Address:203 E 2nd StBroussard, LA 70518Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
Services: La Belle Maison Senior Center is a beautiful Victorian house in Broussard and is a meeting place with an atmosphere of southern charm Seniors can enhance their individual abilities and maintain their vigor by participating in educational, recreational and physical activities This center also serves as a congregate meal site and is also available for weddings, receptions and parties. Call for more information.
Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm/Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00-2:00pm/Tuesday
Eligibility: Lafayette Parish residents 60 yrs & older are eligible
Documents To Bring: Call for more information
Address:201 Church StYoungsville, LA 70592Map & Directions
Services: Assistance with food, utilities (no rent), advocacy, spiritual counseling and referrals to the needy of Youngsville.
Keywords: Food assistance Utility Assistance
Hours: 9:00-3:00/Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00/Friday
Eligibility: Any resident of Youngsville who is in need
Documents To Bring: Call Faith at the rectory for application; proof of income & expenses and reason for need; home visit
Address:3555 Verot School RdYoungsville, LA 70592Map & Directions
Services: keywords: food pantry
Food Pantry serving Youngsville and Broussard area ONLY; must obtain referral through 232-HELP/211. Accepting those who qualify per Second Harvest Eligibility of Households Guidelines (Income Levels).
Hours: M - F; 9A - 11A
Eligibility: Qualified individuals and families in the Broussard, Youngsville, Milton and SOUTH Lafayette areas
Documents To Bring: ID, Income Verification, SS cards for everyone in the home; Verification of physical address (phone/utility bill); Food stamp award letter if receiving food stamps
Address:2097 Terrace RdSaint Martinville, LA 70582Map & Directions
Services: Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm/Mon-Fro
Eligibility: Family or individuals who meet poverty guidelines for general services. Two parent families or single parent family with children.
Documents To Bring: Contact Administrative Office
Address:111 Oak DrSaint Martinville, LA 70582Map & Directions
Services: Jenkins Memorial Baptist Church offers an Emergency only Food Pantry.
Hours: Varies; call for schedule
Eligibility: Anyone in St. Martin Parish
Documents To Bring: Call for assistance
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.