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Shepherd Center


Contact
1400 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 448-3752


Description
The Shepherd Center is an ecumenical ministry of churches, synagogues and religious organizations in Rapides Parish. We are a ministry of last resort for persons experiencing economic distress.
Shelter
FOOD

Hours
Applications for Assistance:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm - Food Pantry

Eligibility
Proof of income, picture ID, copy of lease, proof of disconnect notice.

Documents Required
May apply in person, except for those needing utility assistance(must phone in for appointment).

Area Served
Rapides County

Hope House


Contact
5115 S MacArthur Dr
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 487-2061


Description
This is a transitional housing program for women and their children.
Homeless Shelter

Hours
Office: 8am-4pm
Emergency: 24 hours

Eligibility
Adult: Female, verifiable homelessness, 18 years old, mentally competent to set and achieve goal of self-sufficiency; Child: 0-16 years, male or female, must accompany homeless parent. Proof of homelessness required.

Documents Required
Please call for intake process information.

Area Served
Rapides County

Renaissance Home For Youth


Contact
6177 Bayou Rapides Rd
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 473-0530


Description
Renaissance is a non-profit community receiving home for juveniles in need of protection and correction.
Detention: secure care for juveniles accused of delinquent acts until their trial and placement.
Shelter Care: a safe haven for abused, neglected, runaway and throwaway kids.
Group Home: long term treatment and rehabilitation for children who deserve a second chance.
Aftercare: follow up on each child to keep kids on track.

Hours
24 hour facility, 7 days a week.

Eligibility
None.

Documents Required
Admissions process.

Area Served
Rapides County

Pinecrest Developmental Center: Pinfold Anne MD


Contact
100 Pinecrest Dr
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 641-2000


Description
This center is a 24 hour intermediate care facility for adults in Pineville, Louisiana.

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

Eligibility
Must have diagnosis of mental retardation or developmental disability.

Documents Required
Intakes are handled through Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

Area Served
Rapides County

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Extension Service Office


Contact
513 8th St
Colfax, LA 71417
(318) 627-3675


Description
Provides informal education though home visits, conferences, publications and media in the latest information/research in home economics in the areas of: financial planning and family resource management, clothing and textiles, nutrition and family life. All services are educational only in agriculture and home economics.

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

Eligibility
None.

Documents Required
Anyone.

Area Served
Grant County

Family Support Office


Contact
3683 S First St
Jena, LA 71342
(318) 992-4181


Description
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 Required
Applications must be completed and return before phone interview.

Area Served
La Salle County

Christian Care & Share Center


Contact
129 W Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-8041
Description
Provides food to the needy (supplied by food pantry), household goods and furniture (based on availability) as well as clothes, help with rent and utility bills, transportation for emergencies and other emergency needs in urgent situations.

Food drop-off centers are Northside Civic Center on N. Soileau.

Hours
M & Th, 8A-12P

Eligibility
Serves the needy of all ages based on income meeting Fed. poverty guidelines

Documents Required
Application required; documents needed are verification of resources and income; food stamp documentation

Area Served
Evangeline County

First Baptist Church


Contact
111 E Court St
Winnfield, LA 71483
(318) 628-3544


Description
Collects used uniforms and take them to local schools.

Hours
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday ; 9:40 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Sunday.

Eligibility
In need of school uniforms.

Documents Required
None.

Area Served
Winn County

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Council of the Aged


Contact
211 E Main St
Winnfield, LA 71483
(318) 628-2186
Description
Services to the 60 population of Winn Parish congregate meals, home bound meals, information and assistance, telephoning, transportation.

Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Eligibility
Age 60 years of age or married to someone 60 years of age and older.

Documents Required
At the office or a home visit depending on services needed.

Area Served
Winn County

St Francis Center


Contact
625 8th St
Mamou, LA 70554
(337) 468-3559


Description
Keywords: Clothing Food Assistance Thrift Shop

St. Francis Center helps the needy with food and clothing and operates a thrift store.

Hours
TU & TH, 8A-12P

Eligibility
Mamou needy residents

Documents Required
Application is required for food along with proof of income and food stamp sheet (if any).
Through application; documentation needed are proof of income and expenses, food stamp sheet, Security Number

Area Served
Evangeline County

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