The Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center, or DHECC, is the new program that replaces the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) that closed up in early 2012. This new program is expected to offer better settlement terms to claimants and an accelerated payment process.moreless
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is taking Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) for the Mississippi River Flooding Events. Governor Jindal requested federal assistance for this event on May 5, 2011. This event was declared an incident by FEMA on May 6, 2011 under incident # FEMA-3322-EM. Completing the RPA is the first step necessary to get reimbursed for eligible Public Assistance activities performed during the incident period under the declaration. The incident period started on April 25th and is continuing. moreless
GNO Inc has created the Coastal Vitality project as a resource for those affected by the Oil Spill from the Deepwater Horizon - This site answers short and long-term questions and helps people find the resources they need. Some areas addressed by the site:
Detailed information on accessing Gulf Coast Claims Facility/BP Claims, including organizations providing technical assistance
Detailed information on Workforce Training and Worker Support Programs available to fishery and other impacted workers
Comprehensive information on resources and services available for small businesses in Louisiana
Parish-specific information on resources in impacted communities
Industry Forecasts of economic sectors impacted by the oil spill
211 Information and Referral provides a 24 hour, comprehensive community resource information and referral service. Counselors are available 24/7 and can provide referrals for food banks, utility assistance, medical care, job training, elder care, disability assistance, afterschool programs, tutoring, and more. 211 can also refer residents to organizations offering tax preparation assistance. Dial 2-1-1 from a land line or the 800 numbers listed below for the respective cities.
Find information for recovery and urgent needs resources such as free food and clothing, healthcare, senior services, and shelters is available on the Louisiana Spirit website. Visit the website to choose a parish and access a list of resources in that area.
Louisiana Spirit also has a toll free number with crisis counselors that can make over-the-phone referrals for services and counseling help. Call 1-800-273-8255.
Modest Needs offers grants of up to $1,000 to help people meet unexpected and potentially catastrophic expenses such as an unexpected auto repair, unanticipated trip to the doctor, or an unusually large utility bill. For information or to apply, visit www.modestneeds.org.
Emergency Interiors' New Orleans Furniture Bank
Emergency Interiors offers struggling families the opportunity to purchase furniture at a discounted rate of $175 for 5 pieces and $35 for each additional piece. The warehouse - located at 3248 Chippewa in New Orleans - is open Saturdays from 9-5 or by appointment during the week. Call 504-330-8820 for more information.moreless
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans sponsors a food banks in New Orleans three times a week in the Upper Ninth Ward. The program is available to low income residents that have a valid Louisiana state I.D. The distribution center gives boxes of food once a month to eligible residents according to size of the family. The free food packages include produce, dried foods, and meats.
MON, WED, FRI from 1PM TO 3PM
1423 Pauline Street (504) 599-9499
Bishops Henry and Ella O'Neill – program directors
Total Community Action (TCA) coordinates a quarterly food give-away sponsored by Second Harvest. Residents must register with TCA and show a valid Louisiana state I.D. and proof of income (employment, social security, unemployment, etc…). Packages of dry and canned goods are distributed according to size of family. Call (504) 872-0337.
For information about food banks throughout Louisiana, download the most recent list of active food banks from Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana at http://www.no-hunger.org/AgencyInfo/agency_list.pdf or call (504) 734-1322.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans provides children in need between the ages of 10 and 18 with a stable home, positive parenting, high-quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential.
St. Paul's Homecoming Center / Beacon of Hope
St. Paul's Homecoming Center Beacon of Hope was originally established in Lakeview as a Katrina Disaster Response Center and is now re-locating to Gentilly. The Center serves as a hub for the residents of Gentilly providing numerous services such as computers with internet access, fax, free notary public, volunteer services, case management (helping residents find needed items or resources), and assistance finding contractors and other rebuilding needs.
The Center is located at 1509 Filmore Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70122
Rebuilding Services Provided: Volunteer services for non-skilled home tasks Area Served: Gentilly Eligibility: Case-by-case basis Contact Info: 504-644-4125moreless
BlueStone Ministries offers case management services and counseling to St. Bernard residents. BlueStone Ministries points individuals and families to specific resources available for recovery, and helps answer questions regarding options and services that meet individuals' needs. BlueStone Ministries also offers pastoral and crisis counseling to evaluate emotional and spiritual well-being. Services provided by BlueStone Ministries are available at the Community Center of St Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St. in Arabi, on Thursdays from 10AM – 1 PM. All services are free and no appointment is needed. For more information call 504-473-7092.moreless
Catholic Charities is currently offering case management services at 14 different community centers in New Orleans and the surrounding area. Visit
the website to find the phone number for the community center serving your area. New clients for case management are taken on the 1st and 2nd of each month only, but you can call to find out about other services such as food distribution and counseling.
Hope House offers a variety of programs for Orleans Parish residents including utility assistance for residents in the 70130 zip code with a disconnect notice, transitional housing for families with children, an emergency food bank, a GED program, and a resource center with free computer use. The Center is located at 916 St. Andrew St. in New Orleans. Visit the website or call (504) 525-2561 for more information.moreless
Sweet Home New Orleans is a non-profit agency that offers social services, financial assistance, and relocation assistance to the city’s musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members. Services include financial assistance to help pay for medical or utility bills, referrals for mental health care and legal assistance, rental assistance, and more. Sweet Home New Orleans is located at 831 Elysian Fields Ave. (between Dauphine and Burgundy). For more information, visit the website or call 504-596-4098.moreless
FHF is an information and referral service for people with disabilities and their families, including information on educational services and other needs. Visit the website or call (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736.
The St. Bernard Project offers rebuilding assistance to the elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children who have a house in St. Bernard.
Services Provided: General rebuilding assistance Area Served: St. Bernard Eligibility: Elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children Contact Info: 504-277-6831 Services are dependent on available volunteers
Those interested in volunteering can register online or email email@example.com.
The Community Center of St. Bernard provides various resources for residents of the greater New Orleans area including free computer and internet access, distribution of nonperishable food items, weekly community meals, free long distance phone calls, free legal aid, wireless internet access, and more.
1107 LeBeau Street
Arabi, LA 70032
Call (504) 281-2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anna’s Mobile Medical Unit travels to various areas in and around New Orleans to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations, with a focus on uninsured, homeless, and immigrant adults. The unit serves the Treme Neighborhood, the St. Roch area, the Lower 9th Ward, 7th Ward, Downtown, Metairie, and Arabi.
Click the link for locations and schedules. Call (504) 232.4403 for more information. moreless
SMHA helps people develop strong, healthy, prosperous rural communities in Louisiana.
Services Provided: Volunteer labor for hurricane related rebuilding and home repairs Area Served: South Louisiana, including Lafitte Parish, affected by Hurricanes Rita, Gustav and Ike Eligibility: Homeowners must have their own funding for materials and required professional services Contact Info: 337-367-3277moreless
The Phoenix of New Orleans is offering case management services and rebuilding assistance to homeowners in the lower Mid-City area and is helping to develop community assets that ensure a vital neighborhood.
Rebuilding Services Provided: General rebuilding assistance Area Served: Lower Mid-City, area code 70119 Eligibility: In order to quality for assistance, clients must demonstrate that they are financially unable to rebuild and have exhausted every resource available to them. Contact Info: 504-322-3327moreless