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  • Title: 232-HELP / Louisiana 211
    Descriptive info: .. Provider/Community Survey.. Annual Reports:.. 2012.. (pdf version).. 2011.. 2010.. Bidding is Now Open for.. Anything Is Pastable 2013.. :.. Public Service Announcement:.. Follow our Cajun friend.. to access Acadiana Resources!.. Press Release - March 2013.. New Executive Director, Board Members and Board Officers.. 2012 Award of Excellence.. Your browser does not support iframes.. 232-HELP/211 Programs.. Louisiana 2-1-1.. Government Contacts.. Publications.. Acadiana Resources.. -.. Find Help Now!!.. !.. Inclusion Criteria.. Bulletin Board.. Employment Opportunities.. Links.. Email us.. What Is BAYOU HEALTH?.. Disaster Resources.. Hurricane Resources.. Evacuation Information.. Louisiana State Map.. SW Louisiana Evacuation Guide Front.. SW Louisiana Evacuation Guide - Back.. SW Louisiana Contraflow Plan.. Emergency Shelter Information Points.. Radio Frequency System.. Family Readiness Emergency Guide.. Family Disaster Supply Kit.. Accommodations for Pets.. Tornado Resources.. Pandemic Flu Basics.. The Facts.. Preparedness Checklist.. lf your call is an emergency and you need police, fire or ambulance services - Dial 9-1-1.. First there was 4-1-1, then 9-1-1 and now there's.. 2-1-1.. -Acadiana's first toll-free access to.. Information and Referral and 232-HELP.. To find out more about 2-1-1 click on the phone.. Linking people and resources for a stronger Louisiana.. Welcome to 232-HELP/211, a comprehensive Information and Referral (I R) Center.. Feel free to explore our site and learn more.. About Us and I R.. Our web site is home to.. , 232-HELP/211's searchable database of more than 1,500 health and human service agencies serving Lafayette, Acadiana and beyond.. In addition to information  ...   housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs; and where gaps in services may be.. Specialists at 2-1-1 centers facilitate thousands of volunteer hours and direct donors to locations where their gifts may be most needed and appropriate.. 232-HELP/211 is one of six 2-1-1 Centers which make up the Louisiana 2-1-1 System.. The economic impact of 232-HELP/211 call center s in-house programs, alone, is over $5,397,000!.. Following the Katrina and Rita disasters, FEMA issued a study titled, 2005 Hurricane Season After-Action Report, in which it both recognized the accomplishments of 2-1-1 and made a strong recommendation that states should move forward on statewide 2-1-1 implementation:.. [We] encourage states to establish a 2-1-1 telephone system [like those in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona] from which victims can get shelter information, where [Disaster Response Centers] are, what the hours are, locations and telephone numbers.. 232-HELP / Louisiana 2-1-1.. First.. in Louisiana to utilize 2-1-1.. Fourth.. in.. nation.. to utilize 2-1-1.. We re here to help you - the caller who needs assistance and the agency who wants to provide assistance.. Help via 232-HELP/211 really is only a phone call away.. Our.. Webmaster.. welcomes any comments or suggestions.. 232-HELP / Louisiana 211.. 1005 Jefferson Street (70501).. P.. O.. Box 52763 (70505).. Lafayette, Louisiana.. Callers with Hearing Loss:.. 7-1-1.. or.. 800-846-5277 (TTY).. Telephone: (337) 232-help (4357).. Fax (337) 232-1960.. Email:.. help.. @232-.. org.. This page last updated: June 2013..

