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Acadia Parish Resources

Free Clinics in Acadia County, Louisiana

Resource Directory for Women and Children

Acadia Parish Clerk of Court

P.O. Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527-0922

Acadia Parish Police Jury

P.O. Box A
Crowley, LA 70527-6001

Crowley Chamber of Commerce

11 N Parkerson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526
Phone: (337) 788-0177

Rayne Chamber of Commerce and Agricultural Office

107 Oak St.
Rayne, La 70578
Phone: (337) 334-2332
Fax: (337) 334-8341

louisiana reentry guideClothing

Acadia Family Resource Center

1009 West South First
Rayne, Louisiana 70578
Phone: 337-334-HELP (4537)

louisiana reentry guideCriminal Justice

Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

1037 Capitol Ave.
Crowley, La 70526
Phone: (337) 778-8700
Fax: (337) 788-8768

Acadia District Attorney

P.O. Box 3306
Lafayette LA, 70502
Phone: (337) 232-5170

Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Court

Acadia, Lafayette & Vermillion Parishes
301 West University Avenue
Lafayette LA, 70506

louisiana reentry guideDisability Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Regional Office

Deborah Aymond, Regional Manager
825 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Brandywine VI, Suite 350
Lafayette, LA 70508-4285
Phone: (337) 262-5353 (Voice or TDD)
Toll-free: 1-800-520-0587
Fax: (337) 262-5727

This office is located in Lafayette Parish.

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

214 Jefferson Street, Suite 301
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
PHONE: 337-262-5610/ 800-648-1484

louisiana reentry guideDomestic Violence

Faith House

Post Office Box 2628
Crowley, Louisiana 70527-2628
Phone: 337-788-3092

louisiana reentry guideEducation

Crowley Learning Center (Adult Education)

404 West 12th St.
Crowley, LA 70526

Louisiana State University (Eunice)

Post Office Box 1129
2048 Johnston Highway
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
PHONE: 337-457-7311/ 888-FOR-LSUE

South Louisiana Community College (Acadian Campus)

1933 W. Hutchinson
Crowley LA 70526
Phone: (337) 788-7521

louisiana reentry guideElderly Assistance

Cajun Area Agency on Aging

824 East First St.
P.O. Box 1482
Crowley, LA 70527
Phone: (337)788-1400
Fax: (337)788-3198

Provides transportation for elderly within Acadia Parish and Opelousas only
Provides meals on site as well as delivery for the disabled and aged.

Elderly Crime Victims’ Assistance

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
Post Office Drawe 3508
Lafayette, Louisiana 70502
PHONE: 337-236-5615

Social Security Administration

106 Corporate Boulevard
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
PHONE: 337-261-0606/ 800-772-1213

louisiana reentry guideEmergency/Rental/Utilities Assistance

ASSIST Agency, Inc.

Sharon Clement
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1404
Crowley, LA 70527-1404
Telephone: (337) 788-7550
Fax: (337) 783-9353

Services Include:

  • Emergency Voucher Assistance
  • Food for Families/Food Vouchers
  • Medicaid/LaCHIP Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Access Program
  • Shelter Home
  • Childcare Centers

Crowley Christian Care Center

726 W. Seventh St.
Crowley, LA 70527
(337) 783-5811

Serves all ages, either sex, any religion. Must live in local Crowley and have proof of income

The Hope Center

812 & 814 Holt Avenue
Rayne,LA 70578

United Way of Acadiana

215 East Pinhook
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
PHONE: 337-233-8302/ Fax: 337-233-8380

louisiana reentry guideEmployment

Acadia Parish Business and Career Solution Center

Crowley, LA
11 North Parkerson
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: (337) 788-7550
Fax: 337-788-3079

Hours: 8-4:30, M-W & F, 8-2:30 Thurs

Premier Staffing Inc.

