Housing Assistance In franklin, LA And Vicinity

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St Mary Parish Public Works

Filed Under

Contact
500 Main St
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-4100

Description
keywords: I&R aging council on aging homemaker services food assistance transportation medical transportation elderly medical alert senior recreation telephone reassurance utility assistance medicaid enrollment personal care attendant respite care
St. Mary Council on Aging provides the following services: homemaker services, home delivered meals, nutrition service, congregate meals, public transportation, nutrition education, information and assistance, outreach, medical alert, recreation, wellness, visiting, telephoning, utility assistance, Medicaid enrollment and personal care attendant Activities and services of St. Mary Council on Aging are open to Senior Citizens 60 years of age and older of St. Mary Parish without regard to race, color or national origin. The National Family Caregivers Support Program provides respite care to caregivers of the elderly ($2/hour donation is requested to offset the cost)

Hours
8:00am-4:30pm/Monday-Friday

Eligibility
Senior Citizens 60 years of age or older of St. Mary Parish

Documents Required
Complete LA Independent Living Assessment and screening; call for information

Area Served
Saint Mary County

St Mary Community Action Committee Assn Inc

Filed Under

Contact
1407 Barrow St
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-5703

Description
keywords: transportation medical transportation rental assistance utility assistance food emergency food emergency shelter foreclosure first time homebuyers loan mortgage counseling foreclosure counseling
St. Mary Community Action Agency is a private non-profit 501c3 agency dedicated to providing quality services to the families and communities of St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes.

Hours
M-F, 8A-4:30P

Eligibility
Low income; Call for specific program information

Documents Required
Call for program information

Area Served
Saint Mary County

St Mary Outreach

Filed Under

Contact
608 1st St
Morgan City, LA 70380
(985) 385-0525

Description
St. Mary Outreach Inc. is an emergency service center which helps individuals and families who have an emergency need due to illness, loss of income from lack of hours or job loss, or death with food, hygiene, household items, rent and utilities, shelter family, car seats for infants, gas vouchers, emergency dental and medical care, medications, clothing, formula, Ensure, adult and baby diapers and a large referral system.
Rental Payment Assistance Utility Assistance

Hours
9:00am-12:00pm / Monday-Friday

Eligibility
Anyone in St. Mary Parish

Documents Required
Call for information

Area Served
Saint Mary County

Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center

Filed Under

Contact
432 Bank Ave
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 369-6384

Description
keywords: food assistance clothing assistance rent utility assistance temporary lodging gasoline prescription medication assistance individual counseling family counseling milk fund
The Social Service Center helps Iberia parish residents with milk, food, spiritual counseling, clothing, rent and utility payment assistance, temporary lodging, burials, medicine and gasoline for transients
Must be at the front door when they open at 9:00 AM or at 1:00pm to be helped -- First come, first served until their daily limit is reached. Must bring evidence of income or lack of income, rent receipt and all utility bills and food stamp program sheet.

Hours
M-Th, 9A-12P & 1-2:30P

Eligibility
Serves anyone in need. Those on social sercurity, food stamps, unemployed or under-employed and others.

Documents Required
Must bring rent receipt, all utility bills, proof of income, food stamp award letter

Area Served
Iberia County


Solomon House

Filed Under

Contact
520 Center St
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 364-7798

Description
Keyword: food pantry emergency financial assistance rent payment utility assistance
Solomon House is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of Epiphany and offers a Brown Bag Program every Tuesday morning at 7:00am-9:00am A bag of groceries is given to whoever is at Solomon House on Center Street.
Assistance for utilities, medication, and rent is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment, an individual must call on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday 10am-11am ONLY.
Referrals are no longer provided by United Way of Iberia.
Enfamil and diapers are available under the Nutrition Program.
An Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Hours
Food distribution: T, 7am
Office: T, 7am-12pm; W & Th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Eligibility
Poverty guidelines apply for emergency food and financial assistance

Documents Required
For financial assistance: Call on 2nd or 3rd Tues of month 10am-11am ONLY.
For food box: Line up by 7am with ID, proof of household income.

