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Assistance programs Terrebonne Parish.

Find how to get financial help in Terrebonne Parish as well as free stuff for low-income families. Get details on rental assistance programs as well as financial resources that help pay utility bills or a mortgage. There are also free groceries from pantries, vouchers that pay for furniture or gas and more. Find financial help near you in Houma and Terrebonne Parish below from churches, charities and social services for low-income people, seniors and the disabled.

Get financial help with utility bills, rent, free medical, and more in Houma area

Terrebonne Parish DCFS supports the low-income in the area, unemployed, disabled and others. They provide for the distribution of EBT cards from SNAP food stamps to help pay for groceries. There is also cash assistance from TANF, which can be used to pay housing costs (rent, utilities, etc); to fix a car; pay for clothes and more. There is also free health insurance from Medicaid or CHIP, referrals to job programs and other social services for the poor, seniors, families with kids and others. The main office is at 1012 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma, LA 70360. Call 1-888-524-3578.

The local government also offers numerous assistance programs. Call Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government for more information or to apply. Immediately below are just a sampling of some of the programs and services that are offered.. The financial they receive includes the following.

  • Federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a program that provides financial assistance to seniors, low-income, elderly, disabled, and others who experience a crisis. Help may be provided up to once every 6 months with utility or light bills. Applicants to the program must meet low-income guidelines. Dial (985) 868-5050.
  • Emergency Financial Assistance. Low income residents can get help with paying rent, utilities and prescription medications for low-income individuals. There is free government grant money, vouchers for gas to get to an interview and support for the low-income as well as unemployed.
  • Housing Rehabilitation and Repairs will assist low to moderate income families with bringing their existing homes up to parish codes. Must meet low-income guidelines to qualify for support.
  • Car repair help for low-income families or single moms that need it for work or training. A combination of loans, volunteer mechanics or grants are used. More on emergency car repair loans.




Other government assistance is offered too. The goal is to offer short term assistance while helping the resident stabilize their situation. The address is 8026 W Main St #101, Houma, LA 70360. Call  (985) 868-5050.

Catholic Charities, Terrebonne Parish, offers qualified low income individuals, single moms, immigrants and others with numerous social services. Resident supported by the churches include families with children, single moms, and the low income.

  • When funds are available from this faith based organization, this agency gives free food to the low income; household goods and furniture (based on availability) as well as new or used clothes. The charity can provide help with paying rent and utility bills, transportation assistance is provided for emergencies and other resources are offered. Or locate personal loans for people with bad credit and low income.
  • Some of the services provided include Good Samaritan Food Banks, which will assist with free emergency groceries and may also be able to provide free household and personal items, such as detergent, soap, or diapers.
  • They may have Christmas gifts and clothes from Adopt a Family Christmas. Free holiday food and meals are offered too, including for seniors.
  • Additional Catholic Charity low-income programs in the Houma region include referrals to government grants for rent, utilities, or maybe a security deposit. There is also aid for immigrants and employment resources from C.E.N.T.S. Applications for benefits such as free income tax filing or disability is administered.

Another program is known as Catholic Housing Services, which in particular enables first time homeowners to purchase homes with credit. There is free debt relief help, knowledge of budget counseling and education. Other resources and services offered include Small Business Loans; Employment, or free Job Training;. In a crisis, Catholic Charities of Houma LA provides financial Assistance, Prescription Medication Vouchers and access to Personal Hygiene Items. Dial (985) 876-0490. The address is 1220 Aycock St, Houma, LA 70360. Read Terrebonne Catholic Charity resources.





Terrebonne Churches' Food Bank (phone (985) 851-5523) feeds the community. the non-profit offers free food today and household goods to low-income individuals. There is baby formula, applications to food stamps, and Meals on Wheels for seniors or the disabled. A pet food pantry is on site too. The free pantry is at  922 Sunset Ave, Houma, LA 70360.

Houma Louisiana regional Salvation Army can help the working poor, low income, seniors, and unemployed. A number of services operate across Terrebonne Parish. Some limited funds or vouchers may be available to help with electric, water and utility bills. Or get rent help or vouchers for prescription medications. The homeless can get vouchers for a hotel (when in crisis) or a free hot meal and support from a soup kitchen.

However the main focus is on satisfying basic needs such as shelter/housing as well as free or low cost food, and related items. Examples of other Salvation Army resources can include a thrift store, free Christmas meals and gifts for children from low income families. There is also a free back to school supply giveaway program in Terrebonne Parish. There is also of course casework and referrals to charities in Louisiana. Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs in Terrebonne Parish area.

Teche Action Clinic provides free or income based medical and dental care. The low-income, people with no money or insurance can get help Everything from physicals to wellness checks, dental cleanings or teeth extractions, free medications and more is offered. There is also free medical for general sickness conditions, pregnancy testing, vaccinations, volunteer dentists at a clinic and a wide range of other free health care. They also take Medicaid and Medicare insurance from low-income patients.

  • 1014 W Tunnel Blvd, Houma, LA 70360. Call (985) 851-1717
  • 189 Mozart Dr, Houma, LA 70363. Main phone (985) 868-3700


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