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Tangipahoa Parish assistance programs.

Struggling families and those in a crisis can apply at charities, churches, or non-profits. Get financial assistance for expenses including utility bills, rent or security deposits, of groceries. Also find cash grants to pay for home repairs or gasoline as well as free health medical or dental care programs in Tangipahoa Parish. The financial aid is combined with job programs, free debt help, and other support.

Receive information on short term financial assistance, public programs, and more long term self-sufficiency resources, such as job training, from the Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

Emergency assistance is offered for energy and utility bills from LIHEAP. This government program was created to help eligible low income, working poor, and senior families with paying their utility bills.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program offers housing type assistance, including rent and energy bills, to eligible families. While funding is limited and can change over the years, money may be available for rent expenses, utilities and food.

The community action agency oversees weatherization in the parish. It can provide for the weather-proofing of customers' homes and help them improve thermal energy efficiency. Free improvements include insulation and the installation of energy efficient doors, windows, and more.

Apply for government programs such as Head Start or Medicaid. Head Start can provide children with Health Care, Education, Nutrition and other Social Services. More information on Head Start.

A housing service known as Transitional Housing for Veterans (GPD) is for former military members and/or their immediate family members. This service will offer veterans transitional housing, which will help them become self-sufficient, acquire new skills, and ideally gain meaningful employment and an income. Call a center below, or read more Quad Area Community Action.

  • 45300 North Baptist Road, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, telephone number is (225) 567-2350
  • 302 Avenue F, Kentwood, LA 70444, call (985) 229-6229




The Legal Aid Bureau provides free civil legal service and advice to low income and other qualified Tangipahoa families. A focus is on housing, credit services, government benefits, and other civil matters. Phone (504)324-6706. Another similar pro-bono law firm that serves people in the region is Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. This organization focuses more on the victims of domestic violence, and can be reached at 985-345-2130.

Our Daily Bread is an organization that can oversee and partners with charities, churches, and other groups on free food distribution. Thousands of Tangipahoa parish residents receive food boxes, hot meals, snacks, and other support from the network of centers in the region. The low income and seniors can get bags of snacks and fresh produce, holiday meals, and more. Phone number for intake is 985-542-4676.

Tangi Food Pantry also distributes emergency food as well as ongoing services. Most of the resources depend on donations from the community, so if you can contribute please do so. They partner with community businesses, churches, and charities to feed people in need of help. Many people receive assistance on a weekly basis. Telephone 985-429-8551, or get details on Louisiana food banks. Click here.

Tangipahoa Voluntary Council On Aging helps senior citizens, the elderly and older adults in the region. Volunteers and case managers serve home delivered meals to seniors. Another option is going to the center and partner groups for free hot, congregate meals and lunches. Other services include information on resource such as Medicare, transportation, and activities for seniors and their spouses. Companionship is always a key service offered. 985-748-7486. Read more Louisiana senior assistance.

God's Storehouse for the Needy – Amite – The non-profit provides help with paying utility bills, prescriptions, and supplies. Financial aid is offered to low income and needy families with a referral from their church or another agency. 122 Central Avenue Northeast, call 985-748-4747.

The multi-practice clinic can provide information or basic health care, some of which is offered on a sliding fee scale. The non-profit community clinic provides access to family medicine, obstetrical treatment, GYN pediatrics, behavioral health services, family planning, mental health services, and dental health services. Address is 281 West Fourth Street, Independence Louisiana, 70443. Call 985-878-0066





Amite Branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit is located at 330 W Oak Street. Provides the needy with child health screening services, WIC, and Immunizations. Call 985-543-4165.

Salvation Army operates in the region. The non-profit can provide referrals, guidance, support, and maybe limited amounts of financial aid. A focus of the Tangipahoa Louisiana centers is on families with children, senior citizens, and those that are most at risk. Some limited financial assistance may be offered for expenses such as rent or energy bills. Other programs include free food, Christmas assistance, meals, and shelter. Social workers also provide case management and applications for government benefits too. Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs Tangipahoa Parish.


By Jon McNamara

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