Area Served
Iberia County

Iberia Parish Council On Aging

Filed Under

Contact
126 W Washington St
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 367-1556

Description
keywords: I&R aging council on aging transportation elderly meals on wheels senior recreation medicaid application transportation medical food for families/seniors utility assistance commodities pap long term care ombudsman programs telephone reassurance senior volunteer medical alert personal care attendant medical equipment/supplies medication assistance
The Council on Aging offers the following programs:
Material Aid - providing aid in the form of food and/or goods such as clothing, medical equipment, utility assistance.
Case Management - Activities include assessing needs, developing care plans, authorizing services, arranging services, coordinating the provision of services among providers, follow-up and re-assessment.
Congregate Meals - Serving hot, nutritionally balanced meals in a community setting throughout the planning and service area. These meals satisfy social as well as nutritional needs.
Home Delivered Meals - Delivering nutritionally balanced hot meals to the homebound frail or disabled elderly.
Homemaker/Housekeeping - Providing light housekeeping to those unable to afford or care for their homes themselves.
Information and Assistance - Provides the individual with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities.
Nursing Home Ombudsman - Ensuring that residents of Long Term Care Facilities receive the quality of care and quality of life to which they are entitled.
Outreach - Identifying isolated and hard to reach individuals in order to assist them in gaining access to needed services.
Senior Employment - The goal of this phase of the program is to train older persons for placement in paid positions within community jobs Persons must be 55 years of age to qualify.
Telephone Reassurance - Contacting individuals by phone on a routine basis to determine physical status, to provide comfort and help.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP volunteers serve through non-profit, and public community organizations Anyone 55 or older, retired or semi-retired, is eligible to become a RSVP volunteer, whatever level of education, experience or income.
Medicaid Enrollment Center - Applications are taken for Medicaid which is a federally funded program that provides health care coverage to persons within certain groups based on income and resource limits set by Congress.
Medical Alert - Providing Emergency Response System to older persons.
Transportation - transporting older persons to such necessary services as medical, social security, banking, grocery shopping, and other basic essentials.
Senior Health Information: promotes understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care Insurance.
Prescription Assistance: determines an older individual's need for prescription assistance and provides funding for this medication.
Personal Care Assistance: to persons having difficulties with daily activities, such as dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring in and out of bed.
Nutrition Counseling and Education: provides guidance to individuals who are at nutritional risk and promotes better health by providing accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition, physical fitness or health (as it relates to nutrition) information and instruction.
Utility Assistance: determines an older individual's need for utility assistance and provides needed financial assistance.
Material Aid: issues assistive devices and other goods, such as walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items.
Family Caregivers Support: offers relief to the caregiver responsible for the constant care of an adult 60 years or older. Care is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Wellness: activities designed to support and/or improve the older persons mental and/or physical wellbeing, such as exercise, health screening, flu shots, blood pressure checks.
Recreation: provides individual and group activities that promote social interaction and wellbeing.
Visiting: visits in the home of elder individuals providing comfort, encouragement, listening and fellowship.

Hours
M-TH, 8A - 3:30P; F, 8A-3P

Eligibility
Iberia parish resident 60 years or older; priority given to low-income minority with greatest social & economic needs

Documents Required
Call for an assessment; proof of income and other documentation needed; call for information

Area Served
Iberia County

Iberia Community Action Center

Filed Under

Contact
722 Walton St
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-8151

Description
Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
Rapid Re-Housing - provides case management and some financial assistance for homeless individuals who meed HUD guidelines.

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

Eligibility
Must meet poverty guidelines for general services.
For Rapid Re-Housing, must be homeless and meed HUD guidelines

Documents Required
Contact Office

Area Served
Iberia County

South Louisiana Electric Co-Op

Filed Under

Contact
2903 Lake Palourde Rd
Amelia, LA 70340
(985) 876-6880

Description
Co-op Cares Program

Hours
7:30am - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am - 4:30pm Friday

Eligibility
Residents of St. Mary, St. Martin, Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Assumption

Documents Required
Call for information

Area Served
Saint Mary County


Assumption Council On Aging

Filed Under

Contact
166 La-1008
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-7961

Description
Information & Assistance, Transportation, Homemaker Services, Recreation Services, Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, Emergency Response Systems, Case management, utility assistance, outreach, telephoning and material aid
Medicaid application center.

Hours
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility
60 years old and older, except for transportation which is open to anyone.

Documents Required
Initial assessment needs to be completed for some services.

Area Served
Assumption County

Assumption Parish Housing

Filed Under

Contact
4807 La-1
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-2026

Description
Commodities Distribution Program assists in obtaining food for low-income individuals or families.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)- Assists individuals with direct payment of heating and cooling bills.
Assist senior citizens with food.
Section 8 Rental Housing allows low-income families to obtain safe and sanitary rentals following standards set forth by the Federal Government.
Weatherization Program

Hours
M-F, 8A-4P

Eligibility
Eligibility will vary by program.

Documents Required
Call to schedule an appointment.

Area Served
Assumption County