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Woodmere Community Center

Website: http://www.jeffparish.net

Harvey, LA - 70058
(504) 349-5136

Financial Help Provided: Emergency Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance

Full Description:

Jefferson Community Action Programs (JEFFCAP) is Jefferson Parish's agency dedicated to fulfilling its mission of empowering as many families of Jefferson Parish including our elderly, disabled, economically disadvantaged and youth through our various programs. Linkages have been built with federal, state, local and private agencies to provide a wide array of services in order to help meet the needs of the clients we serve.  Our goal is to help people who need temporary assistance get back on their feet and become self sufficient.

JEFFCAP offers programs ranging from Head Start to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program; from housing counseling, rental and utility assistance, to helping families keep their homes, to temporary shelter for those who have lost their homes. Other programs include distribution of food commodities and subsidizing meals for Head Start children and those in attendance at our Family Day Care Homes Program.  Also, we offer transportation to people, (who meet criteria) for medical appointments.

Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance

LIHEAP Program Coordinator (Utility Assistance)

HOUSING Program Coordinator (Rent/Mortgage Assistance)

Provides families with utility payments and rent/mortgage payments to avert cut-off or evictions, thus enabling them to keep their residence.

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Eligibility: Residents of area who meet income requirements
Location: Community Centers

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1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.