Descriptions of Agencies
Assumption Council on Aging – 985-369-7961
Director: Rosa Lou Molaison
Assumption Council on Aging is a non-profit agency
delivering social services to elderly and disabled individuals in Assumption
Lafourche Council on Aging –985-537-3446
Director: Charlene Rodriguez
Lafourche Council on Aging is an agency designed to assist
elderly persons in leading independent, meaningful lives in their homes and
St. Mary Council on Aging — 337-828-4100 ext 320
Director: Beverly Domengeaux
St. Mary Council on Aging provides services to the elderly
residents of St. Mary Parish, with emphasis on homebound services.
Project Learn (Catholic Social Services
– CSS) — 985-873-6865
Director: John LeBlanc
Project Learn provides Lau Bach Literacy phonics method
to teach illiterate and non-English residents with one on one tutoring in
a non-competitive atmosphere.
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
Reach Out and Read — 985-873-2227
Program Director: Lisa Schilling
Encourages literacy in children by the distribution of age-appropriate books
to at-risk children six months to five years by physicians at well child
visits. Trained volunteers read stories while children wait for
Assumption Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. (ARC) –
Director: Warren Gonzales
Provides quality care, training and treatment available for
individuals with developmental disabilities in Assumption Parish.
Bayou Industrial Maintenance Service — 985-384-0323
Director: O Jay Barbier
Bayou Industrial Maintenance Service is a non-profit
community agency whose purpose is to educate, train and support persons with
Food Banks – Houma (CSS)– 985-851-5523
Program Director: Reynold Pitre
Food Banks – Thibodaux / Raceland (CSS) – 985-447-9776 / 985-537-7706
Program Director – Emma Hadley
Food Banks provides assistance with food in emergency
services, and offers budget counseling for families that need help
managing their resources.
Emergency Aid Center — 337-828-0921
Director: Pattie Ibert
Emergency Aid Center services W. St. Mary parish by
providing food, clothing, utility and rent assistance, household goods,
furniture, and school supplies.
Salvation Army — 985-872-2436
Area Director: Liz Daigleneault
The Salvation Army offers emergency assistance with food,
shelter, utilities, furniture, clothing, and emergency medication. It also
provides referral services, counseling lodging, and transportation costs.
St. Mary Outreach — 985-385-0525
Director: Kay Raymond
St. Mary Outreach is an emergency service center, which
strives to help clients who have an emergency and help through their temporary
Director: Phyllis Embrey
Cancer Association provides medication and partial rental fee for necessary
equipment. Resource audio and visual library on cancer related topics.
St. Lucy Day Care (CSS)– 985-876-1246
Director: Marshall Gullage
St. Lucy Day Care and Child Development Center provides
quality day care and child development services to low and middle income,
primarily minority children.
Christ Baptist Day Care – 985-868-3094
Director: Stephanie Chapman
Christ Baptist Day Care provides childcare for infants
through twelve years of age for low to middle income families.
St. Vincent dePaul Triparish Community
President: Dr. William Walsh
Provides necessary prescription medications to those who cannot afford
them. Also assists clients in the application process for other indigent
Bayou Girl Scout Council — 337-984-1142
Director: Susan Sewall
Girl scouting offers a program for girls, ages 5-18,
providing opportunities to develop potential and have fun with peers in a
supportive, all girl setting.
Boy Scouts of America –
Southeast Louisiana Council –
Director: Torrey Hayden
Teaches outdoor life-skills, environmental awareness, crime
prevention alternative, leadership, community service, and career education,
involving boys and girls.
Boy Scouts of America – Evangeline
Area District — 337-235-8551
Director: James Rees
Throughout eight parishes, adult role models instill values
in young people, preparing them to make ethical choices as stated in the Scout
Law and Oath.
Camp Fire, USA – Big River Council –225-924-2267
Director: Susan Brown
Camp Fire is a youth development organization dedicated to
helping youth realize their potential and helping them become responsible,
contributing members of society.
Camp Fire USA Greater New Orleans – 504-454-0109
Director: Jene Ebron
Provides opportunities for youth to realize their potential
and act as self directed individuals, through club program, camping and age
grouped self-reliance courses.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for South Louisiana (ADAC) –
Director: Mieko Johnson
ADAC is a non-profit prevention agency working to enhance protective factors and
reduce, prevent risk factors associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug
Bayou Council on Alcoholism – 985-446-0643
Director: Jackie Myers
The Bayou Council on Alcoholism is a licensed prevention
and education agency providing programs to reduce the risk factors associated
with substance abuse.
Assisi Bridge House (CSS) — 985-872-5529
Director: Rob Gorman
Assisi Bridge House offers halfway house services to
recovering alcoholic and drug addicted men and offers supervised
independent living programs to Assisi graduates.
Chez Hope, Inc. – 1-800-331-5303
Director: Sami Riley
Chez Hope is a non-profit domestic violence program
providing comprehensive, confidential services to victims within the parishes
of Assumption, Lafourche, and St. Mary.
Claire House – 985-395-2424
Director: Tammy Williams
Claire House is a residential halfway house for chemically dependent women
and their children in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes.
The Haven — 985-872-0757
Director: Julie Pellegrin
The Haven provides services to victims suffering the
effects of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, twenty-four hour crisis
line, and group counseling.