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2nd Annual Acadiana Special Outreach Guide 2nd Annual Acadiana Special Outreach Guide
With much excitement, we are blessed to bring to you our 2nd Annual Special Edition Outreach Guide, thanks to our Issue Sponsor, Thibodeaux Inspection... 2nd Annual Acadiana Special Outreach Guide

With much excitement, we are blessed to bring to you our 2nd Annual Special Edition Outreach Guide, thanks to our Issue Sponsor, Thibodeaux Inspection Services, along with all our Guide Page Sponsors and wonderful monthly supporters. 

So why produce this guide again this year with new, additional resources?  

Because thanks to God and all of you, last year’s resource guide was shared and requested and utilized in exactly the ways we had prayed it would be—pastors, counselors, teachers, nonprofits and more referred to the guide to help those in need, and it was given out to the most vulnerable in our communities as a way to give them hope, and help them find all the amazing resources we know exist right here in Acadiana! We know prayer works, but as in the story of Moses and Aaron, sometimes we need those around us to help hold our arms up in support, when we want to continue to praise Him, but have exhausted our own strength and energy.  

Be that support for someone today, and as you share His love and grace, share a copy of this resource to give them the tools to connect with others in our community who will do the same!    

Here is the full guide below, divided by category of help offered. Please share this link on social media and with those you believe could really use it today!

 

ABUSE HELP & SUICIDE PREVENTION (MENTAL, PHYSICAL, OR SEXUAL) 

Louisiana Domestic Abuse Hotline

1-888-411-1333

 

Cadence of Acadiana—337-593-8899

www.cadencela.org; Case management

for the elderly, MR/DD, EPSDT,

infants through 3 years & children’s choice

 

Family Violence Intervention Program

337-232-2440, www.fviplafayette.com;

Assists families with domestic violence

 

KIDLINE

1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373)

Anonymous, free helpline for parenting

info, phone counseling, referrals

to community resources, help for victims

of child abuse and info on Louisiana’s Safe

Haven Law

 

The Family Nurturing Center of Louisiana

225-925-9520

www.nurturingparenting.com/fncla.html

Family-centered trauma-informed initiative

designed to build nurturing parenting skills

as an alternative to abusive and neglecting

parenting and child-rearing practices

 

Faith House of Acadiana

1-888-411-1333,

www.faithhouseacadiana.com; For

survivors of domestic violence & their

children; emergency shelter, non-residential

program, transitional housing program,

permanent housing program, 24-hour crisis

line, a public education program

and two Family Justice Centers

 

Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center

337-828-4200

chezhope.org

24-Hr Crisis Line, 7 days/wk, 365 days/yr;

Linked to the LA State Domestic Violence

Crisis Line, emergency shelter and safe

placement available 24/7 also

 

Hearts of Hope—337-269-1557;

local RAPE CRISIS HOTINE at

337-233-7273, www.theheartsofhope.org;

Children’s advocacy center, sexual abuse

response center and sexual assault

 

New Start Center—337-394-8559

www.newstartcenter.org; Services are

available free of charge to all physically

or emotionally abused women, men and

their children

 

StrongHearts Native Helpline

1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

www.strongheartshelpline.org

Safe domestic violence and dating

violence helpline for American Indians

and Alaska Natives, offering

culturally-appropriate support and

advocacy

 

Stalking Resource Center

1-202-467-8700

victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center/

For practitioners and victims, provides

diverse resources, including information

about federal, state, tribal, and military

stalking statutes, a guide to online resources,

practitioner profiles, and more

 

LaFASA – LA Foundation Against

Sexual Assault

lafasa.org/main/survivor_services
888-995-7273

Support/assistance to anyone affected

by sexual violence through our statewide

crisis hotline, info/referral services,

connecting survivors with local resources,

and some direct advocacy services

 

The Kitchen Table—337-889-0221

www.thekitchentablecounseling.com;

Offers free suicide prevention by

licensed counselors to any person in need

 

The Jacob Crouch Foundation

337-234-1828; www.jacobcrouch.org;

Counseling for those struggling with depression,

families struggling after suicide, and caregivers;

suicide awareness and prevention educational

programs

 

National SUICIDE PREVENTION

HOTLINE—1-800-273-TALK (8255)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Veteran Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1;

Text to 838255; online at

www.veteranscrisisline.net

 
Hopeline
1-800-442 HOPE (4673)