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    Descriptive info: The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D).. (Community News).. Tropical Storm Lee.. Spring 2011:.. Flooding Resources/Information.. GULF Coast Oil Spill Resources.. Southwest Louisiana Education and Referral Center, Inc.. - 232-HELP/211.. Box 52763.. Lafayette, Louisiana 70505.. (337) 232-4357.. Fax (337) 232-1960.. 439 Heymann Blvd.. Lafayette, Louisiana 70503.. Email: help@232-help.. Call us to find free tax preparation sites:.. (337) 232-4357 or 2-1-1.. or click this link:.. Free Tax Preparation Sites.. See Also:.. EITC REQUIREMENTS.. About EITC.. EITC Home Page--It s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC.. EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned.. It is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work.. When EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.. EITC CENTRAL.. EITC Central.. hosts the Partner Toolkit, the Tax Return Preparer Toolkit, Marketing Express and Information for the Press.. EITC Assistant--Find out if you qualify for EITC this year.. Find out if you are eligible for EITC by answering questions and providing basic income information.. The EITC Assistant also estimates the amount of your EITC.. Click here for the English version of the EITC Assistant.. or.. o hag click aquí para seleccionar la Versión en Español del Asistente.. Quick Guide to Topics on this Page (please scroll down for the following topics and more).. Do You Qualify for EITC?.. Need Help Preparing Your Return?.. Find information on EITC and other Public Benefits and Other Child-Related Tax Benefits.. Other Resources and Tips for Claiming EITC.. Resources and Tips if You Receive a Notice from IRS or are Audited.. IRS Reports on EITC.. Missing Children Link.. Guides to Find Everything EITC Online.. For You,.. Publication 4935.. For Return Preparers,.. Publication 4933.. To qualify for EITC you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet certain rules.. Also, you must either meet the additional rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child that meets all the qualifying child rules for you.. Earned Income.. Find out more about what is earned income here.. EITC Rules for Everyone.. Find out about the rules you and your spouse, if you file a joint return, must meet to claim EITC.. Qualifying Child Rules.. If you and your spouse, if filing a joint return, meet the EITC rules for Everyone and you have a child who lives with you, you may be eligible for EITC.. Your child must pass the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests to be your qualifying child.. All.. four tests must be met for each child you claim.. Find the rules for a qualifying child for EITC here.. Rules for those Without a Qualifying Child.. If you and your spouse, if filing a joint return, meet the EITC Rules for Everyone and you do not have a qualifying child,  ...   Click here to locate the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center nearest them and find a list of local offices, days open, and hours of service.. EITC and other Public Benefits.. Refunds received from Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), Child Tax Credit (CTC) or any other tax credit are not considered income for any federal or federally funded public benefit program.. Also, under the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, your credit or other tax refund is not counted as a resource for at least 12 months from when your receive it.. If you save your refund, federal or federally funded agencies will not use it to determine your eligibility or the amount of your benefit.. This new rule is for refunds received after December 31, 2009 and through 2012.. It is always best to check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your benefits fall under this provision.. Facts about Other Child Related Tax Benefits.. Ten Facts about the Child Tax Credit.. Ten Things to Know about the Child and Dependent Care Credit.. Seven Facts about the Expanded Adoption Credit.. Six Important Facts about Dependents and Exemptions.. Don t Overlook State and Local Credits.. If you qualify to claim EITC on your federal income tax return, you also may be eligible for a similar credit on your state or local income tax return.. Twenty-two states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Montgomery County, Maryland, offer their residents an earned income tax credit.. Find more information on states with EITC.. Advance EITC or AEITC news.. Legislation signed into law August 10, 2010 repeals the Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit.. Recipients will not receive Advance EITC on their paychecks after December 31, 2010.. Those who received AEITC on their paychecks during 2010, need to file a tax return to report the amount received.. Note:.. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed to download, view and/or print forms and publications marked PDF.. Download the Reader for free from the Adobe website.. Additional EITC-Related Publications and Tools.. Errors can delay your refund or result in IRS denying your EITC claim.. Find out the most common errors in claiming EITC here.. Do you have questions about EITC? We have the answers.. Find the most common questions and answers related to EITC here.. Read more about EITC in Publication 596 in English (PDF).. click here for the Publication 596SP,Credito por Ingreso del Trabajo (PDF).. The Taxpayer Advocate Service, Learn how TAS can help you, toolkit is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and makes it easier for you to understand basic tax information.. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems not resolved through normal channels, or who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.. Find the Tax Toolkit sponsored by TAS here(you leave irs.. gov to visit the toolkit).. Low Income Taxpayer Clinics represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.. They also assist taxpayers in audits, appeals, collection disputes and can help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and help correct account problems.. Find more information on Low Income Taxpayer Clinics and locations here..

