Homeless Services, Louisiana

HomelessUsing federally allocated funds, grant amounts are awarded by the Louisiana Emergency Shelter Grants Program (ESGP) to localities for assistance to shelter facilities serving homeless persons. Most of the State’s 104 shelters have received some measure of funding support through this Program since its establishment in 1987 under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. An emergency shelter is defined as any facility, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless.

A shelter which is assisted through the State ESGP must agree to provide assistance to homeless individuals and families in obtaining appropriate supportive services essential for achieving independent living, and help in obtaining other federal, state, local, and private assistance available for such individuals.

Eligibility and amount of services is determined by each emergency shelter.

Resources:

  • Homeless Services info the Dept of Children & Family Services website
  • Directory of all homeless shelters by city
  • Directory of all soup kitchens by city

Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 – 0784
Marcia Daniel
( 225 ) 342 – 2297
ocs_webmaster@dss.state.la.us

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Comments

  1. Cassy says

    I am a single mom of one 4 year old boy. I lived in a home for single moms for two years and went to LPN school and graduated. I lost my job in November and have not been able to secure another full time job. I have a part time job but haven’t had a shift in weeks and it doesn’t look like it will pick up soon. I have 4 dollars to my name and unless a miracle happens I will be moving into a homeless shelter granted they have space at the end of this month. My family live in Texas and I left there when I was 18 for a reason and they have no interest in helping or letting me return. There has to be something better than this. Any ideas?

  2. Christie says

    I’m a single mom to a 2 year old and now I am pregnant again .
    I am in a relationship with the baby’s father but we are choosing not to live together .
    I live with my dad but he kicks me out every weekend and sometimes if I go stay somewhere at a friends house or somewhere , my dad either isn’t home or it’s pass nine and I’m not allowed to come back home . I used to have a place to stay on weekends but it’s getting harder now that I’m pregnant . It’s alot of stress and I’m literally waiting on the day that my dad says to go home and pack all my stuff and leave . He’s threatening me of kicking me out several times and he’s says on several occasions that now that I’m pregnant it’s time to leave . I need help as soon as possible . I’m afraid to lose my children . Please someone , I really need help .

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