GENERAL ASSISTANCE

American Red Cross

Phone Number: 1-800-229-8191

Website: http://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana

Description: Assists families with food, shelter, clothing, home repairs, and health needs in the event of flood, fire, or natural disaster; CPR training, swimming lessons, swimming instructor training, standard first aid, health and safety and pediatric first aid.

 

Catholic Charities, Houma-Thibodaux

Phone Number: (985) 876-0490

Website: http://www.htdiocese.org/pages/catholic-charities

Description: Emergency financial assistance for food, rent, and utilities; advocacy for people with disabilities, disaster relief.

 

Catholic Charities, River Parishes

Phone Number: (504) 457-3462

Website: http://www.lcdiocese.org/

Description: Emergency financial assistance for food, rent, and utilities; advocacy for people with disabilities, disaster relief.

 

Catholic Community Center, South Lafourche

Phone Number: (985) 632-6859

Website: http://htdiocese.org/catholic-community-center

Description: Emergency food, clothing, and medical assistance to individuals and families.

 

Department of Children and Family Services– Economic Stability Offices

Phone Number: (888) 524-3578

Website: http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=directory&tmp=detail&id=140

Description: Child care assistance, Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Find Work Program, food stamps, kinship care and subsidy program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and transitional assistance.

 

Community Action Agencies

Phone Numbers:

Convent (225) 562-2304

Cut Off (985) 632-3989

Franklin (985) 337-8703

Matthews (985) 537-7603

New Sarpy (985) 764-7944

Reserve (985) 536-4955 or (985) 536-7074

Thibodaux (985) 446-8427

Description: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), rent and utility assistance, weatherization, low-income home energy assistance.

  • Child/Adult Care Food Program– Nutritional program for reimbursement of meals served by child care provider for employed parents, parents in school or on-the-job training. Lafourche and Terrebonne children who qualify for the school lunch program.
  • Commodities– Distributes USDA commodities to eligible households.
  • Emergency Referrals and On The Job Training– Refers individuals for employment and on the job training for Job Training Partnership Act summer youth workers.

 

Council on Aging/Senior Centers

Andrew Johnson Center (Bayou Blue)(985) 876-1346

Convent(225) 562-2362

Cut Off Senior Center(985) 632-2171

Destrehan(985) 764-4359

Edgard(985) 497-3394

Gheens Senior Center(985) 532-0457

Golden Meadow Senior Center(985) 475-7701

Hahnville(985) 783-3008

Larose Senior Center(985) 693-4266

Luling(985) 785-1981

Morgan City Nutrition Site(985) 384-3324

New Sarpy(985) 764-2412

Norco(985) 764-7025

Patterson Senior Center(985) 395-4800

Raceland Senior Center(985) 537-3914

St. Mary Council on Aging(337) 828-4100 Ext. 323

Thibodaux Senior Center(985) 447-7146

V.H. Boudreaux Center (Lockport)(985) 532-5930

Ward 6/Wilbert Tauzin Center (Thibodaux)(985) 633-9823

Description: Provides congregate and home delivered meals, transportation, utility assistance, homemaker services, disease prevention and health promotion, respite for caregivers, personal care assistance, ombudsman, emergency unmet needs, recreation, socialization and education activities, outreach, information and assistance for senior citizens.

 

LA Workforce Commission Career Solutions/Work Connection, Houma

Phone Number: (985) 857-3638

Address: 8023 Main St. Houma, LA 70360

Description: They help to pay for tuition and book costs associated with certain vocational technical school classes and limited college level courses.

 

LA Workforce Commission Career Solutions/Work Connection, St. John Parish

Phone Number: (985) 652-3471

Description: They help to pay for tuition and book costs associated with certain vocational technical school classes and limited college level courses.

 

LA Workforce Commission Career Solutions/Work Connection, Thibodaux

Phone Number: (985) 446-3016

Description: They help to pay for tuition and book costs associated with certain vocational technical school classes and limited college level courses.

 

Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaChip)

Phone Number: 1-877-252-2447

Website: http://ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/222

Description: Health benefits for eligible children from birth up to age 19 years using special income amounts and fewer requirements than other Medicaid programs.

 

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)

Phone Number:

Lafayette (337) 262-5353

Lafourche Parish (985) 447-0809

Morgan City (985) 380-2448

River Parishes (504) 838-5180

Terrebonne Parish (985) 857-3790

Website: http://www.laworks.net/Homepage.asp

Description: Assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

 

Medicare Savings Program

Phone Number: 1-888-544-7996

Website: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/236

Description: Medicaid funded program that assists low-income individuals with Medicare by paying their monthly premium; other out-of-pocket expenses can be covered depending on income.