Veteran’s peer support line
1-877-Vet-2Vet (838-2838)

Teen to teen peer counseling hot line
1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)

Grad student hotline
1-800-GRADHLP (472-3457)

Post-partum depression hotline
1-800 PPD-MOMS (773-6667)

 

CANCER SERVICES

American Cancer Society Lafayette

337-237-3736, www.cancer.org then local offices;

Resources: educational programs, support groups,

cancer survivors online support network and more

 

Miles Perret Cancer Services—337-984-1920

www.milesperret.org; Resources: emotional support,

guidance, programs and hope; comprehensive and

always at no charge; no appointment necessary,

no qualifications

 

SurviveDAT

SurviveDat.org; Louisiana’s Young Breast Cancer Survivor

Network, with mission to help improve quality of

lives for young breast cancer survivors, their family

and friends

 

Slemco: Operation Round-Up

(337)896-5384; Grants available for some of your expenses.

 

Cancer Care—1(800) 813-HOPE (4673)

Offers financial assistance if you qualify

 

DISABILITIES/SPECIAL NEEDS

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana—337-234-6492

www.affiliatedblind.org; 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

 

Arc of Acadiana-Lafayette Parish—337-234-7254

www.arcofacadiana.org/locations/lafayette; Services for

persons with developmental disabilities; opportunity to

develop, participate and live life to fullest potential

 

Families Helping Families—337-984-3458

www.fhfacadiana.org; Assists individuals with disabilities

and their families

 

Goodwill of Acadiana—337-261-5811

www.lagoodwill.com/faqs; Services helping people with

disabilities/disadvantaged with competitive employment

in the community

 

LARC—337-984-6110

www.lafayettelarc.org; Provides early intervention,

housing, and client development

 

Acadiana Area Human Services District

Developmental Disability Office—337-262-5610

www.ahsd.org/Contacts; Offers social, religious,

recreational services, supportive counseling to persons

with disabilities and families; courses for the deaf/blind,

job readiness training and placement

 

Maison de Rayne—337-334-0142

www.lagoodwill.com/housing; Residents must be age

18 or older, have a physical disability, and fall within

HUD guidelines

 

Southwest Louisiana Independence Center (SLIC)

Lafayette—337-269-0027; Lake Charles—337-477-7194;

Leesville—337-238-1972 (www.slic-la.org)

 

Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures, LLC

(225) 715-9581, www.trinitydisabledadventures.com;

Provides outdoor activities & all-inclusive adventures for

those with disabilities, including fishing trips, hunts & more

 

DISASTER RELIEF

RestoreLA—1-866-735-2001

www.restore.la.gov

 

Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

1-828-262-1980, www.samaritanspurse.org

 

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

1-800-634-2462

www.namb.net/southern-baptist-disaster-relief

 

Eight Days of Hope

1-662-844-6934

www.eightdaysofhope.com

 

American Red Cross of Louisiana

www.redcross.org then Local;

Lafayette—337-234-7371,

Lake Charles—337-478-5122,

Baton Rouge—225-291-4533

 

Second Harvest Food Bank—337-237-7711

www.no-hunger.org; Leads fight against hunger

in South Louisiana by providing food access,

advocacy, education, and disaster response

 

ELDERLY RESOURCES

Cajun Area Agency on Aging—337-572-8940

www.cajunaaa.org; Provides leadership, planning,

assessing and monitoring services in eight parishes

including Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette,

St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion

 

EyeCare America

www.eyecareamerica.org; Provides medical and

surgical eye care to citizens 65 years or older or

those without insurance and pre-existing conditions

 

Greenhouse—337-291-5458

www.lafayettela.gov, then CommunityDevelopment/

HumanServices/Pages/Senior-Center;

Exercise classes, bingo, line dancing, computer classes,

horticulture class, potlucks, intergenerational activities,

safety driver classes and informational luncheons

 

Lafayette Council on Aging—337-262-5990

www.laf-coa.org; Advocacy on behalf of the

elderly population of the Parish of Lafayette

 

Maison de Goodwill—337-406-8500

www.lagoodwill.com/housing; Residents must be

age 62 or above and fall within HUD income guidelines

 