100 Beauvais Ave.
Ste A-3 and A-4
P.O. Box 91107
Lafayette, LA 70509
Phone: (337) 896-4140
Fax: (337) 896-9278

louisiana reentry guideFinancial/Banking Services

Bank of Commerce and Trust (MAIN OFFICE)

326 North Avenue G
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: (337) 783-2201
Express Line: 337-783-2202
Fax: 337-783-5029

Church Point Bank and Trust

Post Office Box 100/14 North Main
Church Point, Louisiana 70525
PHONE: 337-684-6303
Fax: 337-684-6306

Eagle Federal Credit Union

1502 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-788-0075
Fax: 337-788-0086

Evangeline Bank and Trust

Corner of Fifth Street and Avenue G
Post Office Box 496
Crowley, Louisiana 70527-0496
PHONE: 337-783-0412

Farmer’s State Bank and Trust Company (Main)

110 West Plaquemine
Church Point, Louisiana 70525
PHONE: 337-684-3301

First National Bank of Louisiana

128 Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
1941 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-783-4104

louisiana reentry guideFood

Eunice Food Bank

1120 Fairground St.
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
(337) 457-7541

Ms. Helen’s Soup Kitchen

117 West Seventh Street
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-788-1808

louisiana reentry guideHealth and Medical

Acadia-St. Landry Hospital

810 South Broadway Street
Church Point, Louisiana 70525
Phone: 337-684-5435

Acadia Parish Community Clinic

810 South Broadway
Church Point, Louisiana 70525
Phone: 337-684-6166

Acadia Parish Community Clinic (Rayne)

200 Frog Festival Drive
Rayne, Louisiana 70578
Phone: 337-334-2153

Acadia Parish Health Unit

Capitol Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-788-7507

Medical clinic every Thursday of the month by appointment

American Legion Hospital

1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: (337) 783-3222

Camelot Place

2021 Crowley-Rayne Highway
Rayne, Louisiana 70578
Phone: (337) 783-8101

SWLA Center for Health Services

613 John F. Kennedy
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-783-5579

louisiana reentry guideHIV/AIDS

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.

Phone: 337-233-2437

Services: HIV case mgmt & education; disabled/homeless housing; substance abuse treatment

Coverage area: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion parishes

louisiana reentry guideHotlines

232-HELP/LA 211

Phone: 337-232-4357

Services: Information and referral services to health and human service organizations

Coverage area: statewide

Mass Care Shelters (During Emergencies)

Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA). Ex: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply)

louisiana reentry guideHousing


1708 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: (337) 783-2061

Church Point Housing Authority

700 South Wimberly Street
Church Point, Louisiana 70525
PHONE: 337-684-2195
Fax: 337-684-3233

louisiana reentry guideLegal

Acadiana Legal Services

1020 Surrey Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337)-237-4320

louisiana reentry guideMental Health

Crowley Mental Health Center

1822 West 2nd
Crowley LA, 70526
Phone: (337) 788-7511

Pauline Faulk Centre for Behavioral Health

300 South Bradford
Rayne, LA 70578

Southwest Ambulatory Behavioral Services, Inc.

318 East Park Street
Crowley,LA 70527

The Hope Center

812 & 814 Holt Avenue
Rayne LA, 70578

public librariesPublic Libraries

Iota Branch

119 Duson
Iota, LA 70543

Mermentau Branch

107 Second St.
Mermentau, LA 70556

Estherwood Branch

116 N. LeBlanc St.
Estherwood, LA 70534

Crowley Headquarters

1125 N Parkerson Ave.
Crowley, LA 70526

Rayne Branch

109 W. Perrodin St.
Rayne, LA 70578

Church Point Library

311 N Vista St.
Church Point, LA

louisiana reentry guideShelters

Catholic Services of Acadiana

Phone: 337-235-4972

Services: Emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing; emergency food & financial

Coverage: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion parish

Welcome House

24292 Crowley Eunice Hwy.
Crowley, LA 70526

Single Men; Single Women; Families

May require a fee if individual or family has income

J&K Hope Center, Inc.

814 Holt Street
Rayne, LA 70578

Single men Dual diagnosed adult men who desire recovery and self-sufficiency

Faith House

Phone: 337-232-8954

Services: Housing, supportive services and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence

Coverage area: Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Landry, Vermilion parishes

