MEET YOUR STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR, ASHLEY KING

Ashley has lived in Knoxville, Tennessee for most of her life. She loves the Tennessee Vols and East Tennessee. She has her BS Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Tennessee Technological University. Since getting her degree, she has been working mostly in the education and social work areas.

SUPPORT RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA…

The following resources have been gathered to provide support in a variety of areas specific to your location. Please use the links below to connect with any number of organizations that can help you stay on track or get the assistance you need. If you feel like we are missing a specific category, feel free to reach out to your Student Success Coordinator to ensure that we are providing the best resources possible to help you achieve your goals.

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program The TAA Program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to (re)build skills for future jobs. Any member of a worker group certified by the Department may be eligible to receive the following benefits and services at a local American Job […]

Vocational Rehabilitation – Louisiana Workforce Commission

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a […]

SnagAJob.com

Snagajob.com Job search site by city and zip code.  Apply for available jobs online and read helpful job tips. www.snagajob.com 

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana -Lafayette

Description:  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. Promotes the general welfare of the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind Educates the public about blindness Informs consumers of services available to them  URL:  http://www.affiliatedblind.org/ Address:  409 W St Mary Blvd, […]

Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center -Lafayette

Description: Offer job search and resume assistance, evaluation of interests, skills and work preferences as well as providing labor market and demand job information. Louisiana Star Jobs -Explore top rates careers, find jobs and training. HiRE Helping Individuals Reach Employment -Job seekers and employers:  find jobs, training, post jobs, recruit candidates, file for unemployment. My life. My […]

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description: Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s is an information and referral program. It is a gateway to services for persons in search of employment and resources.  The services provided under the umbrella of Job Connection help individuals overcome multiple barriers to securing and retaining employment. These services are offered at no charge to anyone seeking employment. […]

Family Promise of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description: The Family Promise network is an organization providing shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes.  It is the only program in the area that offers shelter to entire families, including teen boys and single dads. Family unit must include children in order to be eligible for entry into our program. Applicants are screened […]

Arc of Acadiana -Lafayette Parish

Description:  The Arc of Acadiana provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, helping to provide them an opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential. Choose where and how they live, learn, work, recreate and socialize Access jobs, housing, personal care services and alternative therapies Live life with dignity, self-support and a deep sense […]

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

Indeed – Resume

Indeed – Free Resume Builder Make Your Resume Make a free resume in minutes using the wizard or upload your own. Get Contacted Make your resume so that employers can contact you about job opportunities. Easily Apply for Jobs Apply to jobs from your computer or smartphone in seconds. URL:  https://www.indeed.com/create-resume/

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

KhanAcadmy.Org – Free Online Tutorials

 Khan Academy Tutorials – For free. For everyone. Forever. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

United Way of Acadiana -Lafayette

    Description:  Free tax prep Financial savings education and coaching Responds to crisis from hurricanes to floods by providing the basic needs and partnering with the local organizations that reach the community. Focus on Education with goals that aim to see at least 90 percent of students graduate high school on time and United Way Readers […]

Purdue Owl

Purdue Owl This go-to guide will help you improve your writing skills immensely in MLA and APA format. Going for writing lessons are expensive and usually not worth the money. There are many scams out there but Purdue Owl is one of the more trusted platforms. They offer tips through every stage of writing presented in a […]

Children & Family Services Department – Baton Rouge, Shreveport, & Lafayette LA

Children & Family Services Department Services: Assistance Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) Child Support Enforcement Services Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Child Welfare URL: http://www.dss.state.la.us/#1 Address: 627 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: 1-888-LAHELP-U […]

CareerOneStop.Org – Career Services for Ex- Offenders

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network. Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders CareerOneStop can aid in your search for a career path following incarceration by identifying local, state and national training resources, as well as listing information for companies who hire ex-offenders.  COS offers help guiding  your employer conversation about your […]

U.S. Department of Labor – CareerOneStop.org

your source for career exploration, training & jobs Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network.  http://www.careeronestop.org CareerOneStop offers great information and tools for  job seekers, career explorers, and students. CareerOneStop material may be used by an  individual to match interests to careers, identify skills, provide  salary & labor mkt  information (nationwide), […]

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Child Care Assistance

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Education opened the Child Care Assistance Program to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. These families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or through registered and certified family childcare and in-home providers by […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

Louisiana CAFE-Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Customer Portal

This website allows you to apply for the Louisiana Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).  CCAP provides assistance to families to help pay for the child care needed in order to work, or attend school or training. http://cafe-cp.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/  

Department of Children & Family Services -State of Louisiana

Description:  “Working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters” URL:  http://www.dcfs.la.gov/

Head Start/Early Head Start -Lafayette

Description: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 216 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 […]

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

Louisiana Believes -Lafayette

Description:  CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM To support all families in accessing high quality child care, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to low-income families while they are working or attending school. URL:  https://www.louisianabelieves.com/early-childhood/child-care-assistance-program Address:  Louisiana Department of Education 1201 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243 Phone Number: Toll-Free 877-453-2721  

HelpandHope.org

  Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.   Child Safety Tips Keeping their children safe is every parent’s first concern. But, it’s a dangerous world out there! Use our parenting tips, videos, and resource library to learn how to keep your child safe at home, at play, and at school. Some of our parenting tips about child safety include: […]

Creative Learning Preschool & Childcare Center -Lafayette

Description:  The Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare center specializes in early childhood education with programs for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, emphasizing early learning in math, science, reading, art, music, writing, and social skills. INFANT AND TODDLER CARE: Creative Learning Preschool uses the Frog Street Curriculum for Infants designed to build strong […]

A-Bear’s Kids Only Preschool -Lafayette

Description:  Give your child an early start to success in life. Each teacher stays up-to-date on education levels. Our preschool follows state guidelines by providing daily activities to develop your child’s skills. Mariette Hebert has been the owner of A-Bear’s Kids Only Preschool for 8 years; you can talk to her or to our friendly […]

Enroll Lafayette -Lafayette

Description: A unified system of high quality, publicly-funded options to families to ensure more children enter school kindergarten ready. This network is comprised of a local early childhood community network that includes every publicly-funded Pre-K, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish. LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM PRE-K -The Lafayette Parish School System Pre-Kindergarten Program is […]

Fisher’s Early Childhood Development -Lafayette

Description:  Pre-school program offering a unique program for your children to learn the skills they need to excel in school and life. Summer camp environment for school aged children, including field trips large play areas and on-campus activities. Meals provided After school pick-up For ages of 18 months to 12 years old Offers multi-child DISCOUNTS URL:  […]

Volunteers of America: Acadiana Programs-Lafayette

Description:  Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families gain self-reliance, dignity and hope. Behavioral Health Services Children and Family Services Child Education and Development Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services HIV/AIDS Services Homeless Services Pregnancy and Adoption Services Senior Living and Care Veterans Services URL:  https://www.voagbr.org/ Address:  114 […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

EverydayFamily -Lafayette

Description:  A family driven website featuring a growing community of people who share in the everyday experience of parenting. Everyday Family offers: Free diapers Free trials of baby products and stage based pregnancy supplies to mothers and expectant mothers in need Magazines and publications for mothers and expectant mothers URL:  https://reg.everydayfamily.com/lp/ef551/?tc=110578&subid=2867&subid2=119636&&utm_campaign=93&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=aff2867&utm_term=119636&subid3=&t=102dc7f8f45d0fc9040f9130ca3c3f Address:  Online Community  

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) -Lafayette

Description:  Provides assistance to families to help pay for the child care needed in order to work, or attend school or training. URL:  https://cafe-cp.doe.louisiana.gov/edselfservice/ Address:  CCAP Household Eligibility P.O. Box 260037 Baton Rouge, LA 70826 Phone:  877-453-2721  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator HRSA Health Center Locator allows anyone in the USA to type in their address or general location and find local health care near them.  The information populated gives the name, address, phone number, and distance from your location for each health center. Find a Health Center […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won’t have to buy an insurance plan to cover them. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In […]

Childcare Center.us-National child care center search engine

This is a national website that allows parents to search for area child care centers, home daycares, and nannies/sitters.  The site allows you to narrow your search by zip code, city, or state.  To begin a search click on the “Find Providers” tab.  The website also indicates whether the care provider might participate in a […]

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood believes in the individual fundamental right of people throughout the world to manage their reproductive health, regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Respect, inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe reproductive self-determination must be […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Description:  Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures.  They nurture children and strengthen communities.  They Operate under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) […]

United Way of Acadiana -Lafayette

    Description:  Free tax prep Financial savings education and coaching Responds to crisis from hurricanes to floods by providing the basic needs and partnering with the local organizations that reach the community. Focus on Education with goals that aim to see at least 90 percent of students graduate high school on time and United Way Readers […]

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy New Eyes is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization that purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States. The organization also recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Since 1932, New Eyes has provided clear vision to over 8 million people in the […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Louisiana Health Department – Immunizations

Back-to-school immunization events scheduled throughout Acadiana region Region 4 Office of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization events at parish health units and clinics. Vaccinations will be available following state eligibility guidelines for VFC-eligible, Medicaid and underinsured individuals. The parish health units will be following social distancing guidelines and scheduling appointments for these back-to-school events. […]

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Resources – St. Martin Parish

Grab and Go meals will be available this summer for children in St. Martin Parish. Meals will include 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals to be distributed once per week for 9 weeks. All children age 18 years and under are eligible to receive meals. Meal pick-up began on Friday, May 29 and continue each […]

COVID-19 Relief Assistance – Thensted Outreach Center

Thensted Outreach Center in Grand Coteau is offering a Summer Food Service Program that is scheduled to be available from Monday, May 11, 2020 through Friday, July 24, 2020 from 9am-1pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday to all children without charge. Requirements for the program are the same for all; no […]

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Lafayette Public Library

The Lafayette Public Library will reopen to the public at noon on Monday, May 18, 2020. All library locations will open with regular hours with the exception of the Butler Memorial Branch which will remain closed. The Chenier Branch Library’s temporary business hours will be Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Please visit […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Counseling

Office of Behavioral Health: Free Counseling services through Keep Calm Through COVID hotline Recognizing the strong emotions and associated stress many people are feeling with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has established a hotline to help Louisianans cope. The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line provides trained, […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Child Care Assistance

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Education opened the Child Care Assistance Program to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. These families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or through registered and certified family childcare and in-home providers by […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Utility Assistance

A list of power companies in the Lafayette area that have implemented changes to assist customers in response to COVID-19. The changes include temporarily suspending service disconnects and fees. Please visit the link below to learn more and see the announcement for the local area. Atmos Cleco Entergy LUS Slemco   URL:  https://www.katc.com/area-power-companies-temporarily-suspending-service-disconnects-due-to-covid-19

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS)

Provides the following services: Diagnostic Services Chronic Care Management Women and Heart Care Cardiac Rehab Smoking Cessation Virtual Care Center Management Services At this time, all CIS clinics are remaining open with regular business hours. The CIS Virtual Care Center is also available 24/7 to address your needs and concerns during this pandemic.    Locations:  […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

Louisiana Health and Rehab Options, Inc.

Louisiana Health and Rehab Options, Inc. (LHRO) ”Where Growth Begins,” provides an extensive array of quality waiver services to developmentally, intellectually, and physically disabled individuals across the lifespan from children to the elderly.  The community and home-based waiver programs are designed to enhance greater levels of independence, functionality, and an overall higher quality of life […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

Sorenson Video Relay Service

Description: Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) is a free, 24-hour service that enables users to place and receive calls through a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via a videophone and a high-speed internet connection. Using cutting-edge technology, Sorenson designed the ntouch® suite of products specifically for deaf communication. URL:  http://www.sorensonvrs.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI55ex17zp4AIVkMDACh27wgXBEAAYASAAEgIAPPD_BwE Contact & hours:  Videophone 1-801-386-8500 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. […]

Vocational Rehabilitation – Louisiana Workforce Commission

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

Money Management International (MMI)

Counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone so no matter where you live or what time of day you would like to talk with a counselor, they are here to help. If you prefer to meet with a counselor face-to-face, we also have branch offices across the country.   […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified […]

BenefitsCheckUp

This service assists seniors identify benefits for which they may not know they qualify for. This is a free service of the National Council on Aging. You can search your area for benefits in the following categories: Medication Health Care Income Assistance Food & Nutrition Housing and Utilities Tax Relief’ Veterans Employment Transportation Education Discount […]

American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) currently serves veterans with employment and training services in the four general metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, the housing services for the elderly are available in San Antonio at three different apartment complexes. VETERANS SERVICE CENTER […]

VeteransPlus

Programs VeteransPlus programs were designed by Veterans and are delivered by Veterans to provide practical financial solutions geared to real life circumstances of current and former military personal. Our counselors and educators have been where you are and they are dedicated to your success. In the often confusing atmosphere of stressful financial situations, our Veteran […]

Army Emergency Relief

At Army Emergency Relief we help Soldiers and Families like you and yours everyday with scholarships, grants, and loans that are always free of interest and fees. Requests for AER assistance are processed at any of the 76 AER Sections located on Army installations around the world.  If you are not located near an Army […]