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  • Title: 232-HELP Social Service Programs
    Descriptive info: Home.. Gulf Coast Oil Spill Resources.. Application.. Library.. EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).. Bulletin Board.. Disaster.. Resources.. Evacuation.. Information.. Pandemic Flu.. A virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness.. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person.. Currently there is no pandemic flu.. Pandemic Flue Basics.. Planning Response.. LA Rebuilds Survival Guide.. Lafayette Train Derailment.. 232-HELP PROGRAMS.. In addition to information and referral, 232-HELP/211 also operates numerous social service programs.. Follow the links below for more information on the individual programs and how to apply.. Donated Dental Services (DDS).. Project Rx.. Transportation.. Medical Appliance Loan Program.. HelpLine.. Donated Dental Services.. The Donated Dental Services Program (DDS) was established in 1988 to provide free basic dental services to the elderly, handicapped or medically compromised who lack adequate income to pay for needed dental care.. Volunteer dentists across Acadiana donate their time and services to the program.. DDS is unlike other programs for special patient populations, in that the dentists donate dental services in their own offices instead of central treatment centers that may not be easily accessed by the client.. This makes it more convenient for both the client and dentist.. To qualify for the DDS Program, the following criteria must be met:.. Handicapped 18 years or older and receiving SSI and/or Social Security Disability (ex: mental retardation, muscle disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, developmental disabilities, spinal cord injuries (no other type of back injury) or mental illnesses (bi-polar, schizophrenia), etc.. ); or.. Medically compromised 18 years or older and prevented from working (ex: cancer, renal/kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, severe diabetes etc.. ) and receiving SSI and/or Social Security Disability; and all.. Income level must be at or below the.. Federal poverty guidelines.. The program provides: simple extractions (1-5), restorations (caps, front root canals, crowns, fillings), treatment of abscesses.. Please make note of the following important information:.. There is a waiting list for assistance.. Proof of income is required.. The DDS Program.. does not.. provide lifetime dental care.. The Dentists.. do not.. donate maintenance cleanings or examinations.. after.. the initial treatment is complete.. Dental Services.. provide for or include regular cleanings, full mouth extractions, dentures/partials/bridges, posterior root canals, space maintainers or orthodontic treatment.. All dental work.. is restricted to the schedule.. set up by and mailed  ...   must fall below the.. To apply for assistance through Project Rx, call 232-HELP/211.. (.. 337-232-4357).. For long-term prescription medication needs, you must come in with all of your prescriptions so that we can access the.. Patient Assistance Program (PAP).. that best fit your needs.. For additional information, please call 232-HELP/211.. Additionally, if you are not eligible for Medicare and do not have prescription medication coverage, you may be eligible for a.. prescription discount card.. You may call us at.. 232-HELP/211 (337-232-4357) for assistance or apply online by clicking the.. Together Rx Access.. logo.. The Transportation program was implemented to assist people with transportation to appointments at medical facilities outside of Acadiana.. 232-HELP/211 will either purchase a bus ticket with Greyhound Bus Lines which offers a charity rate to clients referred by us, or pay for a tank of gas.. All appointments are verified before assistance is given.. To qualify for our Transportation program the following criteria must be met:.. Proof of a medical appointment outside of Acadiana.. Applicants are normally helped once in a six month period.. To apply for assistance with transportation, either call 232-HELP/211 directly at.. or complete a preliminary.. In conjunction with Lafayette's Beaver Club, the program furnishes wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other medical appliances to eligible individuals.. The Beaver Club purchases, repairs and supplies the appliances, and 232-HELP/211 screens and maintains client and appliance records.. Clients are responsible for the appliance and must sign a "use agreement" before they take possession of the appliance.. To qualify for the Medical Appliance Loan Program the following criteria must be met:.. Have a true need for a medical appliance.. Reside in Acadiana.. Sign a "use agreement" form.. To apply for the Medical Appliance Loan Program, either call 232-HELP/211 directly at.. or complete a preliminary.. HelpLine is a joint venture between 232-HELP/211 and The Daily Advertiser which offers financial assistance to those in desperate financial need due to serious illness or catastrophic personal circumstances.. Donations are solicited from the community through stories published by The Daily Advertiser.. All donations are mailed directly to Bank One and administered by 232-HELP/211.. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis.. To qualify for HelpLine the following criteria must be met:.. To apply for HelpLine, either call 232-HELP/211 directly at.. All programs are for the Acadiana area Only (2-1-1 Region IV).. Other.. qualifications may apply..

