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In times of crisis, 232-HELP/LA211 is here to serve. Since March 13th, 2020, we have made the following changes to our services largely in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic: 1) Almost tripled the size of our workforce; 2) Provided COVID-19 virus information to the public (i.e. symptoms, testing, treatment, quarantine, etc.); 3) Provided social service information and referrals to the public (i.e. rent and utility assistance, homelessness diversion, etc.); 4) Collaborated with Department of Child and Family Services to create a text option for SNAP (food stamp) enrollment; 5) Taken over 35% of all statewide 211 calls, including 33% of total calls from our sister agency's catchment area of New Orleans, VIA-LINK. 232-HELP has assisted over 24,000 individuals in the last 53 days averaging over 500 incoming calls per day. We continue to monitor and report unmet needs, most notably for food and housing instability. These trends are shared in real time with our community service partners, ensuring that no one falls through the cracks. In order to continue this level of service, we need your help!
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 up to 100 dogs and 100 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 over 2,600 dogs & cats. AAA, in collaboration with other rescue groups is 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!
Acadiana Disaster Response Fund
Due to the global health crisis, Community Foundation of Acadiana has activated its Acadiana Disaster Response Fund. This fund will deploy resources to community-based organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in the greater Acadiana Region. Donations will be used to provide support for organizations including nonprofit regional health organizations, government entities, nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools that work with people and communities that are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. As always, CFA provides disaster response services at no charge thanks to our generous Members.
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 Symphony Orchestra
Through SOLA Giving Day, ASO is using this amazing opportunity to find donors who share our commitment of fostering the future of music through our education programs and outreach initiatives. Our Prep and Youth Orchestras are filled with aspiring young musicians who are passionate about building talents and honing skills that they'll use for the rest of their musical careers. Your contribution to ASO directly feeds into the community and helps produce soon to be professional musicians who live here, work here and spend their hard earned money here.
American Red Cross of Louisiana - Capital West Chapter
Our mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. ₵0.90 of every $1.00 spent by the American Red Cross is spent on essential programs and services. Disasters can occur anywhere, at any time, and can affect anyone. The generous donation of time, talent and treasure allows the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and support communities recovering from disasters large and small. Last fiscal year, your Capital West Louisiana Chapter responded to 511 disasters, helping over 700 families. We also provided almost 140K in direct assistance to disaster victims in Acadiana who qualified for such support. It is essential that our Capital West Chapter continues to respond to home fires, flooding, tornadoes and storms. Even before the risk of COVID-19 impacted daily life in Louisiana, our most vulnerable populations carried both the highest disaster risk and the lowest capacity to weather financial and emotional hardship. Now the need for our services is greater than ever. With your support, we will continue to deliver life-saving, essential services as well as comfort and care for South Louisianans in need.
AMIkids Acadiana is dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. Our mission is to protect public safety and positively impact the lives of troubled kids through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff, working with youth agencies and the community. We help separate a troubled past from a bright future.
Angel Paws Adoption Center
Angel Paws aims to aid in the rescue, adoption and welfare of local homeless animals, and in the fight against animal cruelty. We provide animals with medical care, food, shelter, love and a second chance at life.
Arc of St. Mary
VISION STATEMENT The vision of the Arc of St. Mary/Center of Hope is to provide quality leadership and opportunities to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Arc of St. Mary/Center of Hope is to encourage each participant to discover and develop his/her maximum potential as a productive
Basin Arts is a container for creativity that supports and implements cross-disciplinary collaboration, allowing Lafayette's creative class to come together, share, experiment, and focus on process over product. Basin Arts creates opportunities for artistic expression across generations aimed at enhancing the artistic identity of our community.
Bayou Teche Museum
To preserve the historic treasures of the area, to increase awareness in our community by educating and informing them of the rich heritage, customs and traditions of their forefathers who settled and inhabited this land, and to provide research and archival services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana
OUR MISSION Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our one-to-one mentoring is built on... • Careful Screening • Thoughtful Matching • Thorough Support of the Mentoring Match
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana's mission is to "Enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Even in the midst of this pandemic, our mission has not changed and we continue to serve those who need us most! Here a few things that we've done for not just our Club members but all kids in the community: *Contacted 824 Club members to check -in and find out how we can help *Provided resources from food, mental health, jobs, etc... to make sure they have what they need *Created a Virtual Learning Platform with Activities for All Kids *Set up 5 meal sites in Lafayette & St. Landry Parishes to provide a weeks worth of food for all kids (in partnership with Three O'Clock Project) *Ready and willing to help in other parishes with meal sites when needed *Distributed 20 Chromebooks
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, d/b/a Bridge Community Christian School
--STRONG CHILDREN, STRONG FAMILIES, STRONG COMMUNITY -- Bridge Ministry of Acadiana (BMA), d/b/a, Bridge Community Christian School (BCCS), is an all denominational Christian Neighborhood & Community Development in the Four Corners Area of Lafayette that is loving both God & neighbor by providing an all-day tuition free Christian School of choice for our generationally under-resourced neighbors. Currently doing Morning-Afternoon Distance Learning Classes & Bible Studies. BMA-BCCS Believes: • All families should have a school of choice, no matter their income • There Shall Be No Achievement Gap or Disadvantaged Children among us • The TRUTH will set all free (Jn 8:32), LOVE will build all up (1Cor 8:1) and never fail (1 Cor 13:8) • In highly relational, Low Student to Teacher Ratios • Unlocking hearts, opens minds (A child and parent must know that God & BCCS cares, before they care about what God & BCCS knows) • Character Determines Destiny • Conforming to the highest Moral & Ethical Character and Wisdom of Jesus along the path of love is BMA- BCCS's highest good BCCS VISION/PURPOSE is CHRISTLIKE CHARACTER (Ro. 8:28-30; Mat. 6:33) BCCS MISSION/PATHWAY is CHRISTLIKE LOVE (Mat. 22:37-40) BCCS VALUES are Grace, Faith/Truth, Love, Righteousness, Justice & Peace GIVING DAY GOALS: 1. WE HAVE A $20,000 MATCH from two Anonymous Donors !!!! 2. TOTAL FUNDING GOAL = $59,912 for Student Safety-Security, Food Program, ABEKA Curriculum, Books, Testing, & School Supplies
The Brown House, Berwick's Heritage Museum
The Brown House, Berwick's Heritage Museum, is a project of the Berwick Historical Society. Preservation of The House will allow the Society to establish a physical property for purpose of recording and promoting Berwick's rich history through displays, archival records and educational events thus adding to the Town's cultural life.