Yellow Ribbon Network

The Yellow Ribbon Network is a centralized online resource and clearinghouse where service members and veterans can fill out a request for assistance that is submitted to multiple non-profit funding partners for response to their needs.   Please visit the website for more details and to apply for aid.   URL: https://www.yellowribbonnetwork.org/who-are-heroes  

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

UHCCF’s mission is to help fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. Grant Eligibility  Child must be 16 years […]

IRS Tax Transcript- All Campuses

Description:  IRS Tax Transcript-  Taxpayers should keep copies of their tax returns for at least three years. Those who need a copy of their tax return should check with their software provider or tax preparer. Prior year tax returns are available from IRS for a fee. For those that need tax transcripts, however, IRS can […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Progressive Baptist Church of Lafayette Parish

Progressive Baptist Church Provides rent, utility, and other financial assistance to persons within the Lafayette Parish (depending on fund availability). Address:  2001 E Simcoe St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone:  (337) 234-3924

Spectrum Internet Assist

Spectrum Internet Assist We believe that everyone should have access to reliable, high-speed Internet.  Through the Spectrum Internet Assist program, qualified households* can receive: High-speed 30 Mbps Internet with no data caps Internet modem included No contracts required Add in-home WiFi for $5 more per month Offer not valid for current Spectrum Internet subscribers To qualify for Spectrum […]

LaMOMS Program – Medicaid for Pregnant Women

LaMOMS Medicaid LaMOMS will pay for pregnancy-related services, including doctor visits, lab work, prescription medicines, delivery, and hospital care. It may provide coverage for up to 60 days following the end of your pregnancy. For a listing of medical providers who are enrolled in LaMOMS and Medicaid, call 1-877-455-9955 or find a doctor online. Through the LaMOMS program, pregnant […]

EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program for HVAC Students

The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program Established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which provides $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.  Up to 20 awards will be granted. ***Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019*** To qualify, applicants should: Intend to […]

Louisiana CAFE Customer Portal

This website allows you to apply for SNAP (formerly food stamps), the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), and the Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP).  FITAP provides temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families who need assistance for children.  KCSP provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents. http://cafe-cp.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/ […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

MyFreeTaxes.com

MyFreeTaxes.com Some “free” tax preparation products only offer federal (not state) filings, or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income. URL:  https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ This […]

Access Program by AT&T – Income Based Internet

Access Program – AT&T AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households: With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet […]

Aaron’s – Rent to Own Computers

Aaron’s If you’re in the market for new a new computer, laptop, or tablet, rent to own is a great option that allows you to avoid large upfront payments by making affordable monthly payments instead.  Once all of your payments are made, you own it. URL:  https://www.aarons.com/electronics/laptops-tablets

Discounted Amazon Prime for EBT and Medicaid Members

EBT and Medicaid cardholders get a discount on Amazon Prime As an Amazon Prime member, you receive a free 30-day trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals, and discounts on diapers and baby food. With Prime, you get access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to […]

Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill – USAGov

  Help with Bills Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill   The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with: Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient […]

Help with Bills USAGov

Get Help Paying phone bill …to learn more contact https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers The Lifeline program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helps low-income individuals and families get discounted landline or cell (wireless) phone service. The program is run by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Who is Eligible? Click to see if you   qualify for this program.  Have income at 135% or […]

Department of Children & Family Services -State of Louisiana

Description:  “Working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters” URL:  http://www.dcfs.la.gov/

Groupon – Discounted Used Computers and Laptops

Groupon Groupon.com offers cheap and discounted used computers, tablets, and PC’s.  Free shipping on orders over $34.99 and free returns. URL:  https://www.groupon.com/goods/computers-and-tablets

Discount Computer Depot

Discount Computer Depot We believe in creating a BETTER experience for our customers, our community, and our planet.  That’s why we bring value and quality of life benefits; products aside, here’s just some of what we do for you. Free Delivery – available on everything we sell if you’re into that kind of stuff Click and […]

Financial Help Resources

Get Help Paying Your Bills – Financial Help Resources Find government and non-profit resources to help you pay your bills We provide free resources for those under financial stress who need help paying their bills. Our resources are location based and nationwide. Our list of financial help ranges from single parent financial help, college and […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast We believe that everyone should have access to the opportunities made possible by having the Internet at home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials is our answer to help close the Digital Divide.  Just $9.95 a month for eligible families and individuals with no credit check or contracts. Eligibility for the Program: Do […]

PC’s for People

PC’s for People Computers and Low Cost Internet. PCs for People refurbishes desktop and laptop computers for distribution to eligible recipients. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we are able to provide computers with licensed copies of Windows 10. We also have more economical machines that include Linux or LibreOffice. Every desktop includes a mouse, a […]

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana -Lafayette

Description:  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. Promotes the general welfare of the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind Educates the public about blindness Informs consumers of services available to them  URL:  http://www.affiliatedblind.org/ Address:  409 W St Mary Blvd, […]

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. -Lafayette

  Description:  Addresses 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. 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 prevention materials […]

Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student Get fast, FREE Shipping on over 100 million items, stream thousands of TV shows and movies, and get exclusive college deals on books, electronics, and other school supplies. Your first 6 months is free.  Afterwards, Prime Student is just $6.49/month or $49.00/year.  Cancel anytime. URL:  www.amazon.com

TigerDirect – Refurbished Laptops

TigerDirect.com Online retail site with daily sales on new & refurbished laptops, tablets, and other electronics. URL:  http://www.tigerdirect.com/

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. We do this through partnering with corporations and volunteer groups, as well as through individual donations. Today, we […]

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Need Help Paying Bills?