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  • Title: Louisiana 2-1-1
    Descriptive info: One click on the.. Stars.. below, or one call (2-1-1).. We're here to help you navigate the maze of social service agencies and programs.. Region I.. Centerpoint Information Referral/ 211.. Web:.. www.. centerpt.. Terri Brock Axelson.. Luease Graham.. Executive Director.. 211 Coordinator.. 1002 Texas Ave.. Shreveport, LA 71101.. (318).. 227-2100.. Fax:.. 227-0035.. Email:.. taxelson@centerpt.. lgraham@centerpt.. Region II.. United Way of Northeast LA.. uwnela.. Jan Wawrzyniak.. Carolyn Brooks.. Quality Manager.. United Way 211 Director.. 1210 Hudson Lane.. 1201 Hudson Lane.. Monroe, LA 71201.. 325-0400.. 322-0400.. (318) 325-4329.. 325-4329.. jwawrzyniak@uwnela.. cbrooks@uwnela.. org.. Region.. III.. 310  ...   70601.. (337).. 439-6109.. (337)310-Info (4363).. 439-6047.. 1-866-310-4636.. bsmc200@aol.. com.. lynette.. dewey@310info.. Region IV.. 232-HELP/211.. Southwest Louisiana Education Referral Center, Inc.. 232-help.. Maria Placer.. Mona Gobert-Cravins.. Assistant Administrator.. Box 52763.. Lafayette, LA 70505.. (337) 232- 4357.. (337 232-4357.. Fax:.. 232-1960.. maria@232-help.. mona@232-help.. Region V.. Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center.. brcic211.. Norma Rutledge.. Sue Kenyon.. 211 Supervisor.. 4837 Revere Avenue.. Baton Rouge, LA 70808.. (225).. 924-1431.. 924-6964.. nrutledge@brcic.. E-mail:.. suekenyon@brcic.. Region VI.. VIA Link.. vialink.. Marguerite Redwine.. Richard LaPratt.. CEO.. 211 Director.. Box 15409.. New Orleans, LA 70175.. (504).. 895-5585.. (504) 895-5575.. 895-5560.. mredwine@vialink.. rlapratt@vialink..

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  • Title: 232
    Descriptive info: The Calling For 2-1-1 Act.. Visit:.. 2-1-1 US.. Gulf Coast Oil Spill.. Community News).. Evacuation.. SW Louisiana Evacuation Guide Back.. Find Your Federal or State Legislator.. Contact Government.. We encourage you to contact your elected officials and share your thoughts on current events and government policy.. Below you'll find links to e-mail and postal addresses, and phone numbers for key elected officials.. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.. – Send questions, comments, concerns, or well-wishes to the President or his staff..  ...   Representatives.. – Find contact information for your U.. representative by typing in your zip code (at the top of the page.. ).. State Governors.. – Select your state to access e-mail, telephone, and postal contact information for your governor.. State Legislators.. – Get the names of your state legislators and other elected officials by entering your ZIP code.. Tweet a Message to Your Representatives.. – @2gov identifies your representatives and sends them professional reports with your messages (even if they aren't on Twitter!)..

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  • Title: 232-Help Publications
    Descriptive info: -.. If you are searching for information, 232-HELP/211 has an extensive resource library of books, video tapes, articles and brochures on physical and mental health topics ranging from A - Z.. Brochures listing the recorded messages of all the tape libraries,.. KidCall.. ,.. TeenCall.. ParentLine.. Tel-Med.. Tel-Law.. , are available.. If you would like copies of our brochures call us at.. (337) 232-HELP (4357).. or send us an.. email..

