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Assistance in Livingston, East Feliciana, Washington, and St. Helena Parish Louisiana.

Find information on the leading non-profits and organizations to call for help. Social services and financial assistance is available to address a number of needs. For example, get suggestions and information on utility bill assistance, free food, job finding programs, rental assistance and housing.

Quad Area is the local community action agency. The listing of offices is below. The non-profit supports people in the immediate area including St. Helena, Livingston, East Feliciana, and Washington Louisiana.

Head Start is offered for children who range in age from 3 to 5. Qualified children from low income families can access Social Services, Education, Health, Food and Nutrition. The children are provided the skills they need to be successful including positive self-image and self confidence.

Energy Bill Assistance – Various services and programs, including LIHEAP, are operated to assist eligible families with paying their utility, cooling and electric bills. Read more Louisiana utility assistance.

EF&S – This program provides emergency financial assistance to qualified families, and people can get help paying for food, rent, and this can also help with utilities too.

Senior Employment is offered from a service known as Silver Force. It will assist older individuals age 55 with job placement and training.

Information & Referral - Quad Area is a great place for information and referrals to other available sources, such as public aid, government assistance, and more.

Teen and Youth Employment – Individuals can access job training and placement into the construction fields.

Health Care and Medicaid – Get information and apply at their offices. Social workers can enroll eligible customers by taking application for government medical benefits.

STEP Program is transportation to medical and doctor appointments in East Feliciana parish Louisiana. The Department of Social Services needs to refer people to this transportation assistance program.




Government grants - Information from case managers at Quad Area can refer low income and working poor families to programs for paying security deposits or energy bills. There may also be no interest loans used for certain housing expenses in some cases.

Education for adults – Can help people find a job and, most importantly, increase their income. The service can raise literacy and education level of clients.

Transitional Housing for Veterans (GPD) - Veterans are offered transitional housing which can help them gain meaningful employment and also become self-sufficient.

Energy Conservation and Weatherization – Can improve and help people save money by weather-proofing of customers' homes and increase thermal energy efficiency by free improvements such as insulation and energy efficient windows, doors, etc.

Quad Area has multiple offices. The addresses are below.

  • 45300 N. Baptist Road, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, (225) 567-2350
  • 29940 S. Magnolia St. (P.O. Box 1455), Livingston, LA 70726, (225) 686-3811
  • 717 East Ascension, Suite E, Gonzales, LA 70737, (225) 644-8532
  • P.O. Box 626 (53 North 2nd St.), Greensburg, LA 70441, (225) 222-6100
  • 1134 Bene St., Suite 3, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438, (985) 795-9088
  • Click more information on community action Quad Area.

Livingston Council On Aging focuses on seniors and the elderly in the region. Services offered include:

  • Food – This includes vouchers for Farmers Market, which is up to $24 value per year. Both Congregate and home delivered meals are offered too.
  • Financial help can be offered for utilities.
  • General assistance includes Legal Referral Assistance, and Recreational Activities, and Counseling. Learn more on free legal aid.





The main address is 949 Government Dr, Denham Springs Louisiana, 70726 phone 225-664-9343

Salvation Army Social Services – This is the local branch of the nation’s and world’s leading non-profit charity organization. The location covers the parishes of St. Helena, Livingston, East Feliciana, and Washington Louisiana. For people with an eviction notice, funds may be provided for rent. If you have a disconnection notice, apply for utility assistance. Clothing, food, and household items may be provided too, along with free back to school supplies. Call 225-355-4483, or click here for more details on Salvation Army Louisiana.

Several other needs can be met by the Salvation Army that may be considered more basic needs. So they will be services like case management, information on job training, and referrals. Other focus is on helping children during the Christmas time and the agency can offer items such as free clothes, Christmas gifts, or holiday meals. More on Livingston area Salvation Army.

Catholic Charities is very similar to the Salvation Army. They advocate on behalf of the needy and working poor. Also apply for Rent Payment Assistance, which unfortunately is not for immediate distribution and any applicants need call to schedule an appointment and work with a case-manager.

Funds for electric bills work the same way, meaning by appointment only. However this includes financial assistance with paying water, gas, and electricity bills. Other services, many of which are free, include General Legal Aid, Job Search/Placement and Job Training, Case/Care Management, and Senior Community Service Employment Programs. Phone 225-336-8700, or more on Catholic Charities.

Short and long term rental assistance (section 8 vouchers) is available from charities in Livingston Parish, the state of Louisiana as well as federal government. There are grants to pay back rent or utility bills. Government resources can help with a security deposit or storage fees, or lot rent. Or learn about mediation and legal help. Continue with emergency rent help Livingston Parish.

Society Saint Vincent - The charity offers assistance, mostly for the Livingston and region. A number of services and resources are available for the low income, homeless, and working poor. Case management can help people find a job and gain stability. Free or low cost prescription drugs may be distributed. Other assistance includes meals, clothing, holiday assistance, shelter, and housing. Read more on SVDP in Baton Rogue and Livingston region.

Woodland Community Center runs a food pantry at 10600 Rouchon Lane, Clinton Louisiana, 70722. Call 225-683-3110

Emergency Food Pantry Of Livingston Parish. As the name implies, helps those faced with a crisis. 316 Centerville St. NW, Denham Springs Louisiana, 70726. Dial 225-665-8995

Livingston Parish Health Unit offers medical and health care assistance, including Children Special Health Services, Family Planning, and Immunizations. They are also a WIC application site. 29261 Frost Rd
Livingston LA, 70754, phone 225-686-7017.





RKM Primary Care is another local non-profit community clinic. They offer Primary Care Preventive Services to try to address the whole person, including their physical, mental, and spiritual well being. 11990 Jackson St, Clinton Louisiana, phone 225-683-5292.

Other medical programs for the uninsured and low income include Prescription Assistance - 340B Pharmacy Program, Blood Pressure Screening/Management, Nutrition, Mental Health Referrals, and Family Medicine. Some programs focus on children too, such as WIC, KIDMED, and a Pediatric Developmental Clinic.

Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic is another local center and people can stop by here too. Programs include Vision Screening, Dental Care, Mental Health Services, and general Medical Care services. Call 225-769-3377 for information or an appointment.


By Jon McNamara


















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