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Vernon Council On Aging

Address:
200 N 3rd St
Leesville, LA 71446

Map & Directions

(22 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 239-4361

Website:
http://lamapp-vcoa.com

Services:
Vernon Council on Aging is geared toward assisting the elderly to remain independent as long as possible by providing as many services as possible.
Food for seniors includes: Lunch served, as well as home delivered meals.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Must be age 60 years or older to qualify for services.

Documents To Bring:
Home Delivered Meals: In home assessment must be completed by a case manager.
Utility assistance (limited basis): Must provide proof of bill that has not been paid.


Vernon Community Action Council

Address:
1307 S 5th St
Leesville, LA 71446

Map & Directions

(22 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 239-4457

Services:
The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency administers a statewide program to assist qualified; low income families to meet the needs of their household energy bills.

Eligibility:
Eligibility for LIHEAP Assistance is based on the applying household total monthly gross income. Applications are processed ona first come first serve basis and payments are made on behalf of the qualified households until funds are exhausted. Eligibility is limited to one payment per a thirteen month period.

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person and fill out a LIHEAP Application. Households can apply one time per year.


Allen Action Agency Inc

Address:
505 7th Ave
Oberlin, LA 70655

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 639-4348

Website:
http://allenactionagency.org

Services:
Provides assistance to low income persons within Allen Parish. Head Start, Weatherization Program, Energy and Rent Assistance through United Way, LIHEAP, Food Bank, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Information and Referral, Tutorial Program, and a Needy Christmas Program.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Low income families.

Documents To Bring:
Application process.


St John Bosco Catholic Church

Address:
1301 Sampson St
Westlake, LA 70669

Map & Directions

(40 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 433-2467

Website:
http://www.stjohnboscochurch.com/

Services:
(I & R Specialists, please check Resource Contact Notes, Target Populations, Eligibility Requirements, AND Intake / Application)

This is a local Catholic church in Westlake, Louisiana.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm.
Friday 8am-12pm .

Eligibility:
None. For Assistance: MUST be a resident / citizen of Westlake, or a parishioner if in Sulphur.

Documents To Bring:
None. For Assistance: Contact the church main phone # if Eligibility Requirements are met.


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

-- James Allen

St Henry Catholic Church

Address:
1021 8th Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 436-7223

Website:
https://sthenry.church/

Services:
This is a local Catholic church in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm, 1pm 4:30pm
Friday 8am-12pm.

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.


St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

Address:
5495 Elliott Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 478-3845

Website:
http://www.stmartindeporres-lc.org

Services:
Catholic Church
Part of Manna Ministries

Hours:
Office Hours - 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m.
Adult Catechism

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.


Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church

Address:
3939 Lake St
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 477-1236

Website:
http://www.olqh.org

Services:
This is a local Catholic church in Lake Charles, Louisiana which provides assistance to the population within it's church boundaries.

Furniture is for Fire and Hurricane Victims ONLY!

Hours:
Office: Monday - Wednesday 9am-11am; Friday 9am-11am no calls for assistance taken on Thursday

Eligibility:
Residents within the church boundaries. For Furniture and General Furniture Provision, the Target Population Served is for Fire and Hurricane Victims ONLY!. Check out your MAP for Geographical eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Over the phone only during hours of operation (9am-11am)


Catholic Charities

Address:
1225 2nd St
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 439-7436

Website:
http://www.lcdiocese.org

Services:
The mission of the Catholic Charities Diocese Lake Charles is to provide help to those in need.

Disaster Relief Services

Also assists with Identification cards.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC Identification Card Payment Assistance can only be received by those who have an official letter of intent to hire them written by the hiring company.

Air conditioners for the disabled and senior citizens only. Call to be put on a list.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ( VITA ) Site
APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY
Provide Free electronic income tax preparation. Provide Financial aid education for low to moderate income households. Help consumers learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child Tax Credit

Food Pantry available 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm

Catholic Service Center Dept of Social Services
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana Diocese of Lake Charles

Catholic Service Center Department of Social Services.
CCDLC
C.C.D.L.C.
CCDOLC
C.C.D.O.L.C.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm. Closed 12:30-1:30

Eligibility:
A caseworker will discuss eligibility in a telephone interview.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR ANYONE WHOSE 2011 INCOME WAS AROUND $50,000 AND IS A U.S. CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT.

Documents To Bring:
Application/screening process. Those applying for financial assistance must call 1-337-439-7436 on MONDAY to submit an application. Once the application is complete, a staff member at Catholic Service Center will call to discuss eligibility for assistance. Appointments only, no walk-ins.
Those applying for financial assistance must call 337-439-7436 on Monday immediately after 9:00 a.m. to submit their name. A caseworker will return their call and complete a telephone application to determine their eligibility. Once the calendar for appointments is full , all callers will be asked to call back the following Monday. A limited number of appointments are reserved for emergencies. Clients with the following emergency situations may call on any day during office hours: Utility Disconnects, Home Evictions, Funeral or Burial Expense Needs, Prescription Drug Expense Needs, Emergency bus transportation. needs.

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


Dogs, pigs and goats can't go to Heaven.

-- Christ

Cameron Council On Aging

Address:
951 LA-384
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 905-6000

Website:
http://parishofcameron.net

Services:
To provide a wide array of services for persons age 60 and above to help them remain in the comfort of their own homes.
Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Health Information and Referral, and Transportation.

*Disaster*

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Eligibility:
60 years of age and older, resident of Cameron parish.

Documents To Bring:
Complete an assessment for the family needs, must have copy of driver's license or proof of residency.


Cameron Community Action Agency

Address:
965 LA-384
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 598-5158

Services:
To eliminate the causes of poverty and provide individuals with independence, pride and the ability to care for themselves and their families through self help programs and emergency assistance activities. Skills Training, Head start, After School Pregnancy Prevention Program, LiHEAP Utility Assistance, FEMA Utility Assistance, Emergency Utility and Medicine Assistance, Commodities, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Information and Referral.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Eligibility:
Cameron resident, call for more information.

Documents To Bring:
Please call the office for more information.


People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

-- David H Comins

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