8:00am - 11:00am and 12:00pm - 2:00pm (M-F).
Weekly laundry service is available by appointment.
Connections to other community resources to street homeless.
Hours: M-F: 8A-11A & 12P-2P
Eligibility: Street Homeless persons are eligible for this service.
Documents To Bring: Complete intake paperwork with case worker before services are rendered.
Address:212 6th StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Programs within this listing:
Provides disaster services during times of disasters (donations management ESF 7), and
Mass Care Food and feeding services as a secondary service(Second Harvest/Food Net is primary source).
CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Christmas gifts to needy children; based upon eligibility
Serves a hot meal to those who are hungry
EMERGENCY CLOTHING ASSISTANCE:
For those who are in need of clothing due to an emergency situation. Completed application required each time.
Other program services listed separately.
Hours: Office: M-F 9A - Noon; 1OA - 3P
Evening Meal: 5P
Emergency Clothing: Tu, W, Th 9A - 11A
Eligibility: Disaster victims and eligible persons in need of emergency clothing, a hot evening meal and Christmas gifts for children
Documents To Bring: CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND EMERGENCY CLOTHING:
Identification of all household members, proof of income & expenses, proof of residency, Social Security Card(s), clothing sizes; completed application
Address:106 Leonie StLafayette, LA 70506Map & Directions
Services: The Hand Up Thrift (HUT) store sells second-hand furniture, toys, electronics, clothing, household treasures, bath accessories, books, shoes, purses and other items. The HUT shares profits with Affiliated Blind of Louisiana and Family Promise of Acadiana. Donated furniture that is not suitable for sale will be recycled through CUPS
Hours: M-Sa, 9A-6P
Documents To Bring: Go by the store and select items for purchase
Address:521 S Buchanan StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: The Extra Mile furthers the community's understanding of the agencies it serves (see list below), the services those agencies provide and the needs of the consumers receiving these services.
Agencies served by The Extra Mile: Office of Behavioral Health (formerly known as Office of Mental Health), Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Addictive Disorders, and Office of Community Services.
Community volunteers and donations are utilized in many programs. For most programs, assistance is only provided to those with referrals from the state agency it serves. However, some programs will accept self-referrals.
Extra Mile Programs that accept self-referrals:
WORKSHOPS in Parenting, Anger Management and Basic Life Skills.
FREE CLOTHES CLOSET - all clothes provided to community free of charge. Call Karen Hebert (337) 237-2090 x124 for appointment.
CAREFREE COUNSELING - Volunteer Mental Health Professionals in the community provide free counseling to individuals who do not meet criteria for the state mental health system and who do not have insurance that allows them to access private therapy.
AVEC LES ENFANTS - provides a safe and secure place for children to visit with non-custodial parents and for exchanges for visitation purposes to occur in a safe way. All visits and exchanges are supervised by volunteer monitors that have undergone training. Service is provided on a sliding scale fee.
ACTIVITY AND RESOURCE CENTER - a safe, stigma free place for persons with chronic and persistent mental illness to go for education, recreation and socialization. The Resource and Activity Centers improve the quality of life for mental health consumers by promoting personal empowerment and recovery. The Centers are open 5 days a week from 8am until 2pm. Anyone with mental health issues may attend.
PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST PROGRAM - provides training and employment for persons with mental illness to provide nonjudgmental support to others with mental illness. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) groups are conducted.
Keywords: Adoption Anger Management School Uniform Clothing Developmental Disabilities Disaster Relief Family Service Coordination Foster Care/Parenting Mental Health Substance Abuse Tannsportaion Assistance Victim Assistance
Hours: M-F, 8A-4:30P; Clothes Closet: Th, 9:30A-11:30A and by appointment
Eligibility: Those with mental illness, addictive disorders, developmental disabilities and persons receiving services from Office of Community Services, victims of disasters.
Documents To Bring: Must be interviewed and have background check. Clients referred by State Agencies
Address:401 St John StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Coats for Kids is Sponsored by TV-10 and administered by the Msg. A.O. Sigur Center. The program is devised to provide low-income children in Lafayette parish with warm coats for the winter.
Eligibility: Any child needing a coat living in Lafayette parish meeting income guidelines
Documents To Bring: Appointment and family information (ages, sex, sizes, address, phone number and income)
Address:101 Live Oak DrLafayette, LA 70503Map & Directions
Services: keywords: newborn clothing school uniforms
Layettes: Provides clothing to needy infants (layettes only -NO diapers).
(1) Asbury responds to public school COUNSELORS (no private or parochial schools) IN LAFAYETTE PARISH ONLY All assistance inquiries must come from school counselors.
(2) Asbury also responds to local social service agencies Examples include ECSS (Early Childhood Support & Services; CUPS, Love, Inc and case managers working through the Lafayette Parish Homeless Education Department) Agencies fax requests to Asbury for assistance.
Hours: M-F, 8A-3P
Eligibility: Specifically for disadvantaged students at public schools only in Lafayette Parish.
Documents To Bring: ONLY School Counselors or Local Social Service Agencies may call for information
Address:520 Center StNew Iberia, LA 70560Map & Directions
Services: Keyword: food pantry emergency financial assistance rent payment utility assistance
Solomon House is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of Epiphany and offers a Brown Bag Program every Tuesday morning at 7:00am-9:00am A bag of groceries is given to whoever is at Solomon House on Center Street.
Assistance for utilities, medication, and rent is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment, an individual must call on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday 10am-11am ONLY.
Referrals are no longer provided by United Way of Iberia.
Enfamil and diapers are available under the Nutrition Program.
An Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets every Sunday at 7:00pm.
Hours: Food distribution: T, 7am
Office: T, 7am-12pm; W & Th, 8:30am-12:00pm
Eligibility: Poverty guidelines apply for emergency food and financial assistance
Documents To Bring: For financial assistance: Call on 2nd or 3rd Tues of month 10am-11am ONLY.
For food box: Line up by 7am with ID, proof of household income.
Address:432 Bank AveNew Iberia, LA 70560Map & Directions
Services: keywords: food assistance clothing assistance rent utility assistance temporary lodging gasoline prescription medication assistance individual counseling family counseling milk fund
The Social Service Center helps Iberia parish residents with milk, food, spiritual counseling, clothing, rent and utility payment assistance, temporary lodging, burials, medicine and gasoline for transients
Must be at the front door when they open at 9:00 AM or at 1:00pm to be helped -- First come, first served until their daily limit is reached. Must bring evidence of income or lack of income, rent receipt and all utility bills and food stamp program sheet.
Hours: M-Th, 9A-12P & 1-2:30P
Eligibility: Serves anyone in need. Those on social sercurity, food stamps, unemployed or under-employed and others.
Documents To Bring: Must bring rent receipt, all utility bills, proof of income, food stamp award letter