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  • Title: Acadiana Resources
    Descriptive info: Executive Director Board of Directors.. Hurricane Information.. US Homeland Security Live Alert.. (Community News).. In our searchable database,.. AcadianaResources.. , you can access over 1,500 health and human resources available in Acadiana and elsewhere.. Acadiana Resources is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer.. Visit Microsoft's.. Download Center.. and download a free version today.. If you experience difficulty finding a resource, or need technical assistance, call 232-HELP at (337) 232-4357, dial 2-1-1 from a land line or send us an.. With our database software, agencies can edit their agency and program information or add a new program on line.. Go to the Options tab in Acadiana Resources and  ...   necessary changes/additions.. When you submit the change form it will be emailed directly to our Resource Department who will then make the changes.. If you have any problems or questions, call the Resource Manager at 232-HELP/211 for assistance.. Disclaimer: The inclusion of an agency listing does not imply 232-HELP/211's recommendation or endorsement.. Determination of inclusion is based upon the.. Inclusion/Exclusion.. criteria established by 232-HELP/211's Board of Directors.. Despite 232-HELP/211's best efforts to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of the following data, some of the information may be outdated.. If the service or agency you are looking for is not listed, or the information is not accurate, please.. us..

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  • Title: Acadiana Resources
    Descriptive info: Serving the Acadiana Region of.. Louisiana for over 40 years.. 211.. If you experience difficulty finding a resource, or need technical assistance, call 232-HELP at.. , dial 2-1-1 from a land line or send us an.. to find a program to edit, you must first pull up the operating agency which will list all programs associated with it.. Disclaimer.. : The inclusion of an agency listing does not imply 232-HELP/211's recommendation or endorsement.. This page is Bobby approved!.. |..

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    Descriptive info: 2012 Award Of Excellence.. Acadiana Resources-.. 232-HELP/211 Resource File and Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria.. 232-HELP/211's database contains information about available community resources, including detailed data on health and human service provided by government agencies and community organizations and conditions under which services are available.. 232-HELP/211 is committed to maintaining accurate and up-to-date information about community resources.. We formally updated all listings in the database annually.. We also continuously update program data as we learn about changes and new services.. Indexing an Agency's Services.. 232-HELP/211 uses the Alliance of Information Referral Systems (.. airs.. ) approved Taxonomy of Human Services, a standard indexing system used by human service information and referral systems throughout the United States.. This national taxonomy contains thousands of service terms, organized into ten general categories and many subcategories.. 232-HELP/211 uses a portion of these, chosen according to our own general information and referral needs.. 232-HELP/211 works diligently to maintain consistency in service term indexing, agency inclusion, and writing style; the writing style is based upon both mandatory and recommended criteria.. Agencies in the database cannot re-name specific service terms since the terms are part of a national indexing system.. However, we invite your comments and suggestions about the service terms we use and we do add terms or make changes to terms when community needs or standards in acceptable terminology advise a change.. How We Maintain the Database.. Entries in the database are updated as we learn about changes.. Information and Referral Specialists (I R) continually check resources and contact service providers of any reported changes and to verify changes to ensure that our data is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.. We encourage you to contact us immediately if you see any information in the online database search engine or in one of our electronic directories that you believe is inaccurate.. Entries in the database are also updated formally at least annually.. How We Collect Information.. 232-HELP/211 makes a serious commitment to maintaining an accurate database.. Our most dynamic resource for information is our callers themselves.. Since our own I R Specialists who take calls are accessing the data every single day and giving information to hundreds of callers, we often hear about new information or inaccurate records when changes are fresh.. We also subscribe to many newsletters in our search for new or changed information.. I R staff also attend meetings within the community and serve on statewide boards and committees where staff find out about new and changed resources.. We also rely on agencies to let us know when they are getting inappropriate referrals or when they have new programs.. We send annual printouts to each agency in our database, showing them the details we have about their services and sites.. Agencies can then review their information, and send us back their corrections or verify that their information is still accurate.. Agencies can also log on through our Provider Portal at.. http://www.. irissoft.. com/swle/.. to update their information on-line.. Specific Inclusions:.. Non-profit organizations (classified as 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code which are involved with health and human services **.. For-profit and proprietary agencies if they offer a service not adequately provided by other resource listings; or if they offer scholarships, reduced fees or sliding fee scales and accept Medicare or Medicaid**.. Health and human services programs offered by the state, parish or municipal governments which either have offices in Acadiana or provide services within that area.. Organizations such as churches and social clubs which offer a service to the community at large, not just their own members.. Professional organizations related to community service.. Organizations outside the Acadiana region which provide a service not available locally.. Advocacy groups related to health and human service issues.. Support groups that are sponsored by or affiliated with an agency or church.. 