Iberia Homeless Shelter

Phone: 337-369-9900

Services: Shelter and case management for homeless single men

Coverage: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion parish

louisiana reentry guideSubstance Abuse

Crowley Addictive Disorder Clinic

703 East 8th Street
Crowley LA, 70526
Phone: (337) 788-7515

Gatehouse Foundation

206 South Magnolia Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
PHONE: 337-233-8031
Fax: 337-233-0462

louisiana reentry guideTransportation

Acadia Cab Company

11 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: (337) 783-7888

Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Monday through Saturday

Acadia Health Transportation

619 South Eastern Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
Phone: 337-783-0323

louisiana reentry guideVeterans

Acadia Veteran Service Office

601 N. Parkeron Ave.
Crowley, LA 70526

IV ARCH The Acadiana Regional

Coalition on Homelessness & Housing, Inc.
P.O. Box 3936
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: (337) 235-4972
FAX: (337) 234-4466
Contact: Eric Gammons, President
Alternate Contact: Mary Speyrer
Phone: (337) 236-6862

louisiana reentry guideWomen and Family Services

Office of Family Support (Assistance Division)

300 East First Street
Crowley, Louisiana 70526
PHONE: 337-788-7540/ 337-788-7541/ 337-788-7542

Assists with food stamps; child care assistance; cash assistance

Community Clinics

200 Frog Festival Drive
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: 337-334-2153

810 S. Broadway
Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-6166

The Acadia Parish Community Clinics provide WIC services, immunizations, and pregnancy testing by appointment.

Welcome House

24292 Crowley Eunice Hwy.
Crowley, LA 70526

Single Men; Single Women; Families

May require a fee if individual or family has income

Family Tree Information Education & Counseling Center, Inc.

4540 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Building D, Suite B-220
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
PHONE: 337-981-2180
Fax: 337-981-2391

Family Tree Information Education & Counseling Center, Inc.

1003 East Admiral Doyle Drive
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560
PHONE: 337-739-5772

Vermillion, Jefferson Davis, and Acadia Parish assistance programs.

Find financial help in the Acadia Parish area as well as cities of Abbeville and others. Struggling families, whether they are low income or not, can receive everything from free grants to loans for paying their bills, rent, housing, and other living expenses. There are churches that offer free food or clothes, money as well as free back to school supplies from charities, and also government cash assistance programs to name but a few options.

Many families in Jefferson Davis, Acadia and Vermillion lack medical care. There are many dental clinics near you as well as free insulin, prescription drugs, and free healthcare from clinics. Adults, children, and the elderly can apply. Or single moms can get help, there are free Christmas toys or meals, and other emergency help.

Emergency financial help for bills

The community action agency to call for help is ASSIST Agency, Inc. They are based in Crowley, Louisiana and can be reached at (337) 788-7550. However they offer services across the entire region.

  • Food for Families – Distributes free food baskets and groceries to those in need. They are always looking for donations from food drives. Food vouchers are offered as well to low-income families to help them remain healthy.
  • Outreach and Referral – The community action agency can provide information on availability of services offered by the state of Louisiana, federal government, and other non-profit agencies in the parishes of Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Vermillion. Learn about free Legal Aid and Community Services, Welfare, SNAP (Food Stamps), Social Security, and more. Get referrals and help in applying for public aid.
  • Emergency Voucher Assistance – These programs are offered by LDOL, FEMA or the United Way. It can provide emergency financial assistance on a one-time basis to clients who have suffered a loss due to some type of circumstances that was not caused by them and is beyond their control.
  • Apply for Medicaid / Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program at the ASSIST Agency. The federal government program provides primary and preventative health care to low income families. It also offers long-term care to disabled and low-income seniors. The LaCHIP program can also help with medical bills by offering health and dental care coverage at no cost for uninsured children younger than nineteen years of age.
  • Pharmaceutical Access Program can help low income, disadvantaged individuals, and uninsured pay for the cost of prescription drugs. The Lafayette Community Pharmacy Clinic and ASSIST partner together to offer this service. The indigent, elderly, disabled and working poor are primary beneficiaries.
  • The Patient Assistance Program (PAP) can also provide medications in Jefferson Davis Parish and nearby towns. Local pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers refer patients to the PAP program, which can help them obtain free or low-cost medication from the major pharmaceutical companies. Read more patient assistance programs.
  • Toys for Tots can provide gifts and toys for free to children of families on public assistance. The holiday program is run with the U S Marine Corps, and it is especially important to single moms and parents who might otherwise have to see their children do without toys or gifts for Christmas.
  • First-time homebuyers can get financial assistance for making a down payment. ASSIST is a Comprehensive Housing Development Organization, and they also offer housing counseling and mortgage assistance programs. All resources are part of the Affordable Housing Program. Learn more on HUD foreclosure counseling in Louisiana.
  • Shelter Home is available for women and children. In addition to shelter and short term housing, it offers food, meals, clothing bank, job services, personal hygiene, GED classes, life skills education, day care, and medical bill assistance.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free federal and state tax preparation for low income individuals in Vermillion and neighboring areas.
  • ASSIST Agency, Inc is also a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling. Renters and homeowners can get information and free advice on foreclosure prevention, help seeking and buying a home, low interest financing, and advice on maintaining or renting a home. Those seeking a place can learn about local security deposit assistance programs, if any exist.
  • Childcare is offered at affordable rates from Childcare Centers in Crowley, Abbeville, Church Point, and Rayne.
  • Financial Assistance is offered to low income and working poor families. Assistance can help them reduce the burden of medications, home energy costs, groceries and food. Apply for emergency voucher assistance for shelter, home repairs and modifications/improvements.

