Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Louisiana Assistance Programs and Services


  • Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 888-524-3578
  • Louisiana Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent childrenCall: 888-524-3578
  • Louisiana Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, (+++)  Call: Local telephone company
  • Louisiana Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)  – Provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parentsCall: 888-524-3578
  • Louisiana Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Louisiana residents, Call: 888-342-6207
  • Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP)  – Offers health care coverage to Louisiana uninsured children up to age 19, Call: 877-252-2447
  • Louisiana Medicaid Purchase Plan (MPP)  – Offers health coverage for people with disabilities who work, Call: 888-342-6207
  • Louisiana Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)  – Helps low-income families in Louisiana pay for child care while working, or attending school, or training, Call: 877-453-2721
  • Louisiana LaMOMS  – Offers pregnant women access to no-cost health care coverage, Call: 888-342-6207
  • Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 504-568-8202
  • Louisiana National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 877-453-2721
  • Louisiana Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 877-453-2721
  • Louisiana School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 877-453-2721
  • Louisiana Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call877-453-2721
  • Louisiana Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 877-453-2721
  • Louisiana Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 337-942-9669
  • Louisiana Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to help eligible Louisiana low-income households with their home energy bills, Call: 888-454-2001
  • Louisiana Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 888-454-2001
  • Louisiana Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals at least 60 years of age known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 225-342-8254
  • Louisiana Farmers Market Nutrition Program  – Provides low-income seniors with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 985-345-9483
  • Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Louisiana Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA