Financial Assistance/Utility Assistance
Catholic Services of Acadiana: 337-235-4972
Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana
Monsignor Sigur Center: 337.235.4972 ext. 190
Offers resources for individuals and families in financial crisis. We serve both impoverished families and individuals, as well as people experiencing homelessness. Households facing an involuntary situational crisis can apply for financial assistance with utility bills, rent/mortgage, funeral expenses, bus fare, medical needs and rehousing assistance for people living in shelters and on the streets.
New Life Center: 337.948.3161
Located in Opelousas, provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for up to 52 homeless women and their children each night. New Life Center also provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless female veterans, with our without children. Residents are provided with shelter and services for up to two years while working towards self-sufficiency. All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing. It is located at 411 E Landry St., Opelousas, LA 70570
St. Joseph Shelter for Men: 337.233.6816
Provides emergency shelter for up to 32 homeless men in a dormitory setting per night. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing. It is located at 425 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501
St. Michael Center for Veterans: 337.233.6816
The center is an emergency and transitional housing program for up to 20 homeless male veterans with supportive services, including substance abuse recovery, access to mainstream services, education, employment and housing placement, operating in conjunction with the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. It is located at 425 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
St. Joseph Diner: 337.235.4972
Prepares and serves free lunch meals from 11:00 am - 11:50 am every day to anyone who is hungry. St. Joseph Diner only requires that individuals seeking a meal treat each other, volunteers and staff with respect and dignity. Emergency food boxes are distributed to individuals in crisis who are accessing an emergency pantry for the first time. Visit the Volunteer Calendar to choose a day to come in and experience St. Joseph Diner. In addition to providing cost-effective fresh ingredients, the garden offers an opportunity for hands-on learning with community volunteers. The diner is located at 613 W. Simcoe, Lafayette, LA 70501
Stella Maris Center: 337.235.4972 ext. 193
The center is a hygiene facility that provides a place for homeless individuals to take a shower, use the restroom, do laundry, and take care of other basic hygiene needs. Through partnerships with other local organizations, Stella Maris Center connects homeless individuals with additional resources to assist them as they find a way to regain housing. The center is located at 615 W. Simcoe Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services: 1-888-524-3578
Provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health
Provides assistance to families to help pay for the child care needed in order to work, or attend school or training
Provides temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families who need assistance for children
Provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents
Child Support Enforcement Services
Provides parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child and/or medical upport orders and collection and distribution of child support payments
LaCAP is a food assistance program for Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years of age and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Disch- De Clouet Social Service Center: 337-369-6384
A non-profit organization that serves the poor and needy of Iberia Parish with immediate assistance for critical and basic human needs. Hours of Operation: Monday –Thursday They take the first 15 people when they open the doors at 9 a.m. and 1p.m. each day.
Acadiana Legal Services: 337-237-4320
Our attorneys and paralegals provide advice and representation to low-income residents of the following parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion, and Vernon.
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court: 337-291-6400
City clerk’s office
Lafayette Drug Court: 337-291-5410
A specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug- using offenders through a supervision treatment program.
Adult Drug Court: 337-291-5410
Drug Court is a specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug-using offenders through supervision a treatment program. The program includes frequent drug-testing, case management, substance abuse counseling, treatment, educational opportunities, judicial supervision and incremental rewards and punishment.
Juvenile Drug Court: 337-291-5410
Our program is a unique partnership between the criminal justice system and treatment communities that provide adolescents an opportunity to lead crime-free, drug-free lives.
Lafayette Parish Correctional Center: 337-236-5400
The parish jail for Lafayette located in downtown Lafayette.
Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers: 337-237-4700
Provides free civil legal services for those who qualify financially.
Lafayette Probation and Parole: 337-262-5444
Protect public safety by providing for the investigation and supervision of adjudicated adult offenders through the enforcement of legal statutes.
