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1. Facilitating referral to the proper agency or group for those who need help and following through on all referrals. 2. Rendering, when possible, direct services in the absence of any other agency, individual, or organized service capable of responding to a particular request for help. 3. Collaborating and networking with other community service organizations within the 232-HELP / Louisiana 211 geographic boundaries as well as other Louisiana 211 providers. 4. Educating the public on matters related to health and social problems. 5. Identifying gaps in community services and incubating new programs where needed. 6. Engaging in realistic long-range planning to ensure the delivery of our Mission.
A Pregnancy Center and Clinic
This corporation is organized solely and exclusively for the purpose of pursuing God's direction to educate and minister to the woman who is pregnant, the man who is the father of the child and to the families of both parties physical and spiritual needs. A Pregnancy Center & Clinic is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. We provide the following FREE services to women of all ages in our local community: Abstinence, Birth Control & STD Education, Pregnancy Testing, Ultrasounds, Parenting Classes, Confidential Counseling on all pregnancy options. We also provide support items such as baby beds, car seats, strollers, high chairs, baby monitors, maternity/baby clothing, baby formula, diapers, wipes, and other items necessary for the proper care of children.
Acadia General Hospital
Lafayette General Foundation is supporting a campaign to raise funds to purchase new "Smart IV Pumps" for Acadia General's Hospital's (AGH) Emergency Room. These "Smart IV Pumps" will ensure a greater reduction in human error for our patients. AGH is in need of 120 pumps, each costing about $5,000. We invite you to make a donation today in support of our pursuit to perfection for our patients and help reach our goal for AGH. Your donation will make an impact and be an integral part of providing "Quality Healthcare Close to Home." AGH serves a growing Acadia Parish population providing acute medical and surgical care, gynecology, pediatric, orthopedic, otolaryngology, cardiac, nephrology, ophthalmology, oncology, emergency services, vein therapy, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Acadia General Hospital is part of the Lafayette General Health System, a community-owned, non-profit hospital system whose mission is To Maintain, Restore and Improve Health.
Acadian Memorial Foundation
The Mission of the Acadian Memorial is to memorialize and document the individuals of the Acadian Exile who came to Louisiana in the mid-eighteenth century, found refuge and established a new life and a distinct culture. This is accomplished through four venues: first, a mural depicting approximately forty figures representing actual Acadian refugees in the time period in which they arrived in Louisiana; second, a wall of names identifying more than three thousand individuals who can be documented as Acadian refugees in Louisiana records; third, an eternal flame burning in memory of all exiled Acadians; and fourth, an archive for collecting and disseminating factual information about the individuals.
Acadiana Animal Aid
Acadiana Animal Aid is a 'no-kill' cat and dog rescue organization in south-central LA. The dedicated volunteers/staff at AAA are fueled by passion, responsibility to educate, advocate, rescue, and protect all animals in our care "until they all have a home". On any given day, we care for more than 100 dogs and 150 cats at our shelter, and more in our network of foster families. Our cats and dogs come to us as strays, owner surrenders, rescues from negligent situations, and mainly from euthanizing shelters. In 2017 AAA rescued 2,733 dogs & cats. AAA, in collaboration with other rescue groups are dedicated in assisting our community to embrace 'No-Kill' - including AAA's invitation to get Target Zero's involvement. AAA has extended its hand to our local municipal shelter as we work together to save as many precious lives as possible. Please donate to support AAA's efforts to provide shelter, food, and medical attention to the animals in our care!
Acadiana Center for the Arts
AcA serves Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. We meet our mission of Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana through: - Community development & grant making featuring five individual programs. - Arts education, serving 30,000+ children in a partnership with our school system. - Outreach & residencies. - Public art corridors. - Producing 40+ annual visual arts exhibits and monthly ArtWalks free to the community. - 150+ annual events at AcA featuring varied performing arts genres.
Acadiana Food Hub
Our mission is to provide an affordable place for food entrepreneurs to scale up their production and provide the infrastructure for the aggregation and distribution of local produce.
