Counseling and Disability Services

Homeless Shelters and Rent Assistance

For Women:
  • Lighthouse - 337-289-9141
  • New Life Center - 337-948-3161
For Men:
  • St. Joseph’s Shelter - 337-233-6816
  • Salvation Army - 337-234-2407
For Married Couples with Children:
Family Promise Shelter - 337-233-3447
American Red Cross - Click “Get Help.”
  • Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources
  • How to Prepare for Emergencies
  • Military Family Assistance
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Food Insecurity
  • Medical Care
  • Financial Crisis
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Immigration Services
Rent Relief Programs

Louisiana Emergency Assistance Program (LEAP) for renters or landlords seeking financial assistance with rent or utilities due to Covid-19.
Acadia, Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parishes
  • Rapid Re-Housing
  • Emergency Voucher Assistance (LDOL, FEMA & United Way)
  • Food Vouchers
  • Medicaid / LaCHIP Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Access
  • Affordable Housing
  • Shelter Home: The agency presently has one home (location revealed to clients only) fully furnished. It is a temporary shelter which offers meals, clothing, personal hygiene, GED classes, life skills education, job services, day care, clothing bank, and medical assistance. The site capacity is approximately twelve (12) women and children and the maximum stay is ninety days.
  • Revolving Loan for Small Business Development and Expansion
  • SUMMER FOOD SERVICE/RECREATION PROGRAMS – Provides a free breakfast and lunch for eight weeks in the summer in Jeff Davis and Acadia Parishes.   ​
  • Childcare Centers - Offering quality childcare at affordable rates, four Class "A" licensed childcare centers are operated by the Friends of ASSIST.  The centers are located in Crowley, Abbeville, Church Point, and Rayne. They are open to the general public and accept children ages six weeks to 12 years.  Hours of operation are 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.  They offer full time, part time, and after school care in a nurturing environment. - Online resource to help find a rental home that fits your needs and budget.

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