Lafayette Traffic Court: city 337-291-8720 parish 337-291-6370
The Traffic Department is responsible for the filing of all traffic citations.
U.S. Office for Civil Rights: 1-800-368-1019
The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination. Through prevention and elimination of unlawful discrimination, the Office for Civil Rights helps HHS carry out its overall mission of improving the health and well-being of all people affected by its many programs.
Arc of Acadiana- Lafayette Parish: 337-234-7254
The Arc of Acadiana provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, helping tom provide them an opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential.
Faith House: 337-232-8954
A private non-profit organization for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The program consists of: a shelter, a non-residential program, a transitional housing program, a permanent supportive housing program, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and a public education program.
Family Promise of Acadiana: 337-233-3447
An organization providing shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes.
Freedom House: 337-408-3339
Drug addiction treatment center
Lafayette Low Income Housing: 337-233-1327
Low income housing listing service
J & K Hope Center: 337-334-4799
Housing and treatment for homeless men with alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness ( Dual Diagnoses). Other services offered include: case management, life skills training, counseling, and transportation.
Lighthouse Shelter for Women: 337-289-9141
A women’s shelter where women and their families can stay up to six months and are supported and guided in rebuilding their lives back to self-sufficiency. Through The Outreach Center's comprehensive services, the Lighthouse works to provide positive outcomes for shelter residents.
Maison de Goodwill: 337-406-8500
Residential Community for senior citizens
Maison de Rayne: 337-334-0142
Residents must be age 18 or older, have a physical disability, and fall within HUD guidelines.
New Life Center: 337-948-3161
Emergency shelter and transitional housing for women and their children. Residents are provided with shelter and services for up to two years while working towards self-sufficiency. All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing.
Opelousas Lighthouse Mission: 337-948-8865
A faith based emergency shelter and transitional living facility for men.
Oxford Houses: 1-800-689-6411 or 504-430-8554
Sober living for men and women.
USDA Rural Development Programs: 337-262-6601
Affordable housing program to qualified applicants..
SMILE Family shelter: 337-234-3272
Provides shelter for families in need.
St. Joseph’s Men’s Shelter: 337-233-6816
Provides emergency shelter for up to 32 homeless men in a dormitory setting per night. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing.
St. Michael’s Center for Veterans: 337-233-6816
An emergency and transitional housing program for up to 20 homeless male veterans with supportive services, including substance abuse recovery, access to mainstream services, education, employment and housing placement, operating in conjunction with the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Healing House: 337-234-0443
Provides support and education for grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana Community
Hospice of Acadiana: 337-232-1234
Is a local non-profit organization of compassionate, well-trained professionals, support staff, and volunteers who provide a comprehensive program of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction to persons with life-threatening conditions and their families.
St. Joseph Hospice: 337-233-1131
Provide peace, comfort and dignity to as many terminally ill patients and their families as possible.
Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.: 337-233-2437
The mission of Acadiana CARES is to address the issues associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and provide education and services for HIV prevention and care for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Services offered include: case management, red ribbon medication assistance, oral health care, transportation assistance, financial assistance, food bank, housing opportunity, health insurance program, counseling, outreach activities, support groups, and prevention materials.
Lafayette Community Health Clinic: 337-593-9208
A non-profit organization that provides quality outpatient health care for the eligible working uninsured and develops and provides programs to address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships.
Lafayette Health Unit: 337-262-5616
Provides quality outpatient healthcare for the eligible working uninsured.
Louisiana Medicaid and La Chip and Bayou Health program: 1-877-252-2447
Provides medical coverage for Louisiana residents who qualify
St. Bernadette’s Clinic: 337-470-3460
Services are coordinated through this clinic to provide chronic care, follow-up care of other illnesses and healthcare problems, dental care, eye care referrals, community pharmacy referrals for medication assistance and resources for other types of needs.
