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Individual & Family Assistance

All Services listed on this page are available only for

Individuals that live within the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux

Individual & Family Assistance

All Services listed on this page are available only for

Individuals that live within the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux

  
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Assistance with utility deposits are given for families without insurance who experienced a total loss of their home due to a fire. (click to read more)


  

Guide To Area Resources

Do you find yourself wondering if there is help out there for a particular need you or a family member may have? 

LinkClick.aspx Click to browse through our list of area resources! 

Note:  To best find the resource needed, click the "control" and "F" keys on your keyboard and type in a word that describes the resource needed and click "enter".  

 

 

Online Guide to Free Legal Services

http://louisianalawhelp.org:

Provides online resources that can help with a variety of legal matters for those who cannot afford legal help.  These free and low cost resources can be used to learn about legal rights and available self help resources or legal aid.   Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana's LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. 

 

Disclaimer:  The information obtained on this website is not intended as and does not constitute an endorsement by CCHT nor do we guaruntee the accuracy of the information provided.

Guide To Area Resources

Do you find yourself wondering if there is help out there for a particular need you or a family member may have? 

LinkClick.aspx Click to browse through our list of area resources! 

Note:  To best find the resource needed, click the "control" and "F" keys on your keyboard and type in a word that describes the resource needed and click "enter".  

 

 

Online Guide to Free Legal Services

http://louisianalawhelp.org:

Provides online resources that can help with a variety of legal matters for those who cannot afford legal help.  These free and low cost resources can be used to learn about legal rights and available self help resources or legal aid.   Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana's LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. 

 

Disclaimer:  The information obtained on this website is not intended as and does not constitute an endorsement by CCHT nor do we guaruntee the accuracy of the information provided.

St. Christopher Safe Auto Program 

 

Car breakdowns can cause financial and employment problems for low income families, often to the point of making it too hard for them to get to and from work.  For this reason, Catholic Charities offers a program that will assist with the costs of car repairs so that the family's employment is not jeopardized.  Local mechanics and car dealerships have partnered with us by volunteering their time & talents to fix the vehicles, allowing Catholic Charities to bear only the costs of the parts and taxes.

In order to receive assistance, an individual:

  • Must be employed and need the car to get to and from work.
  • Must be on Food Stamps (SNAP) and provide a SNAP printout and bring in proof of  household income and household expenses.
  • Must bring in car registration, proof of insurance and have a valid license plate on the vehicle.
  • Must bring in an estimate on the repairs needed along with the estimated cost of the parts.
  • Must be a repair that is needed to keep the vehicle rolling (we don’t fix air conditioners or do oil changes for instance).
  • Must have a repair that will cost less than $500 for the parts and taxes.
  • Cars must be able to get to the dealership/mechanic under their own power or to a private mechanic who agrees to allow it to be towed into the shop if we approve. Private mechanics must be in a legitimate business.

 For more information or to apply for services, please call Jennifer Gaudet at 876-0490.

Volunteers Needed:  Catholic Charities is looking for mechanics that would be willing to donate their time and expertise to assist low income working families with car repairs.  Catholic Charities would pay for the parts needed to fix the vehicles.  Please call Jennifer Gaudet at 985-876-0490 to volunteer! 

 

  

 

 

St. Christopher Safe Auto Program 

 

Car breakdowns can cause financial and employment problems for low income families, often to the point of making it too hard for them to get to and from work.  For this reason, Catholic Charities offers a program that will assist with the costs of car repairs so that the family's employment is not jeopardized.  Local mechanics and car dealerships have partnered with us by volunteering their time & talents to fix the vehicles, allowing Catholic Charities to bear only the costs of the parts and taxes.

In order to receive assistance, an individual:

  • Must be employed and need the car to get to and from work.
  • Must be on Food Stamps (SNAP) and provide a SNAP printout and bring in proof of  household income and household expenses.
  • Must bring in car registration, proof of insurance and have a valid license plate on the vehicle.
  • Must bring in an estimate on the repairs needed along with the estimated cost of the parts.
  • Must be a repair that is needed to keep the vehicle rolling (we don’t fix air conditioners or do oil changes for instance).
  • Must have a repair that will cost less than $500 for the parts and taxes.
  • Cars must be able to get to the dealership/mechanic under their own power or to a private mechanic who agrees to allow it to be towed into the shop if we approve. Private mechanics must be in a legitimate business.

 For more information or to apply for services, please call Jennifer Gaudet at 876-0490.

Volunteers Needed:  Catholic Charities is looking for mechanics that would be willing to donate their time and expertise to assist low income working families with car repairs.  Catholic Charities would pay for the parts needed to fix the vehicles.  Please call Jennifer Gaudet at 985-876-0490 to volunteer! 

 

  

 

 

Project Self Help

Project Self Help is a program designed to assist low-income individuals receiving SNAP benefits to better care for themselves and/or their families by providing:  

1.  ITEMS NEEDED TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT:  Such as uniforms, TWIC cards, State ID's, tools, gasoline until the first paycheck, etc).

2.  TUITION ASSISTANCE:  Funding is available to cover a portion of the costs of tuition, books/supplies for students seeking to obtain a degree to work as a Certified Nurses Assistant or Phlebotomist from the Vocational Technical Schools located within the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese.

Interested applicants can call Jennifer Gaudet at 876-0490 or email jgaudet@htdiocese.org to schedule an appointment.  Proof of household income, SNAP printout, and proof of household expenses are needed to apply.

Project Self Help

Project Self Help is a program designed to assist low-income individuals receiving SNAP benefits to better care for themselves and/or their families by providing:  

1.  ITEMS NEEDED TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT:  Such as uniforms, TWIC cards, State ID's, tools, gasoline until the first paycheck, etc).

2.  TUITION ASSISTANCE:  Funding is available to cover a portion of the costs of tuition, books/supplies for students seeking to obtain a degree to work as a Certified Nurses Assistant or Phlebotomist from the Vocational Technical Schools located within the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese.

Interested applicants can call Jennifer Gaudet at 876-0490 or email jgaudet@htdiocese.org to schedule an appointment.  Proof of household income, SNAP printout, and proof of household expenses are needed to apply.

 

Budget Counseling

Families in crisis are not always aware that their spending habits may be the culprit that is causing their financial problems.  Help is available to assist the family in evaluating their household income/ expenses and in developing a household budget that would insure financial stability for their household. 

If your family would like to take advantage of this service, please call Jennifer Gaudet at 985-876-0490 or email jgaudet@htdiocese.org for an appointment.  If work or other obligations prevent you from being able to meet with us in our office, there is a website that can assist you in learning how to manage your money in the comfort of your own home: http://www.money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/ 

 Keeping Personal/Financial Records in one place can save a lot of frustration and time.  Learn how to organize them here: LinkClick.aspx

 

 

 

NOTICE: The information contained on the above listed website is not intended as and does not constitute an endorsement by CCHT of the companies, services, agencies or businesses listed. Nor does it guarantee the availability of the services offered by these entities to your particular situation.

 

 

Budget Counseling

Families in crisis are not always aware that their spending habits may be the culprit that is causing their financial problems.  Help is available to assist the family in evaluating their household income/ expenses and in developing a household budget that would insure financial stability for their household. 

If your family would like to take advantage of this service, please call Jennifer Gaudet at 985-876-0490 or email jgaudet@htdiocese.org for an appointment.  If work or other obligations prevent you from being able to meet with us in our office, there is a website that can assist you in learning how to manage your money in the comfort of your own home: http://www.money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/ 

 Keeping Personal/Financial Records in one place can save a lot of frustration and time.  Learn how to organize them here: LinkClick.aspx

 

 

 

NOTICE: The information contained on the above listed website is not intended as and does not constitute an endorsement by CCHT of the companies, services, agencies or businesses listed. Nor does it guarantee the availability of the services offered by these entities to your particular situation.

 

 

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