 

Our Lady of the Rosary– St. Vincent DePaul, Larose

Phone Number: (985) 693-3433

Address: 12911 East Main St. Larose, LA 70373

Description: Clothing distribution, support for bereaved families, and assist with utility bills for those who live in Larose up to the Valentine Bridge.

 

Salvation Army

Phone Number:

Houma (985) 262-1871

New Orleans (504) 899-4569

Description: Assists with crisis (utility assistance) and temporary lodging. Financial assistance, shelter, utility, rental assistance, clothing, fire and disaster assistance.

 

Social Security Administration

Phone Number: 1-800-772-1213

Website: https://www.ssa.gov/

Description: Provides financial assistance to persons with disabilities.

 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Houma

Phone Number: (985) 851-5687

Website: https://slls.org/

Description: Provides free legal aid for civil issues (Income guidelines apply).

 

South Central Louisiana Technical College

Phone Number:

Assumption and St. Mary Parish– (985) 380-2957

Lafourche Parish– (985) 447-0924 Ext. 101

St. James and St. John Parish– (985) 536-4418

Description: South Central Louisiana Technical College offers to WorkReady U program, which provides services for individuals seeking to obtain their General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, New Orleans

Phone Number: (504) 529-1000

Website: https://slls.org

Description: Provides free legal aid for civil issues (income guidelines apply).

 

St. Vincent DePaul, Houma

Phone Number: (985) 872-9373

Address: 107 Point St. Houma, LA 70360

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society, Lutcher

Phone Number: (225) 869-4700

Address: 2099 Railroad St. Lutcher, LA 70071

 

St. Vincent DePaul Tri-Parish Community Pharmacy Program

Phone Number: (985) 872-2253

Description: **CAN ONLY BE REACHED ON TUESDAY’S AND THURSDAY’S FROM 9AM-11AM** Redistributes medication that is donated by nursing homes to the indigent; only new prescriptions allowed- NO narcotics, pain killers, or birth control distributed; proof of monthly income and expenses of household required.

 

MEDICAL NEEDS

Children’s Special Health Services

Phone Number: (985) 447-0896

Address: 2535 Veterans Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301

 

Lady of the Sea General Hospital

Phone Number: (985) 632-6401

Address: 200 West 134 Place Cut Off, LA 70345

Website: http://www.losgh.org/

 

Ochsner Leonard J Chabert

Phone Number: (985) 873-2200

Address: 1978 Industrial Blvd. Houma, LA 70363

Website: https://www.ochsner.org/locations/leonard-j-chabert-medical-center/

 

Ochsner River Parishes Hospital

Phone Number: (985) 652-7000

Address: 500 Rue de Sante Laplace, LA 70068

Website: https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-health-center-river-parishes/

 

Ochsner St. Anne Hospital

Phone Number: (985) 537-6841

Address: 4608 Hwy 1 Raceland, LA 70394

Website: https://www.ochsner.org/locations-ochsner-st-anne

 

St. Charles Parish Hospital

Phone Number: (985) 785-6242

Address: 1057 Paul Maillard Rd. Luling, LA 70070

Website: https://www.ochsner.org/locations/st.-charles-parish-hospital/

 

St. James Parish Hospital

Phone Number: (225) 869-5512

Address: 1645 Lutcher Ave. Lutcher, LA 70071

Website: http://www.sjph.org/

 

Teche Regional Medical Center

Phone Number: (985) 384-2200

Address: 1125 Marguerite St. Morgan City, LA 70380

Website: http://www.techeregional.com/

 

Terrebonne General Medical Center

Phone Number: (985) 873-4141

Address: 8166 Main St. Houma, LA 70360

Website: https://www.tgmc.com/

 

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Phone Number: (985) 447-5500

Address: 602 N. Acadia Rd. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Website: http://www.thibodaux.com/

 

TRANSPORTATION

Amerigroup

Phone Number: 1-866-430-1101

Website: https://www.amerigroup.com

 

AmeriHealth Caritas

Phone Number: 1-888-913-0364

 

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Phone Number: 1-855-243-7624

Website: http://www.louisianahealthconnect.com/

 

St. Mary Community Action

Phone Number:

Franklin– (337) 828-5703

Morgan City– (985) 384-7446

 

United HealthCare

Phone Number: 1-800-864-6034

Website: https://www.uhc.com/

 

FOOD BANKS

Beacon Light Baptist Church of Houma

Phone Number: (985) 873-8795

Address: 4325 W. Park Ave. Gray, LA 70359

Hours of Operation:

  • 2nd Wednesday of the Month– 11A-2P

 

Bell Baptist Church

Phone Number: (985) 448-2348

Address: 2614 Hwy 1 Raceland, LA 70394

Hours of Operation:

  • 4th Thursday of the Month– 5P-7P
  • 2nd Saturday of the Month– 10A-12P

 

Central Lafourche

Phone Number: (985) 537-7706

Address: 2084 LA 182 Raceland, LA 70394

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday– 12:30P-3:30P
  • Wednesday– 9A-12P
  • Friday– 12:30P-3:30P

 

First Baptist Church

Phone Number: (985) 475-5490

Address: 183 Oakridge Dr. Golden Meadow, LA 70357

Hours of Operation:

  • 3rd Tuesday of the Month– call for times
  • Mobile Pantry

 

First Baptist Church of Grand Isle

Phone Number: (985) 787-3410

Address: 129 Cedar Ln. Grand Isle, LA 70358

Hours of Operation:

  • 1st Friday of the Month– 10A-5P
  • Mobile Pantry

 

Greater New Plymouth Rock Baptist Church

Phone Number: (985) 536-4215

Address: 110 NW 13th St. Reserve, LA 70084

 

Houma

Phone Number: (985) 851-5523

Address: 254 Magnolia St. Houma, LA 70360

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday– 9A-11:45P
  • Wednesday– 1P-3:45P
  • Saturday– 9A-11:45A

 

Moses Baptist Church

Phone Number: (985) 447-2218

Address: 1032 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Hours of Operation:

  • 4th Sunday of the Month– 9:15A-11A

 

New Vision Christian Community Church

Phone Number: (985) 655-3787

Address: 1949 LA 182 Raceland, LA 70394

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday– 9A-12P
  • Saturday– 9A-12P

 

Promise of Life Worship Center

Phone Number: (985) 446-5547

Address: 701 Hickory St. #B Thibodaux, LA 70301

Hours of Operation:

  • 3rd Wednesday of the Month– 2P-4P

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of GNO

Phone Number: (504) 734-1322

Address: 700 Edwards Avenue Harahan, LA 70123

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday-Friday– 8A-4P

 

St. Charles Social Concerns

Phone Number: (985) 785-1216

Address: 1601 Paul Maillard R. Luling, LA 70070

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday- Thursday– 9A-12P

 

St. James Catholic Church

Phone Number: (225) 265-4210

Address: 6613 LA-18 St. James, LA 70086

Hours of Operation:

  • Last Friday of the Month– 11A-2P

 

St. John Ministry of Care

Phone Number: (985) 652-2729

Address: 217 W. 5th St. Laplace, LA 70068

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday– 9A-2P
  • Friday– 9A-2P

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Phone Number: (985) 869-4700

Address: 2099 Railroad St. Lutcher, LA 70071

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday– 9A-11A
  • Thursday– 9A-11A

 

United Methodist Church

Phone Number: (985) 764-8292

Address: 1905 Ormond Blvd. Destrehan, LA 70047

 

Food for Families

Phone Number: 1-800-522-3333

Description: Provides a 40 lb. box of food for families with children under the age of 6, expectant mothers without WIC, and seniors 60 years and older. (Income guidelines apply)

 

Housing/Shelter

Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity

Phone Number: (985) 447-6999

Address: 800 Jackson St. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Website: http://www.bayouhabitat.org/

Description: Provides families an opportunity to own their own homes. Services both Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.

 

Bayou Vista Baptist

Phone Number: (985) 395-3070

Address: 411 Field Rd. Morgan City, LA 70380

Website: http://www.bvbch.org/

Description: Contact for hotel voucher program. Transients only.

 

Beautiful Beginnings Centers HOMELESS SHELTER

Phone Number: (985) 580-8105

Address: 300 Bond St. Houma, LA 70360

Description: Provides a shelter for homeless males and females 18 and older with as many children up to age 17 and enrolled in school. A 3 month program intended to build self-sufficiency. Guidelines apply.

