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: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:411 Woodvale Ave #101kLafayette, LA 70503Map & Directions
Services: Low income housing, some with rental assistance.Gated, multifamily housing complex with 175 one and two bedroom units
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (Office)
Eligibility: Low income family or individual
Address:125 Gallian StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Benevolence Program provides assistance to persons within Lafayette Parish. Services:Rent payment assistance (fund availability)Utility payment assistance (fund availability)After school tutoringSummer Enrichment Camp offering educational and recreational activities for studentsGriefShare Support Group for people grieving someone's death
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Eligibility: Individuals and families with low income living in Lafayette Parish
Address:613 W Simcoe StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families through emergency financial assistance and resource referrals. Some services include:Bus FareUtility Payment AssistanceRental Application Fee AssistanceBurial Expense Assistance
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Eligibility: Utility Assistance: Household must have loss of income through no fault of their own, or unexpected expense that is necessary to maintain health and safety of the household (with documentation of the financial emergency)Funeral Assistance: Household must have no burial insurance and low incomeTransportation: Bus fare available for HOMELESS persons to return home to live with family
Address:809 Martin Luther King Jr DrLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: Emergency Solutions program will provide homeless prevention assistance for HIV positive persons with or without families.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Eligibility: HIV positive individuals or families in need of homeless prevention services Must be client of Acadiana CARES Must be a Louisiana resident within service area Income cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines Verifying documentation of residency, income, need
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:4131 W Congress StLafayette, LA 70506Map & Directions
Services: The St. Vincent DePaul provides emergency assistance with utilities.
Keywords: Utility Assistance
Hours: M & W, 8A-12P & 1P-5P
Eligibility: First preference given to parishioners; then those residing in the geographic area of St. Edmond, specifically the 70506 zip code.
Documents To Bring: Application required on site by director; interview, proof of residence and identification, and church referral
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:212 6th StLafayette, LA 70501Map & Directions
Services: The Salvation Army is a benevolent interdenominational religious organization which provides a variety of services within the community.This shelter is for men only 21 years of age and older although any is welcome to.Children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Call the number listed.
Documents To Bring: Come into facilities.