ASSIST Agency, Inc. has multiple offices in the region. Call (337) 788-7550. Several other assistance programs and resources are offered for low income residents. Read more on ASSIST Agency.

Council on Aging, Inc. has several offices around the region. The focus is on senior citizens, the elderly, as well as disabled. They are located at the addresses below.

  • Energy bill assistance, including LIHEAP, can help pay the utilities, including cooling bills, of low income seniors over 60. Additional details on Louisiana utility bill assistance.
  • Food assistance includes home delivered meals for homebound age 60 or older. Meal sites also serve lunch for the elderly and seniors. Food distribution is offered at most once a month of items such as canned goods, juices, etc.
  • Homemaker services include activities such as light meal preparation, housekeeping, errands, and more. A small donation is required.
  • Transportation assistance and rides can be made to doctors, shopping trips, medical appointments and other services.

Aging offices are at 824 E. First St., Crowley, Louisiana 70526, (337) 788-1400, Jefferson Davis, Jennings, LA 70546, telephone (337) 824-5504, and 1928 Graceland, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510, call (337) 893-2563.

Crowley Christian Care Center – Provides the needy with food, financial help with prescriptions, gently used clothing, assistance with paying rent and utilities. Also get information and referral to other non-profit agencies and government programs that may offer more services. They rely on the money raised from their thrift store as well as volunteers from Acadia Parish. Call (337) 783-5811, or more on Crowley Christian Care Center assistance programs.

Jefferson Davis area Salvation Army – Residents of this parish can apply for help from the church based group. The programs include emergency food or groceries, money for rent or utility/water bills, after school care, shelter, and counseling from a ministry service.

There are also seasonal services in the region. The Salvation Army has items like a free back to school supply giveaway as well as Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas meal or toys, and cool weather shelters. Other support may also be given by the charity, including linking families to other resources. Read Jefferson Davis Parish Salvation Army.

Volunteers of America in Louisiana helps with shelter, housing, and rental matters. The homeless from the region can get access to emergency shelter. Clients then may be able to progress to case management, job seeking assistance, then transitional housing. Staff also provide referrals and other support to the low income, disabled and seniors in parishes such as Acadia. Click details on Volunteers of America in Baton Rogue.

SMILE is an agency that can provide referrals and intake for residents in Jefferson Davis and/or Acadia parish. Some of what may be available in the region includes free food pantries, meals on wheels for senior citizens, and low interest loan programs for various financial needs. Another key focus in on child development from Head Start and job training resources. Learn more on SMILE community action agency.

Christian Care and Share Center also supports all parishes. Funding is limited, and when available, it can address a number of needs. The non-profit may have help and grants with rent, housing and utility bills, food to the needy, household goods and furniture, clothes, and emergency transportation.

  • 129 W. Main Street, Ville Platte, LA 70586, telephone (337) 363-8041
  • 701 Chevis St., Abbeville, Louisiana 70510, dial (337) 893-9756

St. Edmond St. Vincent de Paul Society can be reached at (337) 981-0874. Offers emergency assistance for the following areas. Utilities, cooling bills, and prescriptions medications. People can apply at most every 6 months.

Free food pantries and distribution centers

Kaplan Food Bank at 801 North Cushing Ave., Kaplan, Louisiana 70548, call (337) 643-6055. This location provides baby formula, milk vouchers, food and groceries to families in need in Vermilion parish. Seniors program can give Ensure to the elderly when available. Proof of need is required when applying; including income and you must show food stamp approval when applying.