 

Berwick Housing Authority

Phone Number: (985) 385-1546

Address: 2751 Fifth St. Berwick, LA 70342

Website: http://berwickhousingauthority.com/

 

Bunk House Inn, INC. HOMELESS SHELTER

Phone Number: (985) 637-6088 or (985) 876-9976

Address: 8424 Main St. Houma, LA 70361

Description: Provides a homeless transit shelter with bunk beds and washroom. Meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Worship services on Thursday. Cost per person averages $10.00 per night.

 

Chez Hope

Phone Number: (337) 828-4200

Address: 801 Main St. Franklin, LA

Website: http://chezhope.org/

Description: Provides shelter for domestic violence victims.

 

Dorothy B. Watson Community Center

Phone Number: (504) 736-6480

Address: 1300 Myrtle St. Metairie, LA 70003

Description: The aim of the JeffCAP is to empower as many individuals and families of Jefferson Parish who are disabled, elderly, young, or economically disadvantaged. To this end, the Dorothy B. Watson Community Center makes many services available to residents of Metairie, LA. The Dorothy B. Watson Community Center provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, and medical services. The Center distributes food supplies, and offers educational and recreational activities.

 

Elizabeth Square and Elizabeth Towne Apartments

Phone Number: (985) 537-7070

Address: 100 Sycamore St. #49 Raceland, LA 70394

Website: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/Louisiana/Raceland/Elizabeth-Square/31282

Description: Housing program based on income.

 

ESG Housing and Utility Program

Phone Number: (504) 468-7588

Address: 2100 3rd Street Ste. 8 Kenner, LA 70062

Website: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/esg/esg-requirements/

Description: Provides rent/mortgage and utilities assistance. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30A-4:30P

 

Fairview

Phone Number: (985) 395-6750

Address: 1101 Southeast Blvd. Morgan City, LA

Description: 28 day substance abuse treatment facility for men and women.

 

Green Oaks Apartments

Phone Number: (985) 447-5422

Address: 135 Meadow Cir. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Description: Housing program based on income.

 

The Haven

Crisis Line 24 hours for Domestic Violence(800) 915-0045

Crisis Line 24 hours for Sexual Assault(800) 777-8868

Phone Number: (985) 872-0757 Houma Main Office/Counseling

(985) 438-1238 Lafourche Office

Address: P.O. Box 4279 Houma, LA 70361

Website: http://www.havenhelps.org

Description: Offers therapeutic counseling, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups and education for women and children who are victims of family, sexual or domestic violence or rape.

 

Housing Authority of Houma

Phone Number: (985) 876-4755

Address: 7491 W. Park Ave. Houma, LA 70364

Website: http://hthousing.org/

Description: HTHA owns, operates and maintains 517 units of public housing in 2 separate properties in Houma (Bayou Towers and Senator Circle). Under the Low Rent Housing Assistance Program, residents pay monthly rent based on their income and the level of assistance they need.

 

Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish

*Does not include city limits of Thibodaux

Phone Number: 1-800-527-2793 or (985) 537-5289

Address: 3920 Peggy St. Raceland, LA 70394

Description: Administers Section 8 housing assistance and low-income housing programs for families, elderly persons, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Housing Authority of St. James

Phone Number: 1-800-527-2793 or (225) 869-3278

Address: 2627 N. King Ave. Lutcher, LA 70071

Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

Description: Administers Section 8 housing assistance and low-income housing programs for families, elderly persons, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Housing Authority of St. John

Phone Number: (985) 652-9036

Address: 152 Joe Parquet Cir. Laplace, LA 70068

Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

Description: Provides low-income site housing in St. John Parish (HUD funded).

 

Housing Authority of Thibodaux

Phone Number: (985) 447-2904

Address: 1425 Eagle Dr. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Website: http://www.ci.thibodaux.la.us/departments/housing/index.asp

Description: Provides low-income site housing in Thibodaux (HUD funded).

 

Lockport Elderly Housing

Phone Number: (985) 532-8137

Address: 907 Justin St. Lockport, LA 70374

Description: Housing program based on income.

 

Miracle Care Group Home

Phone Number: (504) 994-3630

Address: 436 Marvin Garden St. Laplace, LA 70068

Description: Provides a homeless transit shelter with bunk beds and washroom, meals daily. 8 beds, clients attend skills groups and mental health groups. Transportation is also provided to other appointments.

