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WE CARE ~ Certified Community Care Navigator specialists provide early intervention and resource support for people in times of personal and family crisis, and advocate for those who require extra support to access needed services. Our wide-range of services include counseling, support groups, drug and alcohol treatment, health insurance programs, and more!! WE LISTEN ~ Your story is important to us and we want to provide you with the resources you need to move forward with your story. At 232-HELP, information and referral involves much more than just looking up a phone number. It is the process of helping people to understand and enable them to make informed decisions regarding possible solutions, cutting through the maze of social service programs. WE CONNECT ~ 232-HELP is committed to helping individuals, families and communities identify, understand and effectively use all available resources. These resources help strengthen their capacity for self-reliance and self determination through education, affirmation, advocacy, collaborative planning and problem solving.
Acadiana Animal Aid
Acadiana Animal Aid is a 'no-kill' animal shelter located 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 2019 AAA rescued nearly 2,600 dogs & cats. AAA, in collaboration with other rescue groups are dedicated in assisting our community to embrace 'No-Kill'. AAA has extended its hand to nine municipal shelters across Acadiana 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!
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. "Generational poverty greatly affects 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 allows Bridge Ministry of Acadiana and our elementary school, The Church Academy, to advance our students from notoriously poor academic performers to over-achievers with Christ-like character."
Christian Service Center
To Feed the Body, Mind and Spirit with Love We provide assistance to the poor, elderly, disabled and marginalized in all of Vermilion Parish. We serve over 500 families a month, serve 70-100 hot lunches a day and recently opened a Pro-Life Pregnancy Center. Our focus is on spiritual support, basic human needs and community improvement as a whole.
The Community of Jesus Crucified - Priest, Brother, and Sister Servants take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and live a life dedicated to the passion of Jesus Christ. In addition to a disciplined life of prayer, CJC-PBS www.jesuscrucified.net is involved in providing spiritual formation, dissemination of knowledge of the spiritual life, retreats, ministry to sick and dying, service to the poor and neglected, and new evangelization. CJC-PBS operates Fete-Dieu du Teche, LLC which fosters the Catholic Faith in the Acadiana region www.fetedieuduteche.org It hosts the annual Eucharistic Boat Procession down Bayou Teche on the Feast of the Assumption, the annual Jubilee of the Word Marathon (100 hours continuous public reading of the Bible), and the mobile confessionals (SCU). To date, the SCU has been in operation three years and has traveled nearly 20,000 miles, made 380 stops, and heard over 8500 confessions. CJC-PBS also operates the Aquinas Institute for Theology and Catholic Studies www.aquinaslafayette.org which fosters a deeper understanding and commitment to the Catholic Faith by offering college credit courses in theology, Scripture, catechesis, and spirituality. Aquinas Institute has served the Acadiana region for over 14 years, teaching over 40 different college level courses to nearly 1000 students. The Community of Jesus Crucified is based in St. Martinville but is involved in missionary outreach projects across the State of Louisiana.
Families Helping Families of Acadiana
Throughout history, families have been turning to other families that have dealt with similar struggles and it is within our nature to do so. Families Helping Families has been developed to aid families in the search for the support, information, and resources that can help them. A very powerful bond and commitment exist between families who share like circumstances and travel a similar path. An informed, educated, and supported family raises a strong, nourished, and capable child with a bright and successful future. We believe access to this kind of support and resources should be available to everyone who needs it and Families Helping Families is here to help.
Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children
Healing House exists to provide grief support and education for grieving children, their caregivers, and the Acadiana community. All children attending Healing House have experienced the death of either a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.
Hope for Opelousas
Hope for Opelousas is actively empowering a movement of hope-focused on community development through educational support, neighborhood outreach, and intentional relationships-grounded in the truth that love changes everything.
Hospice Promise Foundation
Our purpose: The Hospice Promise Foundation assists patients and families with essential, non-hospice related expenses they are unable to afford themselves - such as rent and utility bills, emergency repairs, personal care items and food assistance. The foundation also provides funding for patients' last wishes, burial assistance, and community projects like bereavement camps for children and educational outreach programs for end-of-life care. Our promise: In communities across the country, we're working every day to ensure hospice patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible. But to continue our vital work, we need your support. In return, we pledge to you to promote our mission to provide comfort and care to those hospice patients that we are so blessed to serve. Become a hospice hero: When you make a donation to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to patients and families in need. Your generosity will make a difference in the life of another, and help ensure his or her final days are spent worry-free, surrounded by loved ones, in the peace and comfort of home.
Junior Achievement of Acadiana
Junior Achievement of Acadiana is a non-profit organization that prepares and inspires young people to succeed in a global economy. JA recruits volunteers from the business community into the classroom to teach students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades personal finance, entrepreneurship, business concepts and work readiness skills. Junior Achievement of Acadiana's works both public and private schools within the following parishes: Acadia, Lafayette, Allen, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Evangeline.
Each day on average youth spend 7.5 hours behind a screen compared to only 6 minutes per day playing outdoors. This startling reality has caused at drastic rise in health problems, depression, and anxiety in today's youth. LASOAR is working to change that by creating more opportunities for youth to get outside and active. With guided family hikes and paddles, fishing classes, recreational archery, service learning, neighborhood sports, and more we get kids up and moving to promote the power of play and reconnect youth to the natural world for improved health and quality of life for all.
Lourdes Foundation / St. Bernadette Clinic
St. Bernadette Community Clinic, funded by Lourdes Foundation and operated by Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Department, touches the lives of hundreds of those most in need every day. This medical clinic, located at 409 St. John St. in Lafayette, is designed to serve the homeless, sheltered, uninsured, and underserved population in Lafayette and surrounding areas. It was established in 1995 to address the health care deficits identified in a community survey conducted in collaboration with the Diocese of Lafayette. With a small core staff and volunteers, St. Bernadette Community Clinic provides non-emergent, acute and chronic medical services, screenings for early detection of cancer (mammograms, Pap smears, PSA and prostate exams) and limited dental services to individuals living in Acadiana.
Miles Perret Cancer Services
Miles Perret Cancer Services is a haven for individuals and their families fighting, surviving and living with cancer. Our goal is to meet the needs of cancer survivors and their families in a very personal way. We are here to provide emotional support, guidance, resources, programs, and most of all, HOPE. Our services are always comprehensive and no appointment is necessary. Our in-house scope of services include head coverings, nutritional supplements, mastectomy bras, prostheses, medical supplies, treatment care kits, survivorship programs, a resource library, and a wellness center. We also offer many programs such as an annual back to school project, support groups, Christmas giving tree, creative expressions art classes, and SMILES for Miles family outings. Services are always provided at no charge thanks to the support of our generous community. From our humble beginnings, MPCS has grown to touch over 17,000 families in a 10-parish service area.
Miss Helen's Soup Kitchen
Our mission is to feed anyone who is hungry in our community, living out the mandate from Jesus to care for the poor and those in need. Miss Helen's soup kitchen serves food three days a week to approximately 250 people each day.