Address:628 N Parkerson AveCrowley, LA 70526Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
Services: keywords: utility assistance weatherization
SMILE's official service areas are in St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes. However, in recent years, the Agency has also been providing LiHEAP and Weatherization services in Acadia and Jeff Davis Parishes after it was awarded a state contract to do so.
LiHEAP, which stands for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is SMILE?s largest utility assistance program. The Agency receives more than $1 million to provide utility assistance for qualified households. The funding is based upon income guidelines and other criteria. Eligible applicants receive assistance, ranging from $150 to $500. The funds are forwarded to applicants? utility company, and applied to their bill. Eligible applicants can qualify for funds every six months.
Weatherization is a SMILE program that provides energy-saving measures to qualified homes, including mobile homes. Qualified homes receive minor maintenance repairs that assist in lowering their energy costs. For more information, please view Weatherization a subgroup of Field Operations, which is under the website listing of Departments.
Hours: 7:30-5:00 Monday-Thursday; 8:00-Noon/Friday
Eligibility: Family or individuals who meet poverty guidelines for general services. Two parent families or single parent family with children.
Documents To Bring: Contact office
Address:726 W 7th StCrowley, LA 70526Map & Directions
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
Address:11 N Parkerson AveCrowley, LA 70526Map & Directions
Services: keywords: utility rent
ASSIST utilizes HPRP funds (Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program)received from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)to help provide rental and utility assistance to individuals and families facing homelessness.
Hours: M-F, 8A-4:30P
Eligibility: Individuals and families facing homelessness
Documents To Bring: Call for assistance
Address:824 E 1st StCrowley, LA 70526Map & Directions
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
Address:5341Jennings, LA 70546Map & Directions
Services: A Non-Profit organization which provides temporary assistance with utility & pharmaceuticals except for narcotics. School supplies, food, clothing & referrals from other agencies. Medication. Medicine *Disaster* JEFF DAVIS PARISH ONLY!!
Hours: Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday
Applications are taken on:
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday-1:00-3:00pm.
Eligibility: Proof of income
Social Security numbers of all in household.
Food Stamp documentation if received.
All household expenses and last two Bank Statements if you have a Bank Account.
Documents To Bring: Applications are taken on:
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday-1:00-3:00pm.
Must be resident of Jeff Davis Parish.
Address:311 LA-102Jennings, LA 70546Map & Directions
Services: keywords: rental assistance utility assistance food pantry food assistance medication assistance defensive driving
Financial Assistance to Low income families to reduce the burden of home energy costs and weatherization. Social Service Agency for Jeff Davis Parish aiding low income families with food, medication, home energy costs and rent assistance. Conducts defensive driving classes. (DWI's referred from Court)
Eligibility: Low income residents of Jeff Davis Parish
Documents To Bring: Call for information
Address:215 Anna StScott, LA 70583Map & Directions
Services: Housing and Urban Development low income housing, with rental subsidy; designed for independent senior citizens. Subsidy is known as HUD 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC).Also serves as a Congregate Meal Location for seniors in Scott area.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm (Office)Mon-Fri 12Noon (Congregate Meals)
Eligibility: 62 years of age and older Very low income
Address:1100 Chiasson StScott, LA 70583Map & Directions
Services: The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Martin de Porres Church assists needy parishioners with food, utilities and rent. Assistance dependant upon availability of funds (contributions of other churches).
Keyword: Rental Payment Assistance, Utility Assistance, Food Assistance
Hours: M-F, 9A-4P
Eligibility: St. Martin de Porres Church Parishioners who are in need; church referral is needed if client is from another parish and will assist as funds are available
Address:2704 N Herpin AveKaplan, LA 70548Map & Directions
Services: Provides grants for individuals with low income requesting assistance for a wide variety of needs. Assistance provided for, but not limited to:Prescription medications (catastrophic not monthly ongoing)Artificial limbsEyeglassesMedical careWheelchairsRampsOther handicap renovations (example: bathroom modifications) Assistance for fire victims (example: furniture, and other items). NOTE: No utility bills, existing debts, roofing, dental or rental property renovations are paid through this program.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Assists customers and non-SLEMCO members (except, Iberia Parish resident must be SLEMCO member) Must have experienced catastrophic illness or injury or crisis situation Must have no income or low income
Address:403 S Main StMount Airy, MD 21771Map & Directions
Services: NOTE: Assistance is targeted to the 21771 area and is short term. Distributes food baskets for needy families and provides some financial assistance. Has a holiday assistance program and offers information and referral.SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides some financial assistance for emergency utility bills, medical expenses, or transportation costs.2) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: Coordinates an adopt-a-family program for both Thanksgiving (meal of family's choice) and Christmas (meal and at least one gift to open for each family member). Organizations and individuals who wish to sponsor a family in need will communicate with the family directly to meet their preferences. Walk in to complete applications starting September 7, 2012 through October 26, 2012. Distribution will be from 11AM to 1PM on November 16th 2012 for Thanksgiving and 11AM-1PM on December 21st, 2012 for Christmas.Applicants must provide ID with proof of address, a wish list for each child, as well as clothing size.3) INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Offers information and referrals to available services in surrounding counties (Frederick, Carroll, Howard and Montgomery counties). DONATIONS: Non-perishable food, gift cards to the grocery stores, as well as monetary donations.
Hours: Call first - Leave message and someone will return call promptly.
Eligibility: Low-income and needy residents of the Mt. Airy 21771 area.