Jefferson Davis Parish Public Library

Community Helpers

Jefferson Davis Parish Library Outreach & Homebound Resources

Volunteer

If you have a specific skill or interest that you wish to share with others, please contact your local library. We are always looking for people to teach classes on many different topics and to help develop/mentor our after-school children.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering for one of the following agencies

Local Assistance

Website 

LA Cafe is an online portal for state assistance programs (SNAP, FITAP, KCSP, CHILD SUPPORT)

For personal assistance, refer to ASSIST Agency (see below)

assistagency.org  |  Contact: 337-788-7550

Provides information or assistance on:

  • Department of
  • Children and Family
  • Services (Welfare)
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Employment, Social Security, Legal Aid and Community Services
  • Emergency Voucher Assistance
  • Food for Families
  • Food Vouchers
  • Medicaid / LaCHIP
  • Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Access Program
  • Affordable Housing
  • Resources for local shelter
  • Apartment Construction/Rental
  • Revolving Loan for Small Business Development and Expansion
  • VITA (Must call 2-1-1 to make an appointment)
  • Single Family Home Construction
  • HUD-Approved Housing Counseling
  • Childcare Centers
  • Emergency only – utility assistance
  • Summer Feeding Program

jeffdaviscada.com  |  Contact: 337-616-8418

Emergency shelter, safety & counseling for female victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

  • 24hr Hotline: 866-883-2232
  • Shelter provides food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. Residents may stay up to 45 days while they look for employment & housing.  Shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Residents of Jeff Davis Parish may get assistance in obtaining Temporary Protective Orders for domestic violence and or referrals for additional legal services.

Caring Hands Facebook Profile  |  Contact: 337-616-3081

Temporary Assistance with utilities, school uniforms, food, clothing, disaster needs & referrals

louisianabelieves.com  |  Contact: 877-453-2721

Financial assistance for childcare to low income families while they are working or in school

Jefferson Davis Council on Aging  |  Contact: 337-824-5019

Assistance programs are free to 60+

  • Meals on wheels
  • Food pantry
  • Food stamps application assistance
  • Medication assistance
  • Medicare application assistance
  • Transportation, respite care
  • Electric bill assistance – through Entergy grant (must apply)
  • Acadiana on call – legal aid 
  • Homemaker service (when available, everyday supplies)
  • Health Education:  Diabetes and Arthritis
  • Jeff Davis Senior Center – Fun Activities
fhfswla.org  |  Contact: 800-894-6558 Support, resources & training for families with disabilities

31stjdc.org/FINS  |  Contact: 337-824-4200

Assist troubled children (ages 10-17) and their families by providing information about various community resources making appropriate referrals

31stjdc.org/FINS  |  Contact: 888-524-3578

Provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.

Contact: 337-725-6536

Food assistance in Topsy area.

imcalhsa.org  |  Contact: 888-524-3578

Outpatient services to individuals with mental illness and/or an addictive disorder (alcohol, drugs, gambling) for both adults and children.  

  • Access Services – Crisis Services, Assessment/Evaluation, and Referral
  • Outpatient Counseling- Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Intensive Outpatient Counseling Treatment for substance abuse
  • Referral to inpatient programs
  • Referral for detoxification
  • Drug Screens
  • Medical Assessments and referral
  • On-site pharmacy services and patient assistance programs to reduce medication costs
  • Support Groups
  • Aftercare Services
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • HIV/STD/TB Screening Services
  • Evaluation/Treatment for Compulsive Gambling
  • Medicaid Application assistance

Contact: 337-824-4705

Provides assessments, treatment, support & referrals for the chemically dependent and families.

Jeff Davis Health Unit  |  Contact: 337-824-2193

Provides assessments, treatment, support & referrals for the chemically dependent and families.

jeffersondavis.org  |  Contact: 337-824-0597

  • Serves parents of Pre-K through 5th grade students, assisting parents in working more effectively with their children at home
    Electronic games, books, videos, cassettes, puzzles, manipulative, bingo and board games, flashcards, worksheets and other educational materials.
  • Two parent liaisons are available to parents and schools to facilitate open lines of communication between home and school.
  • Assistance with understanding state testing and test results, as well as practice tests
  • Assistance with Title 1

Contact via Facebook  

Prepares & delivers hot meals for elderly homebound residents of Lake Arthur.

literacyswla.org   |  337-421-6579 

Adult Ed classes offered at Sowela Morgan Smith Jennings campus.  Contact Jennifer Couvillion at jcouvillion@literacyswla.org

laworks.net

Apply for jobs, file for unemployment, worker’s comp, rehabilitation services, workforce training

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