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Thensted Center

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile 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


St Landry Parish Health Unit

Address:
178 Sunset Strip
Sunset, LA 70584

Map & Directions

(3 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


Hope is the parent of faith.

-- Cyrus A. Bartol

Living Water Christian Center

Address:
946 S Bullard St
Opelousas, LA 70570

Map & Directions

(8 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

(8 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


Community Investors Inc.

Address:
137 N Main St
Church Point, LA 70525

Map & Directions

(11 Miles 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


AcadianaCares

Address:
809 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 233-2437

Website:
http://www.acadianacares.org/

Services:
Provides Care Coordination and Management for all program services to HIV positive individuals within service area:Information: AIDS Hotline, Community Resource Referral, Street Outreach, Community EducationPrevention: Educational Workshops, Street Outreach, HIV Testing, Hospital VisitationHealth: Dental Care, Drug Reimbursement, Health insurance Reimbursement, Physician Linkage, Massage Therapy, HIV and AIDS Education, Medication AssistanceCounseling: Mental Health and Substance AbuseTreatment: Mental Health and Substance AbuseNutrition: Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals, Holiday Food and Gift BasketsDay or Respite CareTransportationResource Library: Client Resource Room, Computer, Internet AccessSupport Groups

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


Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.

-- Leonard Cohen

The Salvation Army's Men's Shelter/Offices

Address:
212 6th St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 235-2407

Website:
http://salvationarmyalm.org/lafayette/

Services:
Serves hot evening meal to anyone in need.

Hours:
Sun Sat 4pm-6pm

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of food


Southwest Louisiana Education

Address:
1005 Jefferson St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 232-4357

Services:
Operated by FoodNet The Greater Acadiana Foodbank. FoodNet Distribution Center (FDC), formerly known as Gethsemane Food Pantry, provides food for those in need.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (232-HELP Intake) Tue Wed Fri 10am-1pm (Food Pantry Distribution By Appointment)

Eligibility:
Individuals and Families with low income within coverage area


United Christian Outreach Inc

Address:
422 Carmel Dr
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 234-0162

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).


St. Joseph's Diner

Address:
613 W Simcoe St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 235-4972

Website:
http://www.catholicservice.org/diner.html

Services:
St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 150 lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the home-bound.

Lunch is served from 11:00am until 11:50am 364 days a year. (Closed on Mardi Gras)
Food and financial donations, as well as a host of volunteers, sustain the diner

ST. JOSEPH DINER BREAD PANTRY (see program for more details) also offers bread, sweets, nonperishable food, and holiday food baskets for low-income elderly. Emergency Food Boxes are also distributed through the bread pantry.

Hours:
Office: M - F, 8am-5pm
Lunch: Sunday-Saturday 11-11:50am

Eligibility:
All for meals; must be 55+ and meet federal poverty income guidelines for commodities, breads and sweets, and holiday baskets.

Documents To Bring:
Fill out application forms. Must have current picture ID.
Call 232-HELP / LA 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 232-4357) for Emergency Food Assistance.


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