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Caldwell Baptist House of Hope


Contact
103 Adams St
Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-4673
Description
Clothing and food ministry.

Hours
9 am - 2 pm Thursdays & Fridays

Eligibility
Need photo ID, proof of residence, income (for food only).

Documents Required
Walk-in

Area Served
Caldwell County

Good Samaritan of Franklin Inc


Contact
2320 West St
Winnsboro, LA 71295
(318) 435-3979
Description
Faith-based ministry that provides food, clothing Household items are provided to those who have had a disaster or other emergency situation.

Hours
8 am - 12 Noon, Tuesday and Thursday

Eligibility
Clothing - live, work, or go to church/school in Franklin Parish.

Food - *Families in crisis situations such as house fires.
*Elderly singles with limited income or $75 or less in Food Stamps;Once every 3 months.

Household items - For persons in disaster/emergency situations;

Documents Required
Walk in; Documentation required:
Clothing: ID (Driver's License or Social Security Card) and proof of income;
Food - ID, proof of income, Food Stamps or referral from Office of Family Support.
Disaster victims need referral from Red Cross or fire report;

Area Served
Franklin County

Omcap


Contact
4001 Jackson St
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 322-7151


Description
1.Community Services-Includes referral services to other agencies, blood pressure checks, glaucoma screening, self-defense classes, exercise classes, organizing neighborhood watch, elderly activities, family planning counseling, distress counseling and referrals, volunteer income tax assistance.
2.Utility Assistance-(gas or electric)for low-income, elderly or handicapped people. Recipients must be residents of Ouachita Parish, bring 3 previous months energy bills & certification of household income before completing an application.
3.Housing Counseling-Provides income counseling to HUD owners/renters. Counselor will aid the recipient in communication with mortgage-holders or renters. Appointment is necessary and personal interview is mandatory. Seminars with speakers from area banks/mortgage companies.
4.Medicaid Enrollment-Assists individuals in applying for Medicaid. Contact Thelma Robinson.
5.Emergency Assistance-Provides payment of rent; mortgage payments for clients who need this assistance and do not qualify for medical card.
6.Community Food & Nutrition Program-Food pantry for emergency food needs for clients who are in process of qualifying for Food Stamps and also for those who do not qualify for Food Stamps.
7.Income Tax Preparation
8.First Time Home Buyers Program - educational classes to help low-income purchase a home; will match funds up to a certain amount.
9.Individual Development Account(IDA)
10.Prescription Payment Assistance - for low income persons by appointment only, available once every 6 months
11 Weatherization Program

Hours
8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility
See individual services

Documents Required
Telephone

Area Served
Ouachita County

Ray of Hope


Contact
1935 Winnsboro Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 322-9244
Description
1.Food
2.Clothing
3.Household items
4.Disaster relief
5.Counseling
6.Education ministry.
Accepts school clothing.

Hours
9 am - 4 pm, Monday & Wednesday
9 am - 12 pm, Saturday & Sunday

Eligibility
Proof of income & ID - Services Ouachita and surrounding areas for clothes & household goods. Only serves food for Ouachita parish.

Documents Required
Walk-in; Telephone

Area Served
Ouachita County

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Community Soup Kitchen


Contact
219 Plum St
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 325-7218


Description
Provides a hot noon meal 3 days a week; distributes clothing.

Hours
11:30 noon - 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Eligibility
Anyone

Documents Required
Sign in

Area Served
Ouachita County

Grace Place Ministries


Contact
1600 Jackson St
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 361-9702


Description
Serve lunch from 11:30-1 Mon/Wed/Fri; Can receive up to one bag of food a month and able to shop in clothing store. Bible study ministry for children Thursdays at 3:30; After school tutoring.

Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Monday,Wednesday,Friday

Eligibility
Open to the public

Documents Required
Walk-in

Area Served
Ouachita County

Ray of Hope Administration


Contact
214 Reagan St
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 651-2030
Description
Provides food and also assists families that have experienced tragedy like a fire, flood, loss of job, etc.

Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday

Eligibility
Income qualify

Documents Required
Picture ID and proof of income

Area Served
Ouachita County

Ouachita Parish School System


Contact
100 Bry St
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 432-5000


Description
Program whose mission is to ensure homeless children the right to a quality education. Services include:
1 Identifies homeless children and youth
2 Assists homeless students with school
enrollment.
3 Provides school uniforms, school supplies and some fees.
4 Provides tutorial services and summer
programs.
5 Provides referrals to various family services.
6 Provides referrals to counseling,
medical/dental services.
7 Helps obtain records for school
admission/birth certificate fees.

Hours
8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility
Families with children living: in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground; on the street; in an
abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; or doubled up with friends or relatives because individual housing cannot be found or afforded.

Documents Required
Telephone

Area Served
Ouachita County

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Christian Community Ministries


Contact
322 Harrison St
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 325-8467
Description
1.Clothing - given upon request. Guidelines used are 3-4 outfits per adult, 2 outfits per child. Coats are given on request.
2.Food - given upon application and evaluation.
3.Prescription Assistance - given upon verification of request.

Hours
9 am - 12 pm, Monday - Friday
9 am - 11:30 am (Interview hrs)

Eligibility
Emergency only.

Documents Required
Interviews are conducted between the hours of 9 am - 11:30 am.

Area Served
Ouachita County

Salvation Army


Contact
105 Hart St
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 325-1755


Description
Lodging, meals, clothing, supportive services including referrals to area agencies depending on clients needs for up to 14 days in a six month period.

Hours
24 hours/7 days week

Eligibility
Upon entering the shelter, a form to obtain a background check is given and must be conducted at the Monroe Police Dept. before entering facility for the night. NO FEE for background check. Breathalizer conducted nightly on each adult. NO drugs/alcohol allowed.

Time limit for entrance:
Weekday Nights (Sunday - Thursday)
Females 7:00 pm
Males 8:30 pm

Weekend Nights (Friday & Saturday)
Females 8:00 pm
Males 9:30 pm

Documents Required
Varies with programs.

Area Served
Ouachita County

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