Rosehouse Health and Wellness Center

337-291-5444, www.lafayettela.gov, then

CommunityDevelopment/HumanServices/

Pages/Senior-Center; Health talks, exercise

equipment room, chair volleyball, bingo,

line dancing and exercise classes

 

The Art Studio—337-291-5458

www.lafayettela.gov, then

CommunityDevelopment/HumanServices/

Pages/Senior-Center; Classes in painting,

porcelain art, arts and crafts, community puzzle table

 

Hospice of Acadiana—337-232-1234

www.hospiceacadiana.com; Comprehensive program

of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction

to persons with life-threatening conditions and their

families

 

Heart of Hospice—(337) 232-8159

www.heartofhospice.net

 

EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS SERVICES

Goodwill Job Connection Center

337-769-7650, www.lagoodwill.com/job-connection-cjro;

Information/referral program, gateway to services for

employment and resources; GED preparation, crisis

assistance, and work readiness program

 

La Workforce Commission Lafayette Business

and Career Solutions Center—337-262-5601

www.laworks.net; Job search and resume assistance,

evaluation of interests, skills and work preferences,

labor market and demand job information

 

Labor Finders—337-593-0101

www.laborfinders.com

 

Labor Ready Inc.—337-262-4890

www.chamberofcommerce.com/lafayette-la

 

Savard Staffing—337-235-7707

www.savardgroup.net

 

1st Choice Personnel—337-269-6253

www.1stchoicepersonnel.net

 

Advantage Staffing—337-237-4723

 

Denmar Staffing—337-237-6043

www.denmarstaffing.com

 

Elwood Staffing—337-235-2242

www.elwoodstaffing.com

 

Link Staffing Service—337-237-6331

www.linkstaffing.com

 

Lofton Staffing Services—337-269-0500

www.loftonstaffing.com

 

Premier Staffing Inc.—337-896-4140

www.premierstaffing.org

 

Manpower—337-431-7134

www.manpower.com

Offshore Services of Acadiana—337-706-7800

osa.bz/apply.html

 

Spherion—337-269-0508

www.spherion.com

 

Westaff Business Staffing Solutions—337-993-5737

www.westaff.com

 

FINANCIAL/UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Links to various financial & other assistance resources:

www.financial-assistance.us/state/louisiana

www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/louisiana_assistance_programs.html

www.suntopia.org/lafayette/la

 

Assist Agency

www.assistagency.org

Crowley 337-788-7550; Jennings 824-7800;

Abbeville 898-9554; To raise standard of living,

improve the quality of life for economically-challenged

individuals, families, and communities in SW Louisiana

 

Disch-De Clouet Social Service Center

337-369-6384,

www.dischdeclouetsocialservicecenter.org;

Serves the poor/needy of Iberia Parish, immediate

assistance for critical and basic human needs

 

LIHEAP Louisiana—1-888-454-2001

www.icantpaymybill.com/liheap-louisiana;

Help for low-income families/individuals in

LA for paying off past-due energy bills; federal

program to support residential heating/cooling costs;

program pays directly to utility companies

 

Louisiana Department of Child & Family Services

1-888-524-3578 or 337-262-5111, dss.louisiana.gov;

Includes the following 6 services:

1) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

(formerly Food Stamps), Monthly benefits helping

low-income households buy food needed for good health

 

2) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP),

Family help to pay for the childcare needed

in order to work, or attend school or training

 

3) Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP),

Temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income

families who need assistance for children

 

4) Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP),

Cash assistance for eligible children who reside

with qualified relatives other than parents

 

5) Child Support Enforcement Services,

Parent locator and paternity establishment services,

assistance to establish/enforce child and/or medical

support orders and collection and distribution of

child support payments

 

6) Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP),

Food assistance program for LA residents at least 60 years old,

receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

 

Monsignor Sigur Center—337-235-4972

www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/monsignor-sigur-center;

Resources for financial crisis, impoverished families and

individuals, homeless; financial assistance with utility bills,

rent/mortgage, funeral expenses, bus fare, medical needs and

rehousing assistance for people living in shelters and on streets

 

St. Landry Community Action—337-948-3651

www.stlandryparish.org/department/community-action-agency;

Only as funds are available for St. Landry Parish

 

S.M.I.L.E. Community Action Agency—337-234-3272

www.smilecaa.org; Assistance for low-income clients with

job counseling, training, computer skills, housing services,

rent assistance, food assistance, immunizations, etc

 

