Catholic Social Services/Terrebonne, St. Mary
1220 Aycock Houma LA
Addresses social service concerns for individuals at risk or families in crisis. Programs offered are: Assisi Bridge House and Independent Living Program – offers a residential halfway house for chemically dependent men. The Independent Living Program is a transitional program for men who have successfully completed the Asissi Bridge House program (Bernadette Thibodaux, Administrator). Catholic Housing Services – enables first time homeowners to purchase homes with credit, knowledge of budget counseling and education (Paul Ringo, Program Manager). Coastal Entrepreneur’s Net to Success (CENTS) – renders training and small business loans to support the development and growth of micro-enterprises (Patrick Murphy, Program Manager). Emergency Assistance – assists individuals and families in crisis from fire, flood or other natural disasters, emergencies, funeral expenses and medicine (Jennifer Gaudet, Caseworker). Foster Grandparent – provides opportunities for low-income persons age 60 and older to offer supportive services to children. Foster grandparents work with 0-21 year olds who are having trouble adjusting to school, homeless or emergency shelters or other settings. Foster Grandparents work with children on location and earn a tax -free stipend that may not affect any other benefits (Van Johnson, Program Manager). Good Samaritan Food Banks – Assists with emergency food, household and personal items to individuals or families in Crisis (Reynold Pitre, Program Manager). Maternity and Adoptions – services community with pregnancy counseling and adoptive placements with couples within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Pre-placement home studies for inter-country adoptions (Robert Gorman, Executive Director). Project Self-Help – helps adults with education, employment skills or essential materials/uniforms for employment (Jennifer Gaudet, Program Coordinator). St. Lucy Day Care and Child Development Center – offers a preschool and child development service for 6 month to 5 year old children. Sliding scale, scholarships available (Carolyn Woods, Program Manager).
Contact Name: Robert Gorman
Cost of Services: None
Eligibility Requirements: Residents of St. Mary, Terrebone, LaFourche and Jefferson parish