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS . COM Help With Bills, Mortgage and Debts Help with medical bills and find access low cost health care centers or insurance policies. Free mortgage help and foreclosure prevention as well as counseling services. Debt help can reduce credit card obligations and other payments, such as medical debts. Grants and other forms of financial aid […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

Financial Aid – FAFSA

Who We Are Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

GovLoans.Gov

GovLoans.Gov Your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs. Loan Categories: Agriculture Education Business Housing Disaster Relief Veteran URL:  www.govloans.gov Phone:  1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) Hours:  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET

Benefits.Gov

Benefits.Gov As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, our mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to benefit information. Launched in 2002, Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was one of the earliest “E-Government” initiatives to launch as part of the President’s Management Agenda and was […]

Lifeline Program

LIFELINE PROGRAM Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Program administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.  Eligibility information is below. To […]

AARP – Tax Aide Program

 Tax-Aide Program AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide or on-line. Find a location near you- Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

United Christian Outreach Inc

United Christian Outreach can provide assistance with food, clothing, prescription expenses and financial assistance to individuals living within the city limits of Lafayette. Please contact the center for more information about services, the intake process and to determine eligibility. Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am-1:30pm Address: 422 Carmel Dr, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone: 337-234-0162

Free Beds for Kids- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Description:  We’re a national organization answering the call to a national problem.  We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs.  All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed – […]

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Child Care Assistance

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Education opened the Child Care Assistance Program to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. These families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or through registered and certified family childcare and in-home providers by […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

Love INC. of Lafayette

Love INC of Lafayette operates a local clearinghouse which maintains information on resources available to people in need through the talents of individual people, church outreach ministries, and community agencies. Receives requests for help.  A person in need calls the Love INC Clearinghouse with a request(s) for help. Assesses the need.  Volunteers or staff conduct […]

BeAnElf.org

BeAnElf.org’s volunteers buy gifts for children with fewer privileges than other kids. At participating United States Postal Services (USPS) postal branches, volunteers select one or more letters to Santa. To protect children, postal workers will have removed the children’s return addresses, and replaced them with a number. Address your letter Santa c/o Operation Santa Add […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

The DesOrmeaux Foundation of Lafayette

The DesOrmeaux Foundation We are so excited to share with you our home for homeless pregnant women that is now open to pregnant women in need. The home, located in Lafayette, welcomes homeless pregnant women, and in some cases, those with small children. The home offers the following services: Provides women with a peaceful, secure […]

St. Joseph Shelter for Men of Lafayette, LA

St. Joseph Shelter for Men Provides emergency and transitional housing for up to 32 homeless men per night, 365 days per year. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing. Residents are provided with hot meals, transportation, laundry facilities, hygiene products, prescription drug […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

RentAssistance.us

RentAssistance.us RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations.  Other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.  Each organization has its own eligibility rules and conditions, and you are encouraged to call directly to find out what you need […]

Outreach Center: Rapid Re-Housing Program

The Rapid Re-Housing Program empowers individuals and families experiencing homelessness to move into housing quickly by making funds available to local residents who are currently homeless.  Assistance may include: rental deposits; short-term rental payments; utility deposits; and extensive case management services.  Case managers work closely with clients to develop and implement a plan to ensure […]

Second Harvest Food Bank-South Louisiana

Second Harvest Food Bank offers assistance with the following services: • Food pantry referrals • assistance with applying for SNAP (Food Stamps) •assistance with applying for FITAP – Family Independence Temporary Assistance (Formerly TANF) • assistance with applying for KCSP – Kinship Care Subsidy Program They will provide these services over the phone.  Call them […]

Foodpantries.org

This website allows you to search for food pantries in your area.  You can search by your state and then your city. http://www.foodpantries.org

Department of Children & Family Services -State of Louisiana

Description:  “Working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters” URL:  http://www.dcfs.la.gov/

ShelterListings.Org – Find Shelter & Housing

Mission Statement To help the needy find shelter and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place. URL: https://www.shelterlistings.org/ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SHELTERS Homeless Shelters Supportive Housing Housing for Low Income Halfway Housing Transitional Housing Day Shelters Low Cost Housing TYPES OF SHELTERS […]

Habitat for Humanity -All

Description:  Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in […]

National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans and Military

National Resource Directory (NRD) The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a […]

LowIncomeHousing.us

This website allows you to search for affordable rentals and housing options in your area.  Simply go to the website and click on your state and then your city. URL:  http://www.lowincomehousing.us

Homeless Shelter Directory website

This website allows the user to click their location on a map to find a local homeless shelter.  The website also allows you to search for soup kitchens, rent assistance programs, affordable housing, and other useful resources. URL:  http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

The ExtraMile -Lafayette

Description:   Helping those in need with family programs, and through donations by the public.  Enhances and enriches the quality of life for all persons served by the state of Louisiana by mobilizing people and resources in our community. Clients come to the clothes closet through referrals, and all clothing and other items are distributed free of […]

New Start Center -Lafayette

  Description: Assists abused women and their children.  Services are available free of charge to all physically or emotionally abused women, men and their children.  Temporary shelter Education Support groups Community awareness on domestic violence. URL:  http://www.newstartcenter.org/ Phone Number:  337-394-8559 *24 Hour Crisis Line Hours: 24/7/365

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description: Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s is an information and referral program. It is a gateway to services for persons in search of employment and resources.  The services provided under the umbrella of Job Connection help individuals overcome multiple barriers to securing and retaining employment. These services are offered at no charge to anyone seeking employment. […]

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. -Lafayette

  Description:  Addresses 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. 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 prevention materials […]

The Outreach Center -Lafayette

  Description:  We provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Acadiana with the resources they need to secure a second chance at life.  Since 1990 we have helped hundreds of families experiencing homelessness and poverty reclaim their confidence by providing housing, counseling, and additional support services to end their homelessness and promote more stable lives. URL:  http://www.outreachcenterlafayette.org/

J & K Hope Center -Lafayette

Description:  Housing and treatment for homeless men with alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness ( Dual Diagnoses). Other services offered include:  Case Management Life Skills Training Transportation Assistance URL:  http://jkhopecenter.com/main.html Address:  814 Holt Ave, Rayne, LA 70578 Phone Number:  337-334-4799  

Housing Authority of Lafayette

Description: Provides information on our programs and services.  LHA is committed to the creation, preservation and expansion of quality, affordable housing opportunities throughout Lafayette, Louisiana. Calendar of Events feed from the home page showing upcoming Calendar entries on the home page and upcoming events Share Feature – All pages of the website can now be “shared” using […]

Family Promise of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description: The Family Promise network is an organization providing shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes.  It is the only program in the area that offers shelter to entire families, including teen boys and single dads. Family unit must include children in order to be eligible for entry into our program. Applicants are screened […]

Arc of Acadiana -Lafayette Parish

Description:  The Arc of Acadiana provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, helping to provide them an opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential. Choose where and how they live, learn, work, recreate and socialize Access jobs, housing, personal care services and alternative therapies Live life with dignity, self-support and a deep sense […]

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

Summer Food Service Program -Lafayette

Description:  The Summer Food Service Program is a program that provides free, nutritious meals to all children during the summer vacation period. Who is Eligible Any child 1-18 years of age, and to individuals over 18 who have been determined by the State to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in a public […]

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Programs Available: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Eligibility & How to Apply Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Participant Eligibility The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Participant Eligibility Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Am I Eligible for SNAP? How Do I Apply for SNAP? WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