Other locations to call or stop by at for food and nutritional assistance include:

  • Christian Service Center of Iota operates a pantry. (337) 779-3057
  • Christian Service Center of Rayne Louisiana. Main phone number is (337) 334-5031
  • Ms Helen’ Soup Kitchen, 224 W. 5th St., Crowley, LA  70527, main number (337) 783-7374

Feeding America has partners in the region too. This is a national network with local churches, food pantries in Abbeville and Jefferson Davis Parish, and other towns. They partner to provide free meals (including at holidays), surplus government commodities, USDA lunch or breakfast, groceries and more. Continue with Feeding America near you.

Affordable or free health care from clinics

Abbeville Community Health Clinic – Some services may be offered on a sliding fee scale or lower rates. The location is a full service medical and dental clinic. Examples of some of the clinic services include internal medicine, family medicine, Kid-Med services, physicals, primary health care screening, lab, general dentistry (some oral surgery), pharmacy assistance (no in-house program), referrals, immunizations, disease screening, and mental health/psychiatric services. Dental care and cleanings are offered too. (337) 893-3443

Gardiner Community Health Center – For patients with limited or no health insurance, medical services are provided at discounted rates based on a sliding scale. People of all ages and races can use this center. They may also be able to offer prescription medication either at no charge or a discounted rate through the drug and pharmaceutical companies. Gueydan Louisiana. (337) 536-9262

Parish Health Units offer KidMed, WIC vouchers, pregnancy testing, immunizations, nutrition, child health care, and more.

  • 30 W. Mill St., Crowley, LA 70526, call (337) 788-7507 for intake
  • Vermilion Parish Health Unit, 401 S. St. Charles St., Abbeville, Louisiana 70510, telephone (337) 893-1443

Financial Assistance/Utility Assistance

Catholic Services of Acadiana:  337-235-4972

Offers basic human services to individuals and families experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Acadiana

Monsignor Sigur Center:  337.235.4972 ext. 190

Offers resources for individuals and families in financial crisis. We serve both impoverished families and individuals, as well as people experiencing homelessness. Households facing an involuntary situational crisis can apply for financial assistance with utility bills, rent/mortgage, funeral expenses, bus fare, medical needs and rehousing assistance for people living in shelters and on the streets.

New Life Center:  337.948.3161

Located in Opelousas, provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for up to 52 homeless women and their children each night. New Life Center also provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless female veterans, with our without children. Residents are provided with shelter and services for up to two years while working towards self-sufficiency. All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing. It is located at 411 E Landry St., Opelousas, LA 70570

 St. Joseph Shelter for Men: 337.233.6816 

Provides emergency shelter for up to 32 homeless men in a dormitory setting per night. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing. It is located at 425 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501

St. Michael Center for Veterans: 337.233.6816

The center is an emergency and transitional housing program for up to 20 homeless male veterans with supportive services, including substance abuse recovery, access to mainstream services, education, employment and housing placement, operating in conjunction with the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. It is located at 425 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

St. Joseph Diner: 337.235.4972

Prepares and serves free lunch meals from 11:00 am – 11:50 am every day to anyone who is hungry.  St. Joseph Diner only requires that individuals seeking a meal treat each other, volunteers and staff with respect and dignity. Emergency food boxes are distributed to individuals in crisis who are accessing an emergency pantry for the first time. Visit the Volunteer Calendar to choose a day to come in and experience St. Joseph Diner. In addition to providing cost-effective fresh ingredients, the garden offers an opportunity for hands-on learning with community volunteers. The diner is located at 613 W. Simcoe, Lafayette, LA 70501

Stella Maris Center: 337.235.4972 ext. 193

The center is a hygiene facility that provides a place for homeless individuals to take a shower, use the restroom, do laundry, and take care of other basic hygiene needs. Through partnerships with other local organizations, Stella Maris Center connects homeless individuals with additional resources to assist them as they find a way to regain housing.  The center is located at 615 W. Simcoe Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services: 1-888-524-3578

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps)

Provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Provides assistance to families to help pay for the child care needed in order to work, or attend school or training
Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

Provides temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families who need assistance for children

Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)

Provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents

      Child Support Enforcement Services

Provides parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child and/or medical upport orders and collection and distribution of child support payments

Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP)

LaCAP is a food assistance program for Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years of age and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Disch- De Clouet Social Service Center:   337-369-6384

A non-profit organization that serves the poor and needy of Iberia Parish with immediate assistance for critical and basic human needs.  Hours of Operation:  Monday –Thursday    They take the first 15 people when they open the doors at 9 a.m. and 1p.m. each day.