Social Security Administration—1-888-619-4771

www.ssa.gov; 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/resources

 

United Christian Outreach—337-234-0162

www.financial-assistance.us/listing/la_united-christian-outreach;

Clothing, partial utility payments, food, prescription expense

assistance to qualifying individuals

 

Trinity Debt Management

1-877-987-0840

www.christiandebtcounselors.net/debt/consolidation

 

The Rock Financial Group

337-593-3195

www.therockfinancialgroup.net

 

FOOD/CLOTHING/HOUSEHOLD NEEDS

Links to various resources:

www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/lafayette_parish_food_pantries.html

 

Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service (CUPS)

337-234-4848, www.facebook.com/CUPS; Staffed by

volunteers, appointment only; clothing and household goods,

community care, financial assistance, volunteer services,

food and meals, information and referrals

 

Food Net/Food Bank of Lafayette—337-232-3663

www.foodnetlafayette.org; Food bank dedicated to

providing food to those in Lafayette Parish who have

a genuine need

 

Hand Up Thrift (HUT)—337-704-4444

www.handupthrift.com; Thrift store

 

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity ReStore

337-371-6030, www.restorelafayette.org;

new and gently used building materials,

furniture and other home goods

 

Martin Luther King Recreation Center

337-291-5561, www.suntopia.org/provider/14524.php;

Facility used for social activities, government surplus

commodity distribution, senior citizen programs, etc.

 

Midtown Jeans & Tees—337-534-8217

www.arcofacadiana.lpages.co/midtown-jeans;

Clothing at low cost

 

Salvation Army—337-235-2407

www.salvationarmyalm.org; Services include

a soup kitchen, emergency homeless shelter

for men and clothing vouchers for thrift shop

 

St. Joseph Diner—337-235-4972

www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/st-joseph-diner;

Open 364 days-a-year to prepare/serve three meals a

day to individuals/families experiencing poverty

and homelessness in Acadiana

 

St. Landry Community Action—337-948-3651

www.stlandryparish.org/department/community-action-agency;

Food distribution serving St. Landry Parish

 

Second Harvest Food Bank—337-237-7711

www.no-hunger.org; Leads fight against hunger

in South Louisiana by providing food access,

advocacy, education, and disaster response

 

Slemco Operation Round Up—337-886-3367

www.slemco.com/community/operation-round-up-grants-for-the-needy;

Funds raised are used to provide grants for a variety

of needs including eye glasses, hearing aids, handicap

modifications, wheelchair ramps, medicine and food;

not used to pay for home repairs or utility bills.

 

SOFA (Service, Outreach, Furniture, Acadiana)

337-451-0226, www.sofaoutreach.org;

Provides free furniture to those who have suffered

significant loss

 

Solomon House—337-364-7795

www.solomonhouse.org;

Provides food assistance for Iberia Parish

 

Progressive Community Outreach—337-234-0123

www.suntopia.org/provider/14755.php; Food pantry,

tutoring, HiSET/GED testing

 

Goodwill—337-769-7650

www.lagoodwill.com/retail-stores; Thrift stores

 

FOSTER CARE/ADOPTION SERVICES

Foster the Love Louisiana

337-205-2155

fosterthelovela.org

Supporting families and individuals who

have chosen to serve children in need of care,

to reduce the burden and stress, increase

retention and simultaneously create a better

experience for children in foster care

 

Foster Friends Acadiana

337-205-8005

fosterfriendsacadiana.org

Raising public awareness about need for

foster and adoptive families for children

and provide unexpected blessings for the

foster children in Acadiana at Christmas

time, for their birthday, and throughout the year

 

Louisiana Fosters

LouisianaFosters@la.gov

http://www.louisianafosters.la.gov/

State-wide campaign focused on LA’s children,

sponsored by First Lady Donna Edwards to link

government, faith, non-profit, business and

community to create united support for our state’s

foster care system.