Foodnet Food Bank of Lafayette

Description: Provides food to those in need, generate community support and create awareness.  A referral letter from “232-HELP” is required each month. Individuals can obtain only one order of food per month, per household. For a referral to the nearest food pantry in your community please contact 232-HELP (337-232-4357). URL:  http://www.foodnetlafayette.org/ Address:  217 Surrey Street Lafayette, […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Homeless Shelters Directory

Homeless Shelters Directory Helping the Needy of America. The Homeless Shelter Directory was started as a list of homeless shelters. We now provide listings for the following: Homeless Shelters Homeless Service Organizations Monetary Assistance Transitional Housing Free Clinics (Dental and Medical) Low Cost and Free Treatment Centers Outreach Centers Day Shelters Relief Organizations that can […]

Foodpantries.org

Foodpantries.org  Foodpantries.org have set up this directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger. The information is collected manually and is as accurate as possible.  Keeping this free resource updated is a collaborative effort and will benefit families and individuals in need. URL:  https://www.foodpantries.org/ Food Pantries By State Alaska (126) Alabama (375) Arkansas (546) […]

Feeding America

Feeding America Feeding America is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.  Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. URL:  http://www.feedingamerica.org/ Contact the National Office: Address:  35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601 Phone:  800.771.2303 […]

United Way of Acadiana -Lafayette

    Description:  Free tax prep Financial savings education and coaching Responds to crisis from hurricanes to floods by providing the basic needs and partnering with the local organizations that reach the community. Focus on Education with goals that aim to see at least 90 percent of students graduate high school on time and United Way Readers […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Louisiana Health Department – Immunizations

Back-to-school immunization events scheduled throughout Acadiana region Region 4 Office of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization events at parish health units and clinics. Vaccinations will be available following state eligibility guidelines for VFC-eligible, Medicaid and underinsured individuals. The parish health units will be following social distancing guidelines and scheduling appointments for these back-to-school events. […]

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS)

Provides the following services: Diagnostic Services Chronic Care Management Women and Heart Care Cardiac Rehab Smoking Cessation Virtual Care Center Management Services At this time, all CIS clinics are remaining open with regular business hours. The CIS Virtual Care Center is also available 24/7 to address your needs and concerns during this pandemic.    Locations:  […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Southwest Louisiana Primary Healthcare Center, Inc.

Since 1993, Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center has been providing affordable outpatient medical and dental healthcare services to our community which includes St. Landry Parish, Northern Lafayette Parish, and Evangeline Parish. In partnership with the community, we will create, develop, and promote supportive service to all people who are medically under-served or needy, so […]

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc.

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc. (LHRC), a 501(C) 3 CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited substance use disorder, mental health, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS provider. We presently operate the following programs: LHRC Reality House which is a residential treatment program for pregnant women, and women and their dependent children aged 0-12.  Reality House was awarded the […]

Acadian Counseling Center

Acadian Counseling Center started with a simple premise: Help people to improve their lives. Here at Acadian Counseling Center, we provide necessary therapy to improve the quality of life. This has a different meaning for each individual; therefore, together we can prepare a unique plan to carry out the steps to do so. We believe […]

The Family Tree

Mission To improve the quality of life for individuals and families over the life course through education, counseling and information services that are delivered in a professional, accessible, and compassionate manner. The Family Tree has support groups and counseling for parents and children of all ages. Some classes are free and others have fees. Please […]

LaMOMS Program – Medicaid for Pregnant Women

LaMOMS Medicaid LaMOMS will pay for pregnancy-related services, including doctor visits, lab work, prescription medicines, delivery, and hospital care. It may provide coverage for up to 60 days following the end of your pregnancy. For a listing of medical providers who are enrolled in LaMOMS and Medicaid, call 1-877-455-9955 or find a doctor online. Through the LaMOMS program, pregnant […]

The DesOrmeaux Foundation of Lafayette

The DesOrmeaux Foundation We are so excited to share with you our home for homeless pregnant women that is now open to pregnant women in need. The home, located in Lafayette, welcomes homeless pregnant women, and in some cases, those with small children. The home offers the following services: Provides women with a peaceful, secure […]

SWLA Center for Health Services

SWLA Center for Health Services offers the following services: Behavioral Health, adult and children’s dentistry, primary care services for adults and children, and OB/GYN services. *SWLA offers services at a discounted price to those who qualify.  SWLA Center for Health Services accepts all patients regardless of their insurance or financial status.  We offer the sliding-fee scale to […]

Healthy Louisiana

This website allows you to apply for Medicaid online.  It also offers directions for applying by phone or in person. http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/48

Louisiana Tobacco Quitline

The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT–NOW, is a 24 hour a day, confidential, free tobacco cessation helpline that links people who want to quit using tobacco with trained tobacco cessation specialists who create an individualized plan to quit. This free service is available in English, Spanish, and 150 other languages to people calling from anywhere in […]

A Pregnancy Center and Clinic (APCC)

A Pregnancy Center and Clinic (APCC) supports pregnant women with FREE, CONFIDENTIAL pregnancy services.  Services include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, confidential counseling on pregnancy options, on-going pregnancy support counseling, and material assistance (diapers, wipes, baby clothes, etc.).  It is best to call for an appointment but walk-ins are welcome.  Please bring with you: picture ID, social […]

232-HELP-Project Rx

232-HELP is a helpline specifically for Louisiana residents.  They can offer resource referral for concerns such as bill payment, healthcare, counseling, etc.  Project Rx is a specific program offered by 232-HELP that assists with the cost of prescription medication.  Prospective clients are screened by 232-HELP Information and Referral Specialists.  Once the need is determined, assistance […]

Eldercare Locator -Nationwide

Description: The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with […]

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, call the Veterans Crisis Line 24/7 to reach a responder with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  They serve all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends.  You can also go to the website and chat online or […]

Financial Help Resources

Get Help Paying Your Bills – Financial Help Resources Find government and non-profit resources to help you pay your bills We provide free resources for those under financial stress who need help paying their bills. Our resources are location based and nationwide. Our list of financial help ranges from single parent financial help, college and […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

A Pregnancy Center And Clinic -Lafayette

Description:  An educational resource center & medical clinic.  Free services to lower income families who are preparing for a child or already have children. Pregnancy tests & ultrasounds Abortion education Parenting classes STD information & referrals URL:  https://www.apcclafayette.org/ Address:  913 S College Rd #206, Lafayette, LA 70503 Phone Number:  (337) 232-5509 Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

The National Domestic Violence -Lafayette

Description:  The National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.  Provides confidential, one-on-one support Offers crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety Live chat is another option for getting real-time, one-on-one support. URL:  http://www.thehotline.org/ Phone Number:  (800)799-SAFE(7233) […]