University Hospital and Clinics: 337-261-6000
A full-service, acute care hospital
Tyler Mental Health: 337-262-4100
Offers a range of group counseling and treatment services for individuals and families who suffer from substance abuse. The center also provides medication and crisis management and psychiatric and psychological evaluation services. It offers a variety of mental health rehabilitation, day treatment and case management solutions.
Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service (CUPS): 337-234-4848
Staffed by volunteers and available by appointment only services offered include: clothing and household goods, community care, financial assistance, volunteer services, food and meals, and information and referrals.
ExtraMile Clothes Closet: 337-237-2090
Clients come to the clothes closet through referrals, and all clothing and other items are distributed free of charge.
Food Net: The Greater Acadiana: 337-232-3663
A non-profit food bank dedicated to providing food to those in Lafayette Parish who have a genuine need.
Provides clothing at a low cost
Hand Up Thrift (HUT): 337-704-4444
Thrift store that also accepts all donations (no big appliances)
Salvation Army: 337-235-2407
Services include a soup kitchen from 4-5 and an emergency homeless shelter for men.
Goodwill Job Connection Center: 337-769-7650
An information and referral program that is a gateway to services for persons in search of employment and resources. Services include GED preparation, crisis assistance, and a work readiness program.
Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center: 337-262-5601
Offer job search and resume assistance, evaluation of interests, skills and work preferences as well as providing labor market and demand job information.
Lofton Staffing Services: 337-269-0500
Denmar Staffing: 337-237-6043
LCL Staffing: 337-572-8367
Westaff Business Staffing Solutions: 337-993-5737
Link Staffing Service: 337-237-6331
Premier Staffing Inc.: 337-896-4140
Elwood Staffing: 337-235-2242
Offshore Services of Acadiana: 337-706-7800
Advantage Staffing: 337-237-4723
1st Choice Personnel: 337-269-6253
Labor Ready Inc.: 337-262-4890
Savard Staffing: 337-235-7707
Labor Finders: 337-593-0101
STOP Program: 337-236-5440
Sheriff's Tracking Offender Program (STOP) was designed for early identification of offenders' individual needs. It also allows for placement of those in appropriate program.
Re-Entry Program: 337-231-6365
The Reentry Program includes intervention strategies that will help deter the recidivism of offenders
Transitional Work Program: 337-236-3901
The LPSO Transitional Work Program allows approved offenders an opportunity to work and provide for their families
Alternative Sentencing Program: 337-231-6365
A program hosted at the Community Corrections Campus that utilizes GPS offender tracking and Daily Reporting programs for offenders.
Acadiana Recovery Center (ARC): 337-236-5446
Provides inpatient chemical dependency services for adults 18 years and older. Methods of payment: cash, insurance or sliding scale fee.
Acadiana Recovery Center Out –Patient Services: 337-236-5446
Acadiana Addiction Center: 337-233-1111
Private pay or private insurance. Outpatient counseling for chemical dependency, gambling, depression, anxiety, and marriage and family problems
Acadia Vermillion Hospital: 1-800-821-2567
Fees based on services provided. Inpatient/Outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment for adolescent males and females.
Free services for family members of those who have a chemical dependency problem. Meetings which share experiences, strength and hope.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 337-991-0830
Alcoholism Treatment Program
Alternative Outpatient Services: 337-234-0830
Outpatient substance abuse treatment. Special programs for DUI/DWI offenders and criminal justice clients. Self payment and private health insurance.
Center for Psychiatric Solutions: 337-233-2400
Fees are based on services provided, outpatient psychiatric services.
Oceans Behavioral Hospital: 337-237-6444
Provides inpatient psychiatric care, and outpatient group therapy.
Tyler Mental Health: 337-262-4100
Offers services that include family support services, crisis management, and day and psychosocial rehab.
Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic (LADAC): 337-289-8595
Sliding scale fees based on annual income and number of dependents. Provide assistance and treatment for alcohol, drug, and gambling abuse or addiction.
Lafayette Consolidated Government: 337-291-8200
Narcotics Anonymous: 337-406-1300
Free service for individuals with narcotics addiction.