 

Louisiana Heart Gallery

www.louisianaheartgallery.com

Passionate people who target the faith-based
community to raise awareness for foster care

adoption and finding forever families for

children waiting to be adopted in Louisiana

 

Adopt US Kids

888-200-4005

www.adoptuskids.org/adoption-and-foster-

care/how-to-adopt-and-foster/state-

information/louisiana

Providing licensing requirements for foster/

adoption, costs to foster/adopt, post-adoption

support services, agency contact and orientation

info, info on LA’s children

 

GRIEF

The Christian Counselors at 117 Heymann Boulevard

Ninette G. Cormier, LPC; 337-366-1005,

ninettegcormier@gmail.com; Grief, loss & transitions;

for children, adolescents and adults

 

Healing House—337-234-0443

www.healing-house.org; Support/education for

grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana

community

 

Hospice of Acadiana—337-232-1234

www.hospiceacadiana.com; Comprehensive program

of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction

to persons with life-threatening conditions and their

families

 

St. Joseph Hospice—1-844-200-1104,

Lafayette 337-233-1131, www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/about-us/st-joseph-hospice;

Peace, comfort and dignity to terminally ill patients and families

with supportive care in-home; full range of hospice services

in the patient’s or caregiver’s home, senior living communities,

assisted living, skilled nursing care facilities, and their own hospice

care homes; Services LA, MS, S.E. TX and S. AL

 

The Carpenter House—1-844-200-1104,

Lafayette 337-233-1131, www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/about-us/carpenter-house;

A home-like inpatient hospice facility offering comfort,

end-of-life care and symptom management, along with

respite care, to relieve hospice primary caregivers; For those

facing terminal illnesses who need around-the-clock attention;

Services Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans & Gulfport, MS

 

HEALTHCARE/CLINICS

Links to various clinics:

www.freeclinics.com/cit/la-lafayette

 

Homedica HouseCalls—1-844-414-2072

www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/about-us/homedica;

Treatment of physicians/nurse practitioners to patients unable

to comfortably leave home, primary care visits provided, and

are covered by Medicare Part B/most major insurance companies;

Services Louisiana and South Alabama.

 

Lafayette Health Unit—337-262-5616

Quality outpatient healthcare for the eligible,

working but uninsured

 

Leading Healthcare of LA—1-(888) 569-9111,

Lafayette 337-236-9111, www.lhcla.com; In-home

care services for disabled, the elderly and their

families; Lafayette location offers art/music therapy;

Service areas throughout Louisiana.

 

Louisiana Medicaid and La Chip and Bayou Health

program—1-877-252-2447; Medical coverage for LA

residents who qualify

 

St. Bernadette Community Clinic—337-470-3460

www.ourdesrmc.com/location/st-bernadette-clinic-1;

Treatment for acute illness, women’s health, STD testing,

dental services and medication assistance

 

University Hospital and Clinics—337-261-6000;

A full-service, acute care hospital

 

SWLA Center for Health Services

Lafayette—337-769-9451

www.swlahealth.org/swla-lafayette; Medical assistance

based on income & sliding fee scale;

In Crowley, Lafayette, Lk. Charles, and Oberlin

 

Tyler Mental Health—337-262-4100

Group counseling/treatment services for

individuals/families with substance abuse; provides

medication and crisis management, and psychiatric

and psychological evaluation services; mental health

rehabilitation, day treatment & case management solutions

 

HIV/AIDS

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.—337-233-2437

www.acadianacares.org; Addresses issues and provides

education/services for HIV prevention and care for those

living with/affected by HIV/AIDS; 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

 

HOUSING

Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition—318-443-0500

www.cenlahomeless.org/housing-resource-center; In

eight parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant,

LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn

 

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity—337-261-5041

www.habitatlafayette.org; Global, nonprofit

housing organization operated on Christian principles

seeking to put God’s love into action by building homes,

communities and hope

 

Lafayette Housing Authority—337-233-1327

www.thelha.com/housing; Low income housing

 

Rebuilding Together—337-291-9910

www.rtacadiana.wordpress.com; Home repairs/renovations

for homeowners unable to make necessary improvements to

homes due to financial hardship, age, or disability; for parishes

of Lafayette, Iberia, Acadia, and Vermilion

 

USDA Rural Development Programs—337-262-6601

www.rd.usda.gov; Affordable housing program for

qualified applicants

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Louisiana Coalition Against

Human Trafficking

985- 373-4446

lacaht.org

Faith-based 501(c)3 non profit

created to alleviate human trafficking

in LA through community education,

government agency training, and

victim rescue and rehabilitation

at the Free Indeed Home

 

LA Dept. of Children & Family Services

dss.louisiana.gov

 

