• Counseling Services

    ABC Pregnancy Resource Center


    510 W 18th St, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    9 am – 3 pm Mon - Thurs

    Child and Adolescent Response

    1-800-272-8367 (after hours, weekends and holidays)

    Assistance for children and parents experiencing a crisis.

    Counseling Service of Southwest LA


    112 State St, Lake Charles, LA 70605

    Family & Youth Counseling


    220 Louie St., Lake Charles LA 70601

    Kay Dore’ Counseling Clinic at McNeese


    4250 Ieyoub Family Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70605

    New Life Counseling


    631 E. School Street Lake Charles, 70607

    Appt. only Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm & Walk-ins MTW 9:30 am-2:30 pm

    Rehab Services of SWLA


    751 West Bayou Pines Ste. C, Lake Charles, LA

    Specializing in mental health of children, adolescents and adults. Medicaid recipients ONLY

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  • Education

    Foreman-Reynaud Community Center


    215 Albert St., Lake Charles, LA 70601

    After school program from 4 pm to 6 pm Mon – Thurs.

    Free to anyone who needs homework help ages 5 and up.

    Youth achievement program for ages 12 & above 

    Free VITA tax services

    La Familia Resource Center


    650 Dr. Michael Debakey Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Open Mon. – Thurs. from 9:00 am to 4 pm, by appointment only 

    A bilingual multiservice organization that offers Citizenship Classes, ESL (English as second language), Spanish, family advocacy, interpreters, translation, after school tutoring, and referrals to resources.

    Volunteers of America Parenting Education Classes


    Common Sense Parenting Curriculum with free classes to families with a child or adult receiving services through OBH or some private agencies. Sliding scale fee for others. 

    Childcare available and refreshments provided. Call to RSVP.

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  • Employment

    AmeriCorps - Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps


    2000 Opelousas St., Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Now ran by SWLA Center For Health Services

    Louisiana Workforce Commission –Business and Career Solution Center Calcasieu Consortium

    337-721-4010 & 866-783-5567

    2424 3rd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Job search, resume help, job fairs and more. Call for information. MTWF 8-12, 1-5, Th. 8-12, 1-3

    Unemployment Claims


    Goodwill Workplace Training & Assistance Center


    1202 Kirkman St. Ste. A Lake Charles, LA

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  • Food and Clothing

    Abraham's Tent


    2424 Fruge Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Lunches Served 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Mon-Sat

    Catholic Charities


    1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Food Pantry on 3rd Friday each month from 9 am to 12 pm

    Christian World

    337-475-0157 2001

    East Gauthier Road, Lake Charles, LA 70607

    Open the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 am to 11 am.

    Must have photo ID, proof of address and income for everyone in household.

    Food Stamps & Governmental Food Assistance


    Glad Tidings Food Pantry


    Food pantry 9 am to 11:30 am Mon-Thurs.

    Bring photo ID, proof of gross income, Social Security cards for every member of household, and copy of current household bill with home address.

    Can use once every 30 days.

    Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church/F.H. Dunn Resurrection Center

    337-494-7945 or 337-302-4456

    1401 Moeling, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Offers food only on Tues. 10 am to 2 pm.

    Offers clothing only on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 10 am to 2 pm. Some school uniforms available.

    Must have proof of income and valid I.D.

    Emergency food boxes upon request.

    Water’s Edge Gathering


    2760 Power Centre Parkway, Lake Charles, LA 70607

    Food Pantry on Thursdays 10 am- 2 pm

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  • Housing Assistance

    Calcasieu Parish Human Services Dept. / Continuum of Care Access Center


    Open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday

    SNAP Benefits Rental Assistance (Only if threatening eviction)

    Utility Assistance (Call for eligibility status)

    Lake Charles Housing Authority


    Louisiana Housing Search Service

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  • Utilities Assistance

    LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) 


    Catholic Charities


    Assists with rent, mortgage payments to prevent eviction, utilities, food, and medical prescriptions.

    Appointment ONLY by calling on Mondays.

    Manna Ministries


    This program offers short term help with food and utility bills.

    Apply by calling the information help line by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone.

    St. Luke’s Church


    Leave a message on the voicemail for an appointment

    1500 Country Club Rd. Lake Charles LA 70605

    Utility and Food pantry

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