Hearts of Hope -Lafayette

  Description:  A non-profit agency that responds daily to those affected by the trauma of sexual violence in our community Provides education, advocacy and empowerment services and programs Counseling Referrals Sexual Abuse Response Center (SARC) Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) URL:   http://www.theheartsofhope.org/ Address:  911 General Mouton Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone Number:  (337) […]

Cadence of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description:  Support coordination services and  case management for the elderly, MR/DD, EPSDT, infants through 3 years and children’s choice.  CADENCE is an acronym for “Coordinate, Advocate, Direct, Educate Neighborhoods, Communities & Environments”. Intake Assessment Service planning Linkage Monitoring/Follow-up Reassessment Transition/Closure URL:  http://www.cadencela.org/ Address:  2435 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone Number: (337) 593-8899  

LARC -Lafayette

  Description:  Supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in reaching their goals of self-sufficiency, quality of life and self-worth.​ Community Supports & Services Residential Services Vocational Services URL:  http://www.lafayettelarc.org/ Address:  303 New Hope Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone Number:  (337) 984-6110

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana -Lafayette

Description:  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. Promotes the general welfare of the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind Educates the public about blindness Informs consumers of services available to them  URL:  http://www.affiliatedblind.org/ Address:  409 W St Mary Blvd, […]

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. -Lafayette

  Description:  Addresses 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. 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 prevention materials […]

St. Joseph Hospice -Lafayette

Description: St. Joseph Hospice provides peace, comfort, and dignity to those facing terminal illness.  St. Joseph Hospice embraces the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and his or her family. St. Joseph Hospice serves patients throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Southeast Texas and South Alabama. URL:  https://www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/about-us/st-joseph-hospice/   Address:  10615 Jefferson Hwy, 2nd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Phone […]

Hospice of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description: 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.  Enabling the terminally ill to live as fully and comfortably as possible Emphasizing quality of life Helping people deal with grief Offering […]

Arc of Acadiana -Lafayette Parish

Description:  The Arc of Acadiana provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, helping to provide them an opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential. Choose where and how they live, learn, work, recreate and socialize Access jobs, housing, personal care services and alternative therapies Live life with dignity, self-support and a deep sense […]

Psychology Today–A National Listing of Treatment Centers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Support Groups

Psychology Today is a national website that allows the user to search for treatment centers, therapists, psychiatrists, and support groups located near their residence.  You can also narrow the search by picking a certain type of treatment program such as for addiction or an eating disorder.  You can narrow by the type of insurance the […]

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

Ryan White HIV Programs

Ryan White & HIV Programs The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of care that includes primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations to provide HIV care and treatment services to more than […]

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Follow the […]

Volunteers of America: Acadiana Programs-Lafayette

Description:  Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families gain self-reliance, dignity and hope. Behavioral Health Services Children and Family Services Child Education and Development Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services HIV/AIDS Services Homeless Services Pregnancy and Adoption Services Senior Living and Care Veterans Services URL:  https://www.voagbr.org/ Address:  114 […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

State and Local Health Departments – Vaccinations

State & Local Health Departments State and local health departments are a great resource for vaccinations.  They may also have information about state vaccine requirements and free and low-cost vaccines, including vaccines for travel. Click on your state to explore your state health department’s vaccine information: Alabama (AL) Alaska (AK) Arizona (AZ) Arkansas (AR) California […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

Louisiana Department of Health -Lafayette

Description:  WIC Medicaid Aging & Adult Services Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Public Health Licensing/Certification Abortion Alternatives Resources Emergency Preparedness Quit Smoking Preventing Opioid Abuse Vital Records Water Regulations/Inspections URL:  http://ldh.la.gov/ Address: 628 N. 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802    Phone Number:  225-342-9500 Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator HRSA Health Center Locator allows anyone in the USA to type in their address or general location and find local health care near them.  The information populated gives the name, address, phone number, and distance from your location for each health center. Find a Health Center […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won’t have to buy an insurance plan to cover them. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In […]

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood believes in the individual fundamental right of people throughout the world to manage their reproductive health, regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Respect, inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe reproductive self-determination must be […]

American Association of Poison Control Centers

  Description:  The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential, expert medical advice. Free 24-Hour Hotline Emergency information Prevention URL:  http://www.aapcc.org/ Phone Number: 1(800) 222-1222  

American Red Cross

Description:  The American Red Cross prevent and relieve suffering here at home and around the world. Disaster Relief- Hurricanes, Floods, Earthquakes, Tornado, Wildfires, Superstorms Lifesaving Blood- Blood Donations Training & Certification -CPR, First Aid, AED, Babysitting and Caregiving training, Swimming Training, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Training, BLS (Basic Life Support) Training International Services- Red Cross Red Crescent […]

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corp – Free Health Care

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL 2200 Stock Creek Blvd. Rockford, TN 37853 (865) 579-1530  info@ramusa.org   Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. Our mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need. We do this by delivering free dental, vision, and medical […]

United Way of Acadiana -Lafayette

    Description:  Free tax prep Financial savings education and coaching Responds to crisis from hurricanes to floods by providing the basic needs and partnering with the local organizations that reach the community. Focus on Education with goals that aim to see at least 90 percent of students graduate high school on time and United Way Readers […]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  Description: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones Best practices for professionals. URL:   https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Phone Number:  1-800-273-8255 Hours:  24/7

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy New Eyes is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization that purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States. The organization also recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Since 1932, New Eyes has provided clear vision to over 8 million people in the […]

Sight For Students

Sight For Students Sight for Students, a Vision Service Plan (VSP) program, provides eye free exams and free glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network eye doctors who provide the services. Eligibility:   U.S. Social Security Number 19 years […]

NeedyMeds-Prescription Assistance

NeedyMeds is an excellent source of information on prescription assistance.  They offer discount drug cards and a list of assistance programs for a specific medication or diagnosis.  They offer information regarding transportation to medical appointments and travel expenses related to medical issues.  They also offer listings of free/low-cost medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need. We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

The DesOrmeaux Foundation of Lafayette

The DesOrmeaux Foundation We are so excited to share with you our home for homeless pregnant women that is now open to pregnant women in need. The home, located in Lafayette, welcomes homeless pregnant women, and in some cases, those with small children. The home offers the following services: Provides women with a peaceful, secure […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

Affordable Housing

This website allows you to search for affordable housing and Section 8 housing across the nation.  Just enter your city, state, or zip in the search bar. http://affordablehousingonline.com

RentAssistance.us

RentAssistance.us RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations.  Other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.  Each organization has its own eligibility rules and conditions, and you are encouraged to call directly to find out what you need […]