Hope Awaits

www.hopeawaits.org

Tasked with educating and inspiring the

people of Louisiana to put an end to

Human Trafficking

 

Hearts of Hope

www.theheartsofhope.org

 

National Human Trafficking Hotline

www.humantraffickinghotline.org

 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

www.endsexualexploitation.org

 

The Polaris Project

www.polarisproject.org

 

Dept. of Homeland Security/

Blue Campaign

www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign

 

INCARCERATED

Interfaith Prison Ministry—337-257-9597

www.innerfaithpm.org; A ministry for

inmates and their families, including

The Little Lambs outreach

 

Kairos Prison Ministry of Louisiana

www.kairosoflouisiana.org; A ministry

for inmates and their families

 

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 Re-entry 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; Hosted at the Community

Corrections Campus that utilizes GPS

offender tracking and Daily Reporting

programs for offenders

 

LEGAL

Acadiana Legal Services—337-237-4320

www.la-law.org; Attorneys/paralegals provide

advice and representation to low-income residents

of parishes of: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard,

Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson

Davis, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin,

St. Mary, Vermilion, and Vernon

 

Administer Justice

855-818-4554

www.administerjustice.org

Christian organization seeking to provide

equal access to justice, by serving the legal

and spiritual needs of the poor.

 

Alliance Defending Freedom

800-835-5233

www.adflegal.org

Advocating for religious liberty, the

sanctity of human life, freedom of

speech, and marriage and family; providing

pro bono help for those who need it

 

American Center for Law & Justice

1-800-342-2255

aclj.org

Politically conservative, Christian-based

social activism and watchdog for

corruption organization in the U.S.;

limited to constitutional law with an

emphasis on First Amendment freedoms

of speech, assembly and exercise of religion

 

Liberty Counsel

407-875-1776

lc.org

International nonprofit litigation, education,

and policy organization dedicated to

advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life,
and more

 

Thomas More Law Center

734-827-2001

www.thomasmore.org

Providing legal representation without

charge to defend and protect Christians

and patriotic Americans in the public square;

accomplishes its mission in the following

areas through litigation, education, and related

activities

 

First Liberty Institute

972-941-4444

firstliberty.org

Largest legal organization in the nation

dedicated exclusively to defending

religious liberty for all Americans; offers

free legal assistance to those facing attacks on

their religious liberty rights

 

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court—337-291-6400

 

Lafayette Drug Court—337-291-5410

Specialized court designed to handle cases

of less serious drug-using offenders through

a supervision treatment program

 

Adult Drug Court—337-291-5410

Specialized court designed to handle cases

of less serious drug-using offenders through

supervision a treatment program; frequent drug-testing,

case management, substance abuse counseling,

treatment, educational opportunities, judicial

supervision, incremental rewards and punishment

 

Juvenile Drug Court—337-291-5410

Unique partnership between 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; Parish jail for Lafayette

located downtown

 

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 enforcement of legal statutes

 

Lafayette Traffic Court

City 337-291-8720,

Parish 337-291-6370;

For filing 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);

ensures people have equal access and opportunity

to participate in and receive services in all HHS

programs without facing unlawful discrimination

 

POSTPARTUM & POST CHILDBIRTH

MotherBirth

337-366-0303

www.motherbirth.com

Provide education and assistance with

infant care, postpartum depression,

breastfeeding, sibling care, light

housekeeping, light meal preparation,

meal planning and more

 

Placenta Lafayette

337-366-0303

www.motherbirth.com/placenta

25 years experience in placenta encapsulation

by triple-certified team of specialists in

Lafayette and surrounding areas; safest and

most up-to-date protocols and knowledge

 

Mama’s Mobile Chiropractic & Wellness

337-205-2134

www.mamasmobilechiro.com/

Providing chiropractic care and more for

couples during pregnancy and postpartum

women, helping to boost immune and nervous

systems

 

SHELTERS: INPATIENT, OUTPATIENT & REHAB FACILITIES

Sites listing various shelters:

www.shelterlistings.org

www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

 

Louisiana Services Network Data Consortium

318-443-0500, www.lsndc.org; Statewide

network of ten regions; each with Continua of Care

(collection of nonprofit agencies) for empowering

nonprofit agencies in LA with mission to serve

the homeless population of our state

 

COED SHELTERS

Acadiana Recovery Center, Lafayette

337-524-1415, www.acadianarecoverycenter.com

 

