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Community Investors Inc.

Address:
137 N Main St
Church Point, LA 70525

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(337) 580-4386

Website:
http://www.communityinvestors.org

Services:
Second Harvest Food Pantry and Angel Food Ministries' Food Distributor.
Hardship (Occasional) Food Assistance: will provide emergency food without application process if in immediate need and there is not a regular food pantry in the caller's area, however, must fill out application if assistance is needed a second time.

Hours:
Food Pantry: 1st Wed of month; 5:30P-7P for application intake.
Angel Foods: leave message

Eligibility:
Low income in cities noted, including Mire. Will also serve those where no food pantry is established.

Documents To Bring:
Food Pantry: Must complete application process. Bring ID, proof of household income (if applicable), food stamp award letter (if applicable), current utility bill and social security cards of all household members.
Angel Food: Anyone is eligible. Call to place order or visit https://www.ssl.angelfoodministries.com; select local host site and follow online directions


St Landry Parish Health Unit

Address:
178 Sunset Strip
Sunset, LA 70584

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 662-5260

Website:
http://www.oph.dhh.state.la.us

Services:
keywords: health unit public clinic medicaid health clinic health clinic sliding discount kid med dental prenatal care immunizations family planning LAChip application sewer permit vital records burial permits STD treatments WIC vouchers pregnancy testing TB testing
St. Landry Parish Health Units operates four Health Units which provide the following services:
Child Health and WIC Services: provides regular nursing exams for well babies including measurements and systems review If income and nutritionally eligible, WIC vouchers are provided as a supplement to purchase some foods Nutrition education and counseling is done plus food demonstrations covering preparation and nutrients in foods Follow-up and some home visiting services are available KidMed services are also provided and funded through the child's medicaid card Some services are by appointment only and patients are seen on Monday all day and Thursdays morning only in Opelousas; on Tuesdays in Melville; Monday-Friday in Sunset; and on Thursdays in Eunice There is no charge for these services.
Full KidMed services are provided in Child Health Clinics.
Maternity Services: both medical and nursing services are available for the pregnant woman This includes pap smears, STD services and testing Frequent monitoring of fetal heart tones and uterine growth Referrals for problems are made to LSUMC. WIC is provided with proper eligibility Services are by appointment only and available only in Opelousas on Tuesdays and in Melville on Tuesdays There is no charge for services.
STD Clinic: testing for sexually transmitted diseases and treatment. Counseling on prevention of STD and safe sex is given. Medical doctors visits are available on Wednesday am weekly in Opelousas Treatment is available by trained nurse clinicians according to standing orders on a walk in basis daily in Opelousas and on Monday afternoon in Eunice There is a $5.00 administrative fee for services but no one will be turned away if they cannot pay.
Walk-in Immunizations: for both children and adults Flu and pneumonia vaccine in season $5.00 administrative fee but waived if unable to pay Overseas immunizations available at Lafayette Health Unit Blood pressure checks with MD order - no charge.
Children's Special Health Services: admission to service in parish of residence but clinic visits to MD are at the Lafayette Health Unit Follow-ups are done in parish of residence There is no charge Must fit income requirements for program PKU's done on a infant as required by state law Follow-up thru state's Genetics Program is done.
TB Program: follow-up in parish of residence - regional chest clinic is at Lafayette Health Unit Diagnosed TB cases are given daily medication observed by Public Health staff MD available at Lafayette Health Unit for diagnosis and treatment but patient must contact parish of residence Health Unit first for referral. Contacts of cases are tested and medicated if necessary Some visiting is done when necessary Medication can be provided for pulmonary cases of TB from private MD's with orders and copies of records.

Hours:
8:00am-4:30pm/Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Any US citizen is eligible; eligibility for some programs is based on income

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance; some clinics need appointments, others may walk-in


One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.

-- Rebecca Falls

Thensted Center

Address:
268 Church St # A
Grand Coteau, LA 70541

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 662-5838

Website:
https://www.thenstedcenter.org/

Services:
Home health service offering outreach, thrift store, nurse clinic, home visits, community center, support groups, professional counseling services, tutoring programs, senior programs, summer program for children ages 7-17, emergency food pantry and budgeting programs for adults.