Acadiana Legal Services:  337-237-4320

Our attorneys and paralegals provide advice and representation to low-income residents of the following parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion, and Vernon.

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court:  337-291-6400

City clerk’s office

Lafayette Drug Court:  337-291-5410

A specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug- using offenders through a supervision treatment program.

Adult Drug Court: 337-291-5410

Drug Court is a specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug-using offenders through supervision a treatment program. The program includes frequent drug-testing, case management, substance abuse counseling, treatment, educational opportunities, judicial supervision and incremental rewards and punishment.

Juvenile Drug Court: 337-291-5410  

Our program is a unique partnership between the criminal justice system and treatment communities that provide adolescents an opportunity to lead crime-free, drug-free lives. 

Lafayette Parish Correctional Center:  337-236-5400

 The parish jail for Lafayette located in downtown Lafayette.

Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers:  337-237-4700

Provides free civil legal services for those who qualify financially.

Lafayette Probation and Parole:  337-262-5444

Protect public safety by providing for the investigation and supervision of adjudicated adult offenders through the enforcement of legal statutes.

Lafayette Traffic Court:  city 337-291-8720   parish 337-291-6370

The Traffic Department is responsible for the filing of all traffic citations. 

U.S. Office for Civil Rights: 1-800-368-1019

The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination. Through prevention and elimination of unlawful discrimination, the Office for Civil Rights helps HHS carry out its overall mission of improving the health and well-being of all people affected by its many programs.


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

The Arc of Acadiana provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, helping tom provide them an opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential.

Faith House: 337-232-8954

A private non-profit organization for survivors of domestic violence and their children.  The program consists of: a shelter, a non-residential program, a transitional housing program, a permanent supportive housing program, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and a public education program.

Family Promise of Acadiana: 337-233-3447

An organization providing shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes.

Freedom House: 337-408-3339

Drug addiction treatment center

Lafayette Low Income Housing: 337-233-1327

Low income housing listing service

J & K Hope Center: 337-334-4799

Housing and treatment for homeless men with alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness ( Dual Diagnoses). Other services offered include:  case management, life skills training, counseling, and transportation.

Lighthouse Shelter for Women: 337-289-9141

A women’s shelter where women and their families can stay up to six months and are supported and guided in rebuilding their lives back to self-sufficiency. Through The Outreach Center’s comprehensive services, the Lighthouse works to provide positive outcomes for shelter residents.

Maison de Goodwill: 337-406-8500

Residential Community for senior citizens

Maison de Rayne: 337-334-0142

Residents must be age 18 or older, have a physical disability, and fall within HUD guidelines.

New Life Center: 337-948-3161

Emergency shelter and transitional housing for women and their children.  Residents are provided with shelter and services for up to two years while working towards self-sufficiency. All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing.

Opelousas Lighthouse Mission:  337-948-8865

A faith based emergency shelter and transitional living facility for men.

Oxford Houses:  1-800-689-6411 or 504-430-8554

Sober living for men and women.

USDA Rural Development Programs: 337-262-6601

Affordable housing program to qualified applicants..

SMILE Family shelter: 337-234-3272

Provides shelter for families in need.

St. Joseph’s Men’s Shelter: 337-233-6816

Provides emergency shelter for up to 32 homeless men in a dormitory setting per night. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing.

St. Michael’s Center for Veterans: 337-233-6816

 An emergency and transitional housing program for up to 20 homeless male veterans with supportive services, including substance abuse recovery, access to mainstream services, education, employment and housing placement, operating in conjunction with the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.


Healing House: 337-234-0443

Provides support and education for grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana Community

Hospice of Acadiana: 337-232-1234

Is a local non-profit organization of compassionate, well-trained professionals, support staff, and volunteers who provide a comprehensive program of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction to persons with life-threatening conditions and their families. 

St. Joseph Hospice: 337-233-1131

Provide peace, comfort and dignity to as many terminally ill patients and their families as possible.


Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.: 337-233-2437

The mission of Acadiana CARES is to address the issues associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and provide education and services for HIV prevention and care for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Services offered include:  case management, red ribbon medication assistance, oral health care, transportation assistance, financial assistance, food bank, housing opportunity, health insurance program, counseling, outreach activities, support groups, and prevention materials.

Healthcare/ Hospitals

Lafayette Community Health Clinic:  337-593-9208

A non-profit organization that provides quality outpatient health care for the eligible working uninsured and develops and provides programs to address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships.

Lafayette Health Unit:  337-262-5616

Provides quality outpatient healthcare for the eligible working uninsured.

Louisiana Medicaid and La Chip and Bayou Health program:  1-877-252-2447

Provides medical coverage for Louisiana residents who qualify

St. Bernadette’s Clinic: 337-470-3460

Services are coordinated through this clinic to provide chronic care, follow-up care of other illnesses and healthcare problems, dental care, eye care referrals, community pharmacy referrals for medication assistance and resources for other types of needs. 

University Hospital and Clinics: 337-261-6000

A full-service, acute care hospital

Tyler Mental Health: 337-262-4100

Offers a range of group counseling and treatment services for individuals and families who suffer from substance abuse. The center also provides medication and crisis management and psychiatric and psychological evaluation services. It offers a variety of mental health rehabilitation, day treatment and case management solutions.


Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service (CUPS): 337-234-4848

Staffed by volunteers and available by appointment only services offered include: clothing and household goods, community care, financial assistance, volunteer services, food and meals, and information and referrals.

ExtraMile Clothes Closet: 337-237-2090

Clients come to the clothes closet through referrals, and all clothing and other items are distributed free of charge.

Food Net: The Greater Acadiana: 337-232-3663

A non-profit food bank dedicated to providing food to those in Lafayette Parish who have a genuine need.

Goodwill: 337-261-5811

Provides clothing at a low cost

Hand Up Thrift (HUT): 337-704-4444

Thrift store that also accepts all donations (no big appliances)

Salvation Army: 337-235-2407

Services include a soup kitchen from 4-5 and an emergency homeless shelter for men.

Employment/Business Services

Goodwill Job Connection Center: 337-769-7650

An information and referral program that is a gateway to services for persons in search of employment and resources. Services include GED preparation, crisis assistance, and a work readiness program.

Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center: 337-262-5601

Offer job search and resume assistance, evaluation of interests, skills and work preferences as well as providing labor market and demand job information.

Staffing Agencies:

Lofton Staffing Services:  337-269-0500

Denmar Staffing:  337-237-6043

LCL Staffing:  337-572-8367

Westaff Business Staffing Solutions:  337-993-5737

Link Staffing Service:  337-237-6331

Premier Staffing Inc.:  337-896-4140

Manpower:  337-431-7134

Spherion:  337-269-0508

Elwood Staffing:  337-235-2242

Offshore Services of Acadiana:  337-706-7800

Advantage Staffing:  337-237-4723

1st Choice Personnel:  337-269-6253

Labor Ready Inc.:  337-262-4890

Savard Staffing:  337-235-7707

Labor Finders:  337-593-0101


STOP Program: 337-236-5440

Sheriff’s Tracking Offender Program (STOP) was designed for early identification of offenders’ individual needs.  It also allows for placement of those in appropriate program.

Re-Entry Program: 337-231-6365

The Reentry Program includes intervention strategies that will help deter the recidivism of offenders

Transitional Work Program: 337-236-3901

The LPSO Transitional Work Program allows approved offenders an opportunity to work and provide for their families

Alternative Sentencing Program: 337-231-6365

A program hosted at the Community Corrections Campus that utilizes GPS offender tracking and Daily Reporting programs for offenders.

Substance Abuse:

Acadiana Recovery Center (ARC): 337-236-5446

Provides inpatient chemical dependency services for adults 18 years and older.  Methods of payment: cash, insurance or sliding scale fee.

Acadiana Recovery Center Out –Patient Services: 337-236-5446

Acadiana Addiction Center: 337-233-1111

Private pay or private insurance.  Outpatient counseling for chemical dependency, gambling, depression, anxiety, and marriage and family problems

Acadia Vermillion Hospital: 1-800-821-2567

Fees based on services provided. Inpatient/Outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment for adolescent males and females.