Acadiana Addiction Center, Lafayette

337-233-1111

 

Acadia Vermilion, Lafayette

877-721-8792

 

Lafayette Addictive Disorders/Tyler Mental Health

Lafayette—337-262-4100

 

New Beginnings, Lake Charles

877-855-9773

 

Oceans Behavioral, Lafayette

337-237-6444

 

Oxford Houses, Lafayette and national

1-800-689-6411or 504-430-8554

www.oxfordhouse.org/directory_listing.php

Townsend Recovery, Multiple Locations

1-800-760-8561, https://townsendla.com

 

MEN’S SHELTERS

Freedom House, Lafayette

337-408-3339, www.riverhouserecovery.com/freedom-house-acadiana

 

Hope Recovery Center/Recovery Ministries

281-352-0206, Scheduled to open in Rayne summer of 2019

(See featured article in this issue!)

 

Iberia Homeless Shelter, New Iberia

337-369-9900, www.iberiashelter.com

 

J&K Hope Center, Rayne

337-334-4799, www.jkhopecenter.com

Morehouse Challenge for Men, Bastrop

318-669-1982, www.morehousewomenschallenge.com

 

Refinery Mission, Opelousas

337-948-8865, www.refinerymission.org

 

St. Joseph Shelter for Men, Lafayette

337-235-4972, www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/st-joseph-shelter-for-men

 

St. Michael Center for Veterans, Lafayette

337-233-6816, www.shelterlistings.org/details/37487

Salvation Army, Lafayette

337-235-2407, www.salvationarmyalm.org/lafayette/mens-shelter

Stella Maris Center, Lafayette

337-235-4972, www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/stella-maris-center

Teen Challenge, Lafayette

337-754-7275

 

The Way Training Center/Rehab Facility

Crowley—337-250-4551

 

WOMEN’S SHELTERS

Assist Agency, Crowley

337-788-7550 x138, www.assistagency.org

 

Emily House, Lafayette

337-235-4972, www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/emilyhouse

Faith House, Lafayette

337-232-8954, www.faithhouseacadiana.com

Outreach Center/Lighthouse Shelter

Lafayette—337-289-9141, www.outreachcenterlafayette.org

 

Morehouse Challenge for Women, Bastrop

318-366-2022, www.morehousewomenschallenge.com

Rays of Sunshine-Monroe, 318-323-0502

SNAP

New Iberia—337-367-7627

 

Teen Challenge/The Bridge-Franklin

337-923-7009, Contact Dawn Rambo

 

CHILDREN’S SHELTERS

Christopher Youth Center, Monroe

318-345-5556, www.teen-help.com

 

FAMILY SHELTERS

Family Promise of Acadiana

337-233-3447, www.familypromiseacadiana.org

Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge

318-209-4524, www.louisianateenchallenge.com/pages/residential_centers

 

Serenity Help Center of Louisiana

337-236-5913, www.theserenitycenterla.com

 

SMILE Family Shelter

337-234-3272, www.smilecaa.org/departments/field-operations/housing-services

 

Welcome House Homeless Shelter, Crowley

337-783-7066, www.whshelter.org

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

24/7 Treatment Assistance Hotline

888-497-5178

 

Links to various addiction resources:

www.yourfirststep.org/drug-alcohol-treatment-centers/louisiana

 

Acadiana Recovery Center (ARC)

337-236-5446; Inpatient chemical

dependency services for adults 18

years and older

 

Acadiana Recovery Center Outpatient Services

337-236-5446

 

Acadiana Addiction Center

337-233-1111; Outpatient counseling for

chemical dependency, gambling, depression,

anxiety, and marriage and family problems

 

Acadia Vermillion Hospital

1-800-821-2567; Inpatient/Outpatient

psychiatric and chemical dependency

treatment for adolescent males and females

 

Al-Anon

337-233-1626; Free services for family

members of those who have a chemical

dependency problem; meetings to 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

 

Center for Psychiatric Solutions

337-233-2400; Fees based on services

provided, outpatient psychiatric services

 

Oceans Behavioral Hospital

337-237-6444; Inpatient psychiatric care,

and outpatient group therapy

 

Tyler Mental Health

337-262-4100; Includes family support services,

crisis management, and day and psychosocial rehab

 

Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic (LADAC)