Hours:
9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm/Monday-Friday


Living Water Christian Center

Address:
946 S Bullard St
Opelousas, LA 70570

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 407-0086

Services:
Provides food and groceries to a variety of sites that help persons needing extra support.

Hours:
Second Fri of each month 7am-9am (Food Pantry) Mon-Fri 8am-7pm (Toll Free Hotline Assistance)

Eligibility:
Individuals and Families with low income within coverage area


St Landry Parish Community Action

Address:
1065 LA-749
Opelousas, LA 70570

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 948-3651

Website:
http://www.stlandryparishgovernment.org/dept_caa.htm

Services:
Keywords: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Transportation Assistance, weatherization home repair Senior employment pregnancy prevention teen medicaid enrollment food assistance home ownership counseling mortgage counseling foreclosure counseling
PROJECT CARE (utility assistance for the elderly age 60 and above) up to $50 toward payment of gas/electricity(only)..very limited resources available.One time assistance, no exceptions.
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE: utility payments made payable to vendors on behalf of eligible participants. Participants are eligible to apply every 12 months upon available resources.
WEATHERIZATION: weatherizes the homes of low-income residents to reduce the high costs of cooling and heating purposes. Low-income elderly homeowners get first priority. Activities include weather-stripping, caulking, replacing rotten weatherboards, roof-repairing, ceiling insulation, replacement of worn doors.
TRANSPORTATION: portal-to-portal; public non-emergency medical and human services agencies access transportation is provided to low-income elderly and general public of the parish, Monday thru Friday. Transportation sites include doctors, dentists, mental health, education (Project Independence), University Medical Center (Lafayette, LA) dialysis center, grocery shopping (occasional) and vocational Rehabilitation service/training resources
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: senior companions...involved in valuable service through the Senior Corps...are part of the Corporation for National Services' efforts to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Senior Companions provide person-to-person non-medical support to help another stay independent. Join their ranks if you are age 60 or over, meet income requirements and are willing to serve 20 hours per week. Senior Companions will receive a tax-free stipend, pre-service orientation and monthly training. You will also receive reimbursement assistance for transportation and meals while on duty, an annual physical exam, accident and liability insurance during your service.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM: provides comprehensive awareness and education to teenagers (ages 8-19) and their parents/families on problems associated with teen pregnancies.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Applications are completed to assist customers with prescriptions through pharmaceutical companies.
MEDICAID OF LOUISIANA CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT CENTER: applications for Medicaid taken for women, children, senior citizens and disabled. Call the office (337) 948-3651 to schedule an interview.
HUD COUNSELING: provides housing counseling services to families with homes financed by HUD Guaranteed loans in areas of default mortgage, Pre and Post home purchasing, home maintenance and budget.
FEMA: assistance with past due (gas, light, water or rent/mortgage). Payments made to vendors on behalf of eligible participants.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE: nutritious food items are provided to the disadvantaged of the parish in emergency cases.
NEEDY FAMILY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: provides nutritious food in the form of surplus commodities to needy families throughout St. Landry Parish on a first-come-first served basis.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROGRAM: provide assistance with prescriptions and doctors visits.
LEGAL SERVICE COUNSELING/REFERRAL SERVICES: civil counseling referral to applicants (i.e. human services, general welfare benefits, job counseling and referrals)
JOB CORPS: referral, follow-up counseling services.
INFORMATION and REFERRAL: referral and coordination with other Human Services Agencies within the parish. Follow-up and home visit services are also provided.

Hours:
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Residents of St. Landry Parish meeting income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information or walk-in.
Documentation required:
picture ID; proof of household income; SS cards for all household members; proof of homeownership; physicians' orders/prescriptions; home utility bills; fire department report of loss


Eunice Food Bank

Address:
521 Samuel Dr
Eunice, LA 70535

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 457-7541

Services:
The Eunice Food Bank sponsors annual food drives for the needy in Eunice Distribute food to families EVERY OTHER MONTH (usually 4-6 days worth of food). Food drop-off locations: N.W. Community Center, 501 Samuel Drive, Eunice and K.C. Hall in Basile.

Occassionally, clothing may be available.

Hours:
M, W, F; 9a - 12p
Food Distribution: Every other month

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of food in Eunice and surrounding areas

Documents To Bring:
Application required; must provide proof of household income; proof of residency; number in home.


If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!.

-- Jackie Collins

Crowley Christian Care Center

Address:
726 W 7th St
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 783-5811

Services:
Distribution to the needy of food, used clothing, help paying rent and utilities (no deposits or reconnect charges), help with prescriptions, referral to other agencies that may offer more services. Funding is through donations and local churches and a garage sale held the 1st Saturday of each month.
Utility Assistance Rent Payment Assistance

Hours:
Opened every Friday, except the first of each month. Drop off times are scheduled for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday

Eligibility:
Serves all ages, either sex, any religion. Must live in local Crowley and have proof of income

Documents To Bring:
By referral or call for information, application and interview


Airman & Family Readiness Center

Address:
801 Kenney Ave #1400
Barksdale Afb, LA 71110

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 456-8400

Website:
http://www.barksdaleservices.com/afreadiness.htm

Services:
Emergency financial assistance for expenses of Funerals, emergency travel, vehicle repairs, medical, basic living and education.

Although the Air Force Aid Society is set up to assist active duty Air Force members, Air Force retirees and their families, we have contact with the other service agencies (Army Emergency Relief and Navy Relief) and can act as their agents in providing funds to members of their eligible population.

Hours:
7:30a to 4:30 p M to F

Eligibility:
Military active duty members, retirees and their dependents.

Documents To Bring:
Military active duty members through their unit first sergeant. All others on a case-by-case basis.


Crowley Job Center

Address:
11 N Parkerson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 788-7550

Website:
http://www.assistagency.org

Services:
A private non-profit community action agency created by the federal government to combat poverty in designated geographic areas.
We offer the following services: Outreach and referral, homeless shelter, medicaid/LaChip applications, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Energy Voucher Assistance, Food For Families, Medicaid Applications, Pharmaceuticals Access Program, Energy Weatherization Program, Mortgage Assistance, Shelter Home, Housing Counseling, Apartment Construction/Rental, Single Family Home Construction and Revolving Loan For Small Business Development and Expansion, Food Vouchers, VITA, and IDA's.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Eligibility:
All low-income residents of Acadia, Vermilion, Jefferson Davis Parishes

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in, Telephone, Appointment, referral by Social Service Agency. Picture ID, Social Security Card, Proof of Residence required


Acadia Council On Aging

Address:
824 E 1st St
Crowley, LA 70526

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 788-1400

Website:
http://www.cajunaaa.org/site.php?pageID=17&id=267343

Services:
Acadia Council on Aging services include:
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: help with payment of utilities for people age 60 or older;
HOME DELIVERED MEALS: for the homebound age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
MEAL SITE: center serves lunch for age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
HOMEMAKER SERVICES: assistance with light housekeeping, errands, light meal preparation for age 60 or older (small donation is requested for this service);
FOOD FOR SENIORS: food distribution once a month of various can goods, juices, etc. for age 60 or older; groceries are to be picked up at sites in the town nearest client's home;
COMMODITIES: given every 3 months to those who qualify; offered to 60 years or older and also those who qualify (based on income); TRANSPORTATION: transportation to doctor, shopping and other services for age 60 or older (a donation is usually collected for this service);
SENIOR ACTIVITIES: bingo, pool, ceramics, movie and popcorn offered to age 60 or older; TELEPHONING: once a month for shut-ins age 60 or older, calls are made to the home for a friendly check to see if they are doing all right;
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: in the form of applications for medical assistance (no age limit).
ADDITIONAL SERVICES: elderly housing in the Church Point area, respite care for Medicaid waiver participants, ombudsman program for nursing home residents, blood pressure monitoring throughout the parish. The Council on Aging is also an enrollment center for Medicaid, with an appointment.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility:
Anyone over 60, any age for Medicaid Enrollment, homebound for in-home services, under 60 can qualify for commodities

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment for interview and/or to make application and/or LA independent living assessment


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