ForRent.COM

Description:  Your Trusted Apartment Rental Source Years of experience and trusted customer service separates ForRent.com from any other apartment finder service. Search for your next home with confidence knowing that every property was vetted by a ForRent.com® rental industry expert. URL:  https://www.forrent.com/  

Outreach Center: Rapid Re-Housing Program

The Rapid Re-Housing Program empowers individuals and families experiencing homelessness to move into housing quickly by making funds available to local residents who are currently homeless.  Assistance may include: rental deposits; short-term rental payments; utility deposits; and extensive case management services.  Case managers work closely with clients to develop and implement a plan to ensure […]

Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill – USAGov

  Help with Bills Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill   The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with: Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient […]

Housing Authority of Lafayette

Description: Provides information on our programs and services.  LHA is committed to the creation, preservation and expansion of quality, affordable housing opportunities throughout Lafayette, Louisiana. Calendar of Events feed from the home page showing upcoming Calendar entries on the home page and upcoming events Share Feature – All pages of the website can now be “shared” using […]

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD.GOV Topic Areas: Resource Locator in My Area Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) HUD Homes Information for Disabled Persons Information for Senior Citizens Rental Assistance Veteran Information Affordable Apartment Search

Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers

Description: Provides free civil legal services to indigent citizens of Lafayette Parish. Applicants must first apply and be accepted as a client at Acadiana Legal Services Corporation. Applicant is responsible for all court fees. Intake Process: Apply with Acadiana Legal Services Corporation Address: 600 Jefferson Street, Ste. 505 Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone: (337) 237-4700 Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm/Monday-Friday

Acadiana Legal Services Corporation of Louisiana

Acadiana Legal Services Corporation Offers pro bono services for consumers, education, family, juvenile, health, housing, civil rights, etc. URL:  http://www.la-law.org/ Lafayette Office 1020 Surrey St, Lafayette, LA 70501 337-237-4320 Alexandria Office 1808 Jackson St, Alexandria, LA 71301 318-443-7281 Lake Charles Office 1 Lakeshore Plaza, Suite 800, Lake Charles, LA 70629 337-439-0377 Shreveport Office 720 Travis St, […]

Lafayette Bar Association

The Lafayette Bar Association The Lafayette Bar Association has been serving the legal profession and public since its formation in 1969. Today, it serves over 900 members by providing helpful resources that promote understanding and a sense of community among legal professionals. The membership consists of lawyers in Lafayette and surrounding parishes, ranging from solo […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

The Acadiana Legal Service Corporation offers free legal assistance to those in need.  They handle various types of cases including bankruptcy, education, employment, family, juvenile, health, housing, civil rights, etc.  You should call the office to apply for free help.  Offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.  Due to the high volume of requests for services, […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana -Lafayette

Description: Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s is an information and referral program. It is a gateway to services for persons in search of employment and resources.  The services provided under the umbrella of Job Connection help individuals overcome multiple barriers to securing and retaining employment. These services are offered at no charge to anyone seeking employment. […]

15th Judicial District Court Specialty Court Division -Lafayette

  Description:   Adult Drug Court -A specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug-using offenders through a 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.  The judge is actively involved in supervising drug court offenders – more than […]

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation -Lafayette

Description:  A private, non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance in civil cases to those who could not otherwise afford it. We are funded solely by grants and donations.  Consumer Education Family Juvenile Health Housing Administrative Civil Rights URL:  http://www.la-law.org/ Address:   1020 LA 728-8, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone Number:  (337) 237-4320 Hours:  Monday-Friday:  8:30-5:00 Saturday-Sunday:  Closed

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Counseling

Office of Behavioral Health: Free Counseling services through Keep Calm Through COVID hotline Recognizing the strong emotions and associated stress many people are feeling with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has established a hotline to help Louisianans cope. The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line provides trained, […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website allows you to search for local substance use and mental health treatment programs. https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator

Oxford House

Purpose  Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided. The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women, and houses which accept women with […]

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc.

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc. (LHRC), a 501(C) 3 CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited substance use disorder, mental health, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS provider. We presently operate the following programs: LHRC Reality House which is a residential treatment program for pregnant women, and women and their dependent children aged 0-12.  Reality House was awarded the […]

Acadiana Recovery Center of Lafayette

Acadiana Recovery Center Our treatment programs include: Residential Treatment (Inpatient) Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Transitional Living Outpatient (OP) Treatment Group Therapy Dual Diagnosis/ Co-occurring Disorder Treatments Family Therapy Trauma Counseling Grief Counseling For information regarding admission, you may call 225-939-3656. You may also dial 327-524-1415 for questions and inquiries. Address:  401 West Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Cost:  […]

Compass Health of Lafayette

Compass Health Compass Health can provide the elements needed to ensure a hospital or outpatient program is clinically sound and financially prosperous. In an effort to meet your organizational needs, Compass can: Develop and implement strategic plans to meet your goals. Provide and manage the necessary staff. Implement policies and procedures that comply with governmental […]

Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center of Lafayette

Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center Offers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).  Accepts most insurance.  Call 888-364-9635 to speak to a payment consultant about free insurance options. Address:  4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy c110, Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone:  337-602-9800 URL:  https://townsendla.com/facilities/lafayette/

Solutions Drug & Alcohol Recovery Center of Lafayette

Solutions Drug & Alcohol Recovery Center Our Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals 18 years and older seeking primary treatment for alcoholism and addiction. This program provides assessment and primary treatment services. Patients live at home and travel Solutions Recovery Center, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, where they participate in treatment Monday, Tuesday and Thursday […]

Victory Addiction Recovery Center of Lafayette

Victory Addiction Recovery Center Intensive Outpatient Program Provides the benefits of treatment with added flexibility. With sessions at night, you are able to continue to live your life going to work or school. IOP combines group, individual and family therapy to provide a solid foundation for recovery. Sessions focus on education, relapse prevention, spirituality, 12-Steps […]

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems (Addiction Treatment) of Lafayette

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems Individuals who enroll in IOP attend treatment three days per week, and participate in five groups each day, for a total of 15 groups each week. IOP participants may receive transportation to and from treatment, and lunch is provided. The typical length of stay in IOP is about six weeks. The […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

Louisiana Tobacco Quitline

The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT–NOW, is a 24 hour a day, confidential, free tobacco cessation helpline that links people who want to quit using tobacco with trained tobacco cessation specialists who create an individualized plan to quit. This free service is available in English, Spanish, and 150 other languages to people calling from anywhere in […]

Vocational Rehabilitation – Louisiana Workforce Commission

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a […]