337-289-8595; Provide assistance and treatment

for alcohol, drug, and gambling abuse or addiction

 

Narcotics Anonymous

337-406-1300; Free service for individuals

with narcotics addiction

 

YOUTH SERVICES/PARENTING

A Pregnancy Center & Clinic, Lafayette

337-232-5509, www.apcclafayette.org; Free and

confidential services including pregnancy testing

and ultrasounds; counseling; referrals for medical

care and assistance; abortion alternatives; maternity

and infant products

 

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

 

Bridge Ministry of Acadiana

www.bridgeacadiana.com; Programs for students

in 1st-12th grades; adult programs to support the

families of youth and those in the neighborhood

 

Diocese of Lafayette

www.diolaf.org/catholic-social-services;

Adoption services

 

Child Care Assistance

1-888-524-3578; Provides a percentage

of childcare expenses for working

parents/guardians and those attending school

 

Child Protection Services

337-262-5901, www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/index;

Child welfare

 

DesOrmeaux Foundation, Lafayette

337-289-9366, www.desormeauxfoundation.org

Dedicated to defending human life at all stages of

development, born and unborn; infant in womb,

elderly, handicapped, homeless, all who are threatened

by our present culture of death; Includes Women’s

Center of Lafayette, St. Marguerite d’Youville Home,

Baby & Me Boutique and Mimi’s Attic Resale Store

 

Extra Mile

337-237-2090, www.theextramileregioniv.com;

For families at risk of dissolution; prevention and

support for mental illness, abuse, intervention,

home-based services, parenting services; clothes closet

 

Juvenile Assessment Center

337-231-6365, Provide continuous monitoring

of the youth’s progress through a recommended

course of action

 

LPSS Homeless Supervisor-Amy Fontenot

337-521-7251; Help for homeless child/student

in Lafayette Parish Public School System who

has financial hardship and need school supplies,

uniforms, book bags

 

Lafayette Teen Court

337-232-5977, 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

 

Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center

337-291-7130; A low security correctional facility

 

Leadership and Resiliency Program

337-231-6365 ext. 4241; A mentoring intervention

program promoting student success and engagement,

within the school environment, through relationship

building and systematic use of data

 

Living Hope

www.facebook.com/LivingHopeLafayette;

For unmarried mothers of young children

 

Milestones

337-231-6365 ext.4240; Addresses substance

abuse issues of adolescents between the ages of 13-17;

works to develop strategies to living a life without drugs

 

Life Counseling—337-704-7550

www.lifecounselingla.com; Family/blended family,

relationships, parenting

 

The Christian Counselors at 117 Heymann Boulevard

337-806-3690, sallycreedlpc@gmail.com; play therapy,

family counseling, adolescent issues, individual counseling

 

The Family Tree—337-981-2180

www.acadianafamilytree.org; family conflict care,

Healthy Start program, child passenger safety program,

Project H.O.P.E., H.O.P.E. Expansion program, Jacob

Crouch Suicide Prevention Services, TIKES program

 

VETERAN RESOURCES

St. Michael’s Center for Veterans, Lafayette

337-235-4972, www.catholiccharitiesacadiana.org/st-michael-center-for-veterans;

Emergency transitional housing program for veterans with services

including substance abuse recovery, access to mainstream services,

education, employment and housing placement, operating in conjunction

with the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, LA

 

Legacy I

Facebook group; 32′ cooking trailer, designed to bless

both retired and active service men and women, police

and firefighters; Will cook meals for events if food provided;

contact via Facebook page

 

MULTI-NEED OUTREACH ORGANIZATIONS

232-HELP/LA211

337-232-4357, www.232-help.org;

An information and referral agency

connecting callers to information and

resources in times of need

 

Lafayette Parish Sheriff Department

www.lafayettesheriff.com/site335.php;

List of multiple resources

 

Love Inc. of Lafayette

337-981-6775, www.loveinclafayette.org;

The bridge between community resources,

local churches, and the people in need of help

 

S.M.I.L.E. Community Action Agency

337-234-3272, www.smilecaa.org/programs;

Clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus

on health, education, economic stability, and the

betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children

and families

 

United Way of Acadiana

337-233-8302, www.unitedwayofacadiana.org;

Promotes health, education, and financial stability

of every person in every community

 

Volunteers of America

337-234-5715, www.voagbr.org/contact-us;

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

 

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