When people face emergency financial situations, Catholic Charities of North Louisiana wants to offer a helping hand. We do this in two ways; first, by offering financial assistance with rent or utility bills, and second, is to provide financial education and coaching to help people better prepare for life’s unexpected emergencies.
Those who seek Emergency Assistance (for rent or utility payments) from Catholic Charities are required to attend one session of The Money School and bring all required documentation to a follow-up appointment with one of our caseworkers in order to be considered for assistance.*
Click Hereto download the list of required documentation.
In addition, we offer State Benefit Application Assistance for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – formerly called Food Stamps) to help clients complete the application and begin to receive benefits.
We can also assist with applications for:
FITAP – Family Independence Temporary Assistance CCAP – Child Care Assistance Program KCSP – Kinship Care Subsidiary Program CSE – Child Support Enforcement Voter Registration
Our staff is multi-lingual and can also assist clients who do not speak English as their primary language.
*In the Shreveport office, we are able to assist a household one time in a 24-month period. In Monroe and Lake Providence, assistance can be provided to a household one time in a 12-month period.