Acadiana Humane Society
Our mission is to work with other animal rescues, shelters, and fostering programs, to make this world a better place for animals by networking together with others to get animals out of animal control facilities. To provide food, shelter and medical care to those animals in our care that are awaiting placement into good permanent homes. To educate the public in the critical need to spay or neuter their pets and in proper care and ownership, as well as providing generic information that further empowers responsible pet ownership. To instill a sense of stewardship in the next generation of companion animal caretakers. To assist qualified low income persons/families with the cost of spaying/neutering their cats and dogs through Lafayette Spay Neuter Clinic when funds are available. To temporarily provide free dog or cat food to qualified persons/families during times of economic crisis through our Pet Food Bank, when donated pet food is available.
Acadiana Native Plant Project
Our mission is "To promote the use of native plants within our landscape". To accomplish this mission we propagate, we demonstrate and we educate. A major part of our mission is to make native plants available to the public. While we work to increase demand for native plants that could support local growers and nurseries, we have committed to propagate over a dozen favorite local species for sale at spring plant festivals. Our volunteers propagate plants from seeds and cuttings from local sources at our greenhouse, June Walker Memorial Greenhouse. Because of this dedicated team of volunteers, ANPP was able to bring over 1000 native plants to market in 2018. In 2017 ANPP installed a demonstration garden at Acadian Village to showcase our natural heritage via prairie plants, ferns, woody shrubs and native irises. We also maintain a Rain Garden at Vermilionville which showcases native plants suited for stabilizing and thriving in wet soils. Volunteers maintain these gardens which demonstrate to the public the beauty, functionality and history of our native plants. ANPP helps our friends and neighbors understand the value of native plants by educating through monthly meetings, by giving invited talks at local group meetings, by participating in local events with information tables, maintaining a website and sharing notices of plant-related evens with sister organizations in our state.
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
The purpose and vision of the Acadiana Symphony & School of Music is to bolster our cultural economy and uphold unparalleled civic value through the power and joy of music by providing excellence in orchestral performances of diverse repertoire, and educational experiences to inspire and enrich our future generations, thus creating a vibrant community in which to live and work. Your contribution to the ASO will ensure to continue the highest caliber performances and events as well as the ability to further establish and grow our education outreach to include as many children of Acadiana as possible. Match Opportunities: $10,000 - William C. Schumacher Family Foundation $5,000 - J.C. Moss Family Charitable Fund
Animal Advocates of St Mary
Animal Advocates of St. Mary's main mission is to facilitate the rescue of animals from the St. Mary Parish Animal Shelter in Franklin, LA. We do not function as a rescue, instead we assist with the vetting, transport, and fostering of animals for reputable rescues that we partner with. We also advocate for animals in need, work towards community education, and promote spaying and neutering of pets. We helped get over 100 animals into rescue in 2017 and hope to help more in 2018. We are an all volunteer agency and 100% of your donations go towards helping animals. We use donations for pull fees, vetting, boarding, transport costs, flea and heatworm medication, heartworm testing, feline combo testing, and anything else the animal may need to ensure that it can get to the safety of a rescue.
AOC Community Media
AOC Community Media's mission is to build an informed and engaged community through media, technology and education. AOC Community Media is a non-profit community media center with television channels on Cox Communications 15/16 or LUS Fiber 3/4. AOC is a vital part of Acadiana's infrastructure serving its residents, local government, schools and nonprofits on a daily basis. These groups use AOC to create their non-commercial messages and then to distribute this information to the community.
Aqua Safety First Community Program
Aqua Safety First Community Program (ASFCP) is a non-profit progressive initiative that was formed to proactively prepare Louisiana residents of all ages for water safety in occupational, recreational and natural disaster related environments. Our mission is to implement these community programs of water safety preparedness throughout our communities, cities, municipalities and neighboring parishes.
Arc of Vermilion
The Mission of the Arc of Vermilion is to provide opportunities for adults with disabilities to realize their full potential, to fulfill their gifts and talents, and to become self-directed and contributing citizens.
Arts Business Culture Fund
Building a sustainable creative community through business acumen. The ABC Mission is to sustain, advocate for and protect Acadiana's art and cultural community by providing ongoing business and financial support to artists, musicians and art and cultural organizations throughout the region.