Substance Rehab Center -Lafayette

Treatment Centers in Lafayette, LA Description:  Database of substance abuse treatment centers located in Lafayette, LA.  Browse by services offered at any of the 27 treatment facilities located in Lafayette, LA. URL:  https://www.substancerehabcenter.com/treatment-centers/Lousiana-LA/?city=Lafayette  

Substance Rehab Center Database

Substance Rehab Centers Description:  Our extensive database of substance abuse treatment centers throughout the United States is one of the largest on the Internet. We have organized our site in a way to make it easy to find the treatment facility that best meets your needs. Browse by services offered by facilities or search for a treatment center […]

J & K Hope Center -Lafayette

Description:  Housing and treatment for homeless men with alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness ( Dual Diagnoses). Other services offered include:  Case Management Life Skills Training Transportation Assistance URL:  http://jkhopecenter.com/main.html Address:  814 Holt Ave, Rayne, LA 70578 Phone Number:  337-334-4799  

15th Judicial District Court Specialty Court Division -Lafayette

  Description:   Adult Drug Court -A specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug-using offenders through a 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.  The judge is actively involved in supervising drug court offenders – more than […]

Psychology Today–A National Listing of Treatment Centers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Support Groups

Psychology Today is a national website that allows the user to search for treatment centers, therapists, psychiatrists, and support groups located near their residence.  You can also narrow the search by picking a certain type of treatment program such as for addiction or an eating disorder.  You can narrow by the type of insurance the […]

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

Louisiana Department of Health -Lafayette

Description:  WIC Medicaid Aging & Adult Services Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Public Health Licensing/Certification Abortion Alternatives Resources Emergency Preparedness Quit Smoking Preventing Opioid Abuse Vital Records Water Regulations/Inspections URL:  http://ldh.la.gov/ Address: 628 N. 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802    Phone Number:  225-342-9500 Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

MentalHealth.Gov

What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  Description: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones Best practices for professionals. URL:   https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Phone Number:  1-800-273-8255 Hours:  24/7

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Description:  The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction. URL:  https://www.centeronaddiction.org/ Address:   633 […]

Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications […]

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

Ways to Work Inc.

Description: Links to Car Ownership Programs URL: https://www.waystowork.org/ Phone Number: 866.252.7171   

National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans and Military

National Resource Directory (NRD) The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. -Lafayette

  Description:  Addresses 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. 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 prevention materials […]

J & K Hope Center -Lafayette

Description:  Housing and treatment for homeless men with alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness ( Dual Diagnoses). Other services offered include:  Case Management Life Skills Training Transportation Assistance URL:  http://jkhopecenter.com/main.html Address:  814 Holt Ave, Rayne, LA 70578 Phone Number:  337-334-4799  

Catholic Services of Acadiana -Lafayette

  Description:  Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana St. Joseph Diner -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 […]

CarpoolWorld for Students -Lafayette Campus

Description:  CarpoolWorld is an application that works to help commuters and other travelers find others in nearby locations with similar transportation needs, to make ride-sharing arrangements.  An account has been set up to help the students on the Lafayette Campus.  Please follow the link provided below. Instructions: Click on the “Sign Up!” button to set […]

ridesharing.com –

Benefits for everyone – The guarantee Ridesharing.com in case of cancellation or no-show Public questions to the driver prior to a ride booking Customer service by chat, email and telephone Get more with the rewards program This trusted and safe mode of transportation is easy to navigate. phone or visit  https://www.ridesharing.com/index.aspx today https://www.ridesharing.com/index.aspx QUESTIONS? Call 1-877-774-8607

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The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

RideLTS -Lafayette

  Description:  Public Trasnportation ADA Accessible Daytime Routes Night Service Real Time Map Mobile Tracker Daily Fares Discount Passes URL:  http://www.ridelts.com/   Address:  705 West University Avenue Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone Number:  (337) 291-8570 Hours:  Business office:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Smile Community Action Agency -Lafayette

  Description:  SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a clearinghouse for community needs, with a focus on health, education, economic stability, and the betterment of all disadvantaged individuals, children and families that we encounter. Head Start -Provides social competence in health, educational, social and nutritional activities to children ages 3-5. Also offers disability services for children, […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

NeedyMeds-Prescription Assistance

NeedyMeds is an excellent source of information on prescription assistance.  They offer discount drug cards and a list of assistance programs for a specific medication or diagnosis.  They offer information regarding transportation to medical appointments and travel expenses related to medical issues.  They also offer listings of free/low-cost medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse […]

United Christian Outreach Inc

United Christian Outreach can provide assistance with food, clothing, prescription expenses and financial assistance to individuals living within the city limits of Lafayette. Please contact the center for more information about services, the intake process and to determine eligibility. Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am-1:30pm Address: 422 Carmel Dr, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone: 337-234-0162

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Utility Assistance

A list of power companies in the Lafayette area that have implemented changes to assist customers in response to COVID-19. The changes include temporarily suspending service disconnects and fees. Please visit the link below to learn more and see the announcement for the local area. Atmos Cleco Entergy LUS Slemco   URL:  https://www.katc.com/area-power-companies-temporarily-suspending-service-disconnects-due-to-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Progressive Baptist Church of Lafayette Parish

Progressive Baptist Church Provides rent, utility, and other financial assistance to persons within the Lafayette Parish (depending on fund availability). Address:  2001 E Simcoe St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone:  (337) 234-3924

Louisiana 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.  Callers are looking for resources like clothing, food or programs for their families.  Louisiana 2-1-1 listens to their needs and provides available resources. […]

Louisiana LIHEAP

Louisiana LIHEAP assists with utility bills. Application to the Louisiana LIHEAP program is divided into two categories. First applicants can submit the non crisis application or the Crisis application. Non-Crisis Application Here the applicant is required to maintain an active account with their utility vendor. After submitting a non-crisis application the applicant is required to […]

Access Program by AT&T – Income Based Internet

Access Program – AT&T AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households: With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet […]

Circuit by Entergy – Help Lower Your Energy Bill

DIY Videos to Help Lower Your Energy Bill

American Red Cross – Sound the Alarm

American Red Cross – Sound the Alarm Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers: Canvass at-risk neighborhoods Install free smoke alarms Replace batteries in existing alarms Provide fire prevention and safety education URL:  https://www.redcross.org/sound-the-alarm Find […]

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

Need Help Paying Bills?

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS . COM Help With Bills, Mortgage and Debts Help with medical bills and find access low cost health care centers or insurance policies. Free mortgage help and foreclosure prevention as well as counseling services. Debt help can reduce credit card obligations and other payments, such as medical debts. Grants and other forms of financial aid […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

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