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Grant City Cdc

Address:
205 Main St
Colfax, LA 71417

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(318) 627-3754

Website:
http://www.grantcdc.org

Services:
North Central assists residents of Grant parish with utilities and mortgage. Will also assist disaster victims in that area if they have resided in this area since the hurricane.

Private non profit, governed by a 15 member Board of Directors, receiving funding from Local, State and Federal sources.

Information and Referral, Mortgage/rental payments, Food vouchers, Utility assistance, Weatherization assistance, Medicaid enrollment center, prescription medication access, School supplies, Emergency assistance, Central Louisiana Medication Access Program(CMAP).

Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Eligibility:
For low income, elderly, and disabled individuals.

Documents To Bring:
File application, verifying income with applicable documentation. Contingent upon availability of funds, assistance granted.


Shepherd Center

Address:
1400 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 448-3752

Services:
The Shepherd Center is an ecumencial ministry of churches, synagogues and religious organizations in Rapides Parish We are a ministry of last resort for persons experiencing economic distress We are a multi-purpose, non-profit centere dedicated to helping people who want to help themselves We provide emergency assistance for people in time of crisis through: food pantry; utility assistance; rent assistance; prescription medication; transportation; household furnishings; referrals and advocacy; and spiritual counseling by ministers of participating congregations when appropriate We also provide case management for homeless prevention We accept applications for assistance Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12 noon and 1PM to 4PM.

Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8AM - 4PM


Eighty percent of success is showing up.

-- Woody Allen

Cenla Community Action

Address:
1335 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 487-5878

Website:
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/3956

Services:
The mission of the Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc. (CCAC) is to alleviate immediate suffering caused by poverty. Information and Referral, Summer Youth Jobs, Head Start, Adult Education / GED, Financial Counseling, Housing, Utility Assistance, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food Assistance, Commodities, Prescription Assistance, Medicaid Applications.

*Disaster*
VITA:
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.
Call for VITA hours.

Eligibility:
Eligibility is determined by the guidelines of the program from which services are requested.

VITA:
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
Who's eligible?
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR ANYONE WHOSE 2011 INCOME WAS AROUND $49,000 AND IS A U.S. CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT.
APPOINTMENT MAY BE NECESSARY.

Documents To Bring:
Application process.

VITA: What should i bring to my Free Tax Assistance Appointment?:
*Photo Id
*Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number(ITIN) card or letter for your self and each person to be claimed on your tax return
*Birth dates for every person to be claimed on your tax return
*W2 or 1099 forms for all jobs held in 2011
*End of the year statements for other income you received (including bank interest, social security income, unemployment, etc.)
End of the year retirement plan statements (401 (k), IRA, etc.)
*Child care provider name, address and tax ID number
Record of expenses (child care, education, medical, dental, etc.)
For a faster refund, a blank check or deposit slip, with your account number and bank routing number
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


Diocese of Alexandria

Address:
4400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 445-2401

Website:
http://www.diocesealex.org

Services:
Provides social services and family programs for residents of 13 parishes.

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

Eligibility:
Depends on program

Documents To Bring:
None


I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

-- John D Rockefeller

Council of the Aged

Address:
211 E Main St
Winnfield, LA 71483

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 628-2186

Services:
For senior citizens age 60 years and older. - Public transportation for all residents of WinnParish - Services: Homemaker - information and assistance Food / "Meals on Wheels" (home delivered meals) and Congregate Meals Nutrition Education Respite Care Transportation (for all of Winn parish residents) Outreach Senior Food Box Program Fan Drive (once a year, early spring) Medical Alert Program


Winn Parish Health Unit

Address:
301 W Main St #101
Winnfield, LA 71483

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 628-2148

Website:
http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/4844

Services:
The Winn Parish Health Unit provides education, preventative health care, referral follow-up To be available to provide health related programs to the community and businesses providing programs such as: AIDS/HIV surveillance, children's special health services, chronic disease and cancer control, genetic diseases, immunizations, influenza, family planning, maternal and child health, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Varies.

Documents To Bring:
Come in and apply.


Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.

-- John Luther

Philadelphia Baptist Church

Address:
722 Philadelphia Rd
Deville, LA 71328

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 442-0754

Website:
http://www.pbcministry.com

Services:
We distribute food once a month to seniors and families. We also meet emergency needs.

Hours:
Church office: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Food Pantry 1st Wednesday of the month 10-12

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.


Office of Community Services

Address:
1016 Keyser Ave
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Map & Directions

(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 357-2220

Website:
http://www.nppj.org

Services:
The Natchitoches Parish Office of Community Services (OCS) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of Natchitoches Parish through focusing on meeting the needs of the low income and disadvantaged population and in promoting the personal and family growth as they move toward self-sufficiency while preserving their dignity. - All programs are for Natchitoches Parish residents only except Headstart which is for Natchitoches and DeSoto Parish residents. - SERVICES OFFERED: CSBG--mortgage, rent, evictions, utilities, disconnects, some education classes LiHEAP--crisis and non-crisis Commodities Box-- 18 and up (please refer to Food Bank of Northwest La 675-2400) Summer Food Service Program-- summer feeding program, at various locations throughout Natchitoches parish, that feeds children 18 years of age and younger. Senior Companion Program--volunteer age 55 and over will provide assistance to the disabled or elderly in their community of Natchitoches parish. Headstart--child development program for children ages age 3-5, including children with disabilities.Funding may or may not be available!


You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

-- James Allen

Health Unit

Address:
625 Bienville Cir
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Map & Directions

(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 357-3132

Website:
http://www.louisiana.gov/

Services:
The Natchitoches Parish Health Unit provides education, preventive health care, referrals and follow-up.They are available to provide health related programs to the community and businesses, providing such programs as: HIV/AIDS surveillance, children's special health services, chronic disease immunazation shots w.i.c.

Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Eligibility:
Residents of Natchitoches Parish.

Documents To Bring:
Call the number given or come by health unit.


Family Support Office

Address:
3683 S 1st St
Jena, LA 71342

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 992-4181

Website:
http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/ofs

Services:
Louisiana State Department of Social Services for family support Determines assistance for:
Food Stamp Program - Monthly benefits provided through an electronic card that helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health.

FITAP - Cash public assistance program for families with children when their financial resources are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. Benefits are provided through an electronic card. The overall goal is to decrease long term dependency on welfare assistance by promoting job preparation and work.

Kinship Care - Public assistance program that provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents.

Child Care Assistance

STEP Program - Strategies to Empower People Program (STEP provides opportunities for work eligible recipients of Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) to receive job preparation, work and supportive services to enable them to leave the program and become self-sufficient. Program activities include (1) any paid employment, including subsidized employment (2) unpaid work experience programs (3) on-the-job training (4) job search/readiness (5) vocational education and job skills training (6) secondary school attendance, GED preparation and education related to employment supportive services may include: childcare, transportation, eyeglasses, hearing aids, medical exams/drug tests necessary for employment, uniforms/clothing, equipment, tools needed for work or training.

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

Eligibility:
Meet low income requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Applications must be completed and return before phone interview.


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