Cajun Area Agency on Aging: 337-572-8940
Assists individuals 60 and older and disabled individuals 21 and older
Activity Center for Seniors age 55 and older and disabled adults 21 and older in Lafayette area
Lafayette Council on Aging: 337-262-5990
Social Services Organization
Love Inc.: 337-981-6775
Volunteer based organization that aides with multiple needs of an individual *Referral Preferred*
Rosehouse Health and Wellness Center: 337-291-5444
Physical and recreational activities for citizens 55 years or older
Eye Care America: www.eyecareamerica.org
Provides medical and surgical eye care to citizens 65 years or older or those without insurance and pre-existing conditions.
Social Security Administration: 1-888-619-4771
Social Security to those who are: worker who paid FICA taxes; worker who is retired, disabled, or spouse of a deceased worker; spouse, child or parent of worker. Supplemental security to those who are: age 65, blind or disabled; limited income and resources.
Disabilities/ Special Needs:
Affiliated Blind of Louisiana: 337-234-6492
Offers vocational assessment, peer counseling, training in areas of Braille, keyboarding, orientation and mobility, home and personal management, computers and adaptive technology, job readiness training.
Families Helping Families: 337-984-3458
Assists individuals with disabilities and their families
Goodwill of Acadiana: 337-261-5811
Provide services that help people with disabilities and disadvantaged to maintain competitive employment within the community
Provides early intervention, housing, and client development
Acadiana Area Human Services District Developmental Disability Office: 337-262-5610
Offers social, religious, recreational services, supportive counseling to persons with disabilities and families. Services include courses for the deaf and blind, job readiness training and placement.
Abuse: Mental, Physical, or Sexual:
Cadence of Acadiana: 337-593-8899
Case management for the elderly, MR/DD, EPSDT, infants through 3 years and children’s choice.
Family Violence Intervention Program: 337-232-2440
Assists families with domestic violence
Hearts of Hope: 337-269-1557 or 337-233-7273
Children’s advocacy center, sexual abuse response center and sexual assault
Safety Net for Abused Persons(SNAP): 337-367-7627
Domestic violence service providing safety and support to abused women and children
New Start Center: 337-394-8559
Domestic violence shelter
A Pregnancy Center and Clinic: 337-232-5509
Offers pregnancy test and counseling. Abortion alternatives. No charge
Big Brothers and Sisters of Acadiana: 337-269-0454
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one on one relationships that change their lives for the better forever.
Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana: 337-268-9555
Mentoring, after-school programs and summer camps
Child Care Assistance: 1-888-524-3578
Provides a percentage of childcare expenses for working parents/guardians and those attending school
Juvenile Assessment Center: 337-231-6365
Provide continuous monitoring of the youth’s progress through a recommended course of action.
Leadership and Resiliency Program: 337-231-6365 ext. 4241
A mentoring intervention program that promotes student success and engagement, within the school environment, through relationship building and systematic use of data.
Milestones: 337-231-6365 ext.4240
The Milestones Program addresses substance abuse issues of adolescents between the ages of 13-17. The program works to develop strategies to living a life without drugs.
Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center: 337-291-7130
A low security correctional facility
Lafayette Teen Court: 337-232-5977
Program serves approximately 250 youth in the 15th Judicial District (Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion Parishes); providing anger management, life skills, parenting classes, truancy prevention and a summer workshop to the participants.
Volunteers of America: 337-234-5715
Provide life-changing services to abused and neglected children, early childhood education providers, low-income seniors, families in crisis, individuals living with mental illness, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS
Family Tree: 337-981-2180
Offers educational seminars, counseling services, lending library, divorce and separation issues, and transportation loans.
Lafayette Parish School Board: 337-521-7000
A public institution that provides elementary and secondary education.
South Louisiana Community College: 337-521-9000
A public institution offering general education and associate degree programs.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 337-482-1000
A public institution of higher education offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees.
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