 

Morgan City Housing Authority

Phone Number: (985) 384-5118

Address: 336 Wren St. Morgan City, LA 70381

Website: http://morgancityhousingauthority.com/

Description: There are 306 units available in the Public Housing Authority Developments. MCHA also has Section 8 vouchers. This Section 8 program is a federally funded program administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Morgan City. The Section 8 Program, often referred to as the Housing Assistance Program (HAP), is designed to help low and moderate income families rent privately-owned housing. The rental subsidy known as a housing assistance payment is paid directly to the property owner or designated payee each month. This program is available to a limited number of families and allows them to pay approximately 30% to 40% of their income towards their monthly rent. The program pays the balance of the rent directly to the landlord in the form of a monthly check.

 

Nicholls State University Women’s Resource and Services Office

Phone Number: (985) 448-4080

Address: P.O. Box 2067 Thibodaux, LA 70301

Website: https://www.nicholls.edu/wrso/

Description: Domestic Violence resource

 

Normandy Village

Phone Number: (985) 652-6399

Address: 1500 Calias Dr. Laplace, LA 70068

Website: http://lowincomehousing.credio.com/1/9802/Normandy-Village-II

Description: Normandy Village II is located in Laplace, LA. This Low Income Housing (LIH) project has been in service since 1988 and has a total of 36 low income units, which is slightly less than other LIH properties.

 

Options for Independence

Phone Number: (985) 868-2620

Address: 5593 LA 311 Houma, LA 70360

Website: http://optionsforindependence.com/

Description: Vocational supports and intensive case management for individuals with severe emotional/behavioral disorders, life skills training, mentoring for adolescents; supporting children and adults with disabilities with transitional housing, permanent housing, transportation services, child care and other services to maintain independence in the community.

 

P.A.C.T Place Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center

Phone Number: (985) 532-4390

Address: 710 Church St. Lockport, LA 70374

Website: http://www.lpso.net/pactplace

Description: Families that have a history or potential for domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking can use this location as a safe place for their children to visit with the non-custodial parent. It is also a safe location to drop children off who would be visiting the non-custodial parent for the weekend.

 

Patterson Housing Authority

Phone Number: (985) 395-3736

Address: 409 Grout St. Patterson, LA 70392

Description: Has a total of 128 units in 9 locations in the town, several of which are only a few units on scattered sites. The larger of the development contains 50 units on contiguous site, all of which are duplexes.

 

START Corporation

Phone Number: (985) 879-3966

Website: https://www.startcorp.org/Housing.html

Description: Offers individuals with mental, physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges an opportunity for independence/self-reliance. Services may include social skills training for persons who are chronically mentally ill, a drop-in center, a transitional living center, a homeless shelter and housing assistance. The New Start for Veterans Program provides transitional housing for homeless men and women veterans.

 

St. Charles Parish Department of Community Service-West Bank

Phone Number: (985) 783-5030

Address: 14996 River Road Hahnville, LA 70057

Website: http://www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/departments/community-services

Description: Provides assistance to low income, elderly, handicapped and/or other disadvantaged residents of St. Charles Parish programs and services including weatherization, commodity distribution, emergency assistance, and energy assistance. Hours: 8:30AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday.

 

St. Charles Parish Housing Authority

Phone Number: (985) 758-2601

Address: 200 Boutte Estates Dr. Boutte, LA 70039

Description: Administration of Section 8 rental assistance program for low-income families, public works projects.

 

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

Phone Number: (985) 868-5050

Address: 8026 W. Main St. Houma, LA 70360

Website: http://www.tpcg.org

Description: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance.

 

Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development

Phone Number: (985) 446-7217

Address: 112 St. Mary St. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Website: http://www.ci.thibodaux.la.us/departments/housing/index.asp

Description: Administration of Section 8 rental assistance program for low-income families and public works projects.

 

Waverly Plantation Apartments

Phone Number: (985) 446-2705

Address: 800 Winder Rd. E #11 Thibodaux, LA 70301

Description: Housing program based on income.

 

We Care 4 U Elderly Group Home

Phone Number: (985) 447-6999

Address: 3017 Yorketown Dr. LaPlace, LA 70068

Description: We Care 4 U Elderly Group Home is committed to meeting the changing needs of mature adults while providing peace of mind to family members. The goal is to offer quality individualized care that foster a high level of independence to all our clients.

 

Willow Wood Manor

Phone Number: (985) 447-8710

Address: 1002 Plantation Rd. Thibodaux, LA 70301

Description: Housing program based on income.