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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ascension Episcopal School
Ascension Episcopal School is dedicated to... Educational Excellence in a Christian Environment.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
Breaux Bridge Dog Park
We want to provide a special place where dogs and their families can run, romp and socialize. Dog owners will have a new opportunity to enjoy their canine companions. We will establish a fenced in are where well-behaved dogs can exercise in safe environment without endangering or annoying people or property. The proposed park will be located in Parc Hardy off of Rees Street in Breaux Bridge on over 1 & 1/2 acre of land. We only have preliminary plans at this point. We are having our first committee meeting on March 14. The committee consist of 2 Vets, 2 certified dog trainers, architect and community interested individuals.
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana is teaching Christ-like character coupled with educational, relational, and spiritual support to at-risk youth in an under-resourced community. William C. Schumacher Family Foundation has awarded a $50,000 matching grant to The Church Academy, an affiliate of Bridge Ministry of Acadiana. The matching grant award will support Bridge Ministry's capital campaign and raise funds for The Church Academy's facility, after-school care and scholarship needs. "Generational poverty greatly effects the education of countless children in our 'four-corners' community," says Joel Greene III, executive director of Bridge Ministry of Acadiana. "Investing in these precious young champions through the very generous matching grant from the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation allows Bridge Ministry of Acadiana and the newly-formed The Church Academy to advance our students from notoriously poor academic performers to over-achievers with Christ-like character."
Chez Hope is a Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter that is based in Franklin, LA. We serve four (4) Parishes - St. Mary, Assumption, Iberia and St. Martin. In addition to the shelter, we have a 24 hour crisis line, option counseling, legal advocate program, non-residential program in each parish and a community education program. We are very active in the communities that we service. We currently offer three (3) presentations to educate the public. They are Hands Are Not For Hitting for pre-k through 2nd graders. Bully Free for 3rd grade through 8th grade. Teen Dating Violence for high school students. We offer Chez Hope 101 Presentations to educate the community on our services. Chez Hope strives to assure optimum and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and is committed to work towards social changes in our communities, institutional practices and cultural attitudes that perpetuate violence.
Cité des Arts
Cité des Arts is a recognized venue and incubator of arts and culture through programming and education.
CLAIRE HOUSE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
It is the mission of Claire House to provide a holistic approach to services for women of Claire House who suffers from Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance abuse. Claire House provides a safe and secure environment where clients' begin to rebuild their lives. Various groups address the mental, physical and spiritual aspects. In addition, a multi-disciplinary team approach allows for various inputs within the treatment process.
Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center
The Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center has provided assistance to poor and needy individuals and families of Iberia Parish for 42 years. We help with utilities, rent, food, clothing (including coats, school uniforms and work clothing), diapers, medicine, medical and dental bills, school supplies, emergency shelter and other basic human needs. We provide counseling on reducing expenses (such as energy saving tips); increasing income (such as training referrals, job seeking information and adult education information); and healthy living. We try to provide a safety net for families who often have no ability to save for emergencies, such as car or home repairs; medical expenses; medical problems resulting in missing work; cutback in hours, or weather related spikes in utility bills. In 2017 we provided 65 tons of food to hungry families; utility and housing assistance over 5000 times; and clothing over 1000 times.
DREAMS Foundation of Acadiana
Our organization is dedicated to providing support, sports and activities to children and adults with special needs. Our main goal is for individuals with special needs to have fun, and support parents and guardians by, not only keeping them informed, but being one of the local resources available to them.