Al-Anon: 337-233-1626

Free services for family members of those who have a chemical dependency problem.  Meetings which share experiences, strength and hope.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 337-991-0830

Alcoholism Treatment Program

Alternative Outpatient Services: 337-234-0830

Outpatient substance abuse treatment. Special programs for DUI/DWI offenders and criminal justice clients.  Self payment and private health insurance.

Center for Psychiatric Solutions: 337-233-2400

Fees are based on services provided, outpatient psychiatric services.

Oceans Behavioral Hospital: 337-237-6444

Provides inpatient psychiatric care, and outpatient group therapy.

Tyler Mental Health: 337-262-4100

Offers services that include family support services, crisis management, and day and psychosocial rehab.

Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic (LADAC): 337-289-8595

Sliding scale fees based on annual income and number of dependents. Provide assistance and treatment for alcohol, drug, and gambling abuse or addiction.

Lafayette Consolidated Government: 337-291-8200

Narcotics Anonymous: 337-406-1300

Free service for individuals with narcotics addiction.

Elderly Assistance:

Cajun Area Agency on Aging: 337-572-8940

Assists individuals 60 and older and disabled individuals 21 and older

Greenhouse: 337-291-5458

Activity Center for Seniors age 55 and older and disabled adults 21 and older in Lafayette area

Lafayette Council on Aging: 337-262-5990

Social Services Organization

Love Inc.: 337-981-6775

Volunteer based organization that aides with multiple needs of an individual  *Referral Preferred*

Rosehouse Health and Wellness Center: 337-291-5444

Physical and recreational activities for citizens 55 years or older

Eye Care America:

Provides medical and surgical eye care to citizens 65 years or older or those without insurance and pre-existing conditions.

Social Security Administration: 1-888-619-4771

Social Security to those who are: worker who paid FICA taxes; worker who is retired, disabled, or spouse of a deceased worker; spouse, child or parent of worker.  Supplemental security to those who are: age 65, blind or disabled; limited income and resources.

Disabilities/ Special Needs:

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana: 337-234-6492

Offers vocational assessment, peer counseling, training in areas of Braille, keyboarding, orientation and mobility, home and personal management, computers and adaptive technology, job readiness training.

Families Helping Families: 337-984-3458

Assists individuals with disabilities and their families

Goodwill of Acadiana: 337-261-5811

Provide services that help people with disabilities and disadvantaged to maintain competitive employment within the community

LARC: 337-984-6110

Provides early intervention, housing, and client development

Acadiana Area Human Services District Developmental Disability Office: 337-262-5610

Offers social, religious, recreational services, supportive counseling to persons with disabilities and families.  Services include courses for the deaf and blind, job readiness training and placement.

Abuse: Mental, Physical, or Sexual: 

Cadence of Acadiana: 337-593-8899

Case management for the elderly, MR/DD, EPSDT, infants through 3 years and children’s choice.

Family Violence Intervention Program: 337-232-2440

Assists families with domestic violence

Hearts of Hope: 337-269-1557 or 337-233-7273

Children’s advocacy center, sexual abuse response center and sexual assault

Safety Net for Abused Persons(SNAP): 337-367-7627

Domestic violence service providing safety and support to abused women and children

New Start Center: 337-394-8559

Domestic violence shelter

Family Counseling:

Family Tree:  337-981-2180

Offers educational seminars, counseling services, lending library, divorce and separation issues, and transportation loans.


Lafayette Parish School Board: 337-521-7000

A public institution that provides elementary and secondary education.

South Louisiana Community College: 337-521-9000

A public institution offering general education and associate degree programs.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 337-482-1000

A public institution of higher education offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Always call 911 for all Emergencies

Non-emergency numbers for area emergency and law enforcement

Medical and Fire

Acadian Ambulance:  337-291-1111
Lafayette Fire Department: 337-291-8701

Police Departments
Breaux Bridge: 337-332-2186
Broussard: 337-837-6259
Lafayette: 337-291-8600
Scott: 337-233-3715
St. Martinville: 337-394-2226
Youngsville: 337-856-5931
LA State Trooper: 337-262-5880

Sheriffs Offices:
Acadia Parish: 337-788-8700
Iberia Parish: 337-369-3711
Lafayette Parish: 337-232-9211
St. Landry Parish: 337-948-6516
St. Martin Parish: 337-394-3071
Vermillion Parish: 337-898-4414