800 lines if they offer a social or  ...   exclude, or remove a service listing may be appealed by writing to the Executive Director after a reasonable attempt has been made to resolve the issue with 232-HELP/Louisiana 2-1-1 Resource Manager.. Service providers must request an appeal hearing in writing no later than 30 days from the date of denial.. A representative of the excluded agency will be allowed to meet with an I R program representative to present the service provider s case.. Once a formal complaint has been made, the complaint shall be reviewed by a review committee consisting of the Executive Director, Assistant Administrator and Resource Manager within 7 days of receipt of the complaint.. Within 3 days of completion of the review, the subject service provider shall be notified in writing of the complaint, along with the recommended action.. Complaints Regarding a Service Provider.. Before an I R center will act on a complaint regarding a service provider, the complaint shall be submitted to the I R Center in writing.. Complaints may come from the complainant or from a staff member taking the information from the complainant.. This written complaint shall be dated, with a detailed description of the complaint and signed by the complainant.. Complainants may be either inquirers or human service professionals, including members of the staff of an I R center.. Once a formal complaint has been made, the complaint shall be reviewed by the Review Committee within 7 days of receipt of the complaint.. If the Review Committee decides that this service provider shall be removed from the database, notification shall include the agency s right of appeal.. If the Review Committee decides that this service provider shall remain in the database, notification of the recommended action shall be mailed to the complainant.. Concurrent Reviews.. The complainant may also be referred to other agencies with investigative authority to file a complaint.. Depending on the nature of the complaint, these might include licensing, law enforcement, or funding sources.. Confidentiality.. To protect the confidentiality of the complainant, neither the Review Committee nor the.. I R Center shall reveal the name of the complainant protesting the inclusion or exclusion of a particular organization in the database.. Exclusion from the database indicates that criterion for inclusion has not been met; it does not signify lack of endorsement.. Likewise, inclusion does not imply endorsement.. 232-HELP/Louisiana neither guarantees nor makes any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in the database as these resources' information can change rapidly.. Public Disclaimers:.. Agencies providing services to specific populations will be so identified in the service description.. A listing in the 2-1-1 database does not constitute an endorsement of or liability for any agency program or service.. Agency Disclaimers - -.. inclusion is a privilege, not a right.. Although inclusion/exclusion decisions will, for the most part, be made based upon the perceived needs of the clients/users of 232-HELP/211, the final determination as to inclusion or exclusion, the provisions of the criteria listed below notwithstanding, shall be in the sole discretion of 232-HELP/211.. The 2-1-1 Center reserves the right to cancel a listing when an agency no longer meets the required criteria.. The 2-1-1 Center reserves the right to delete any agency from the database when requests for updates are not provided.. 232-HELP/211 reserves the right to make all decisions regarding the inclusion or exclusion of information relative to individuals and/or organizations within the resource file database.. Information provided by organizations and individual services providers and included in 232-HELP/Louisiana 211 Information and Referral Services is available to the general public in various formats, including telephone information and referral, an online searchable database of services and printed materials.. Although our policy indicates what agencies, organizations and services are eligible for inclusion in the database, 232-HELP/Louisiana 211 reserves the right to prioritize and limit entry.. Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria Survey Application.. Updated September 2013..

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  • Title: 232-HELP Bulletin Board
    Descriptive info: (C.. ommunity News).. Disaster Resources.. Travel Advisories.. family relief hotlines for financial assistance.. Some of these hotlines are government agencies, and some are privately administered.. Child-Support Enforcement Hotline.. (877) 696-6775.. For single moms due support, the US Department of Health and Human Services will send them a free handbook complete with excellent advice and all their local contact numbers for help.. Child-Care Subsidy Hotline.. (800) 424-2246.. When daycare costs are too high, there is help.. The National Association of Child Care Resources is a federally funded agency.. They provide helpful information about assistance in your client's local area.. They will help your caller find all options for child care payment assistance programs.. Mortgage Payment Assistance.. (800) 750-8956.. For families falling behind on mortgage payments, this national agency will work with your client's mortgage company to arrange a workout plan to catch up missed payments.. Housing counselors will discuss all options available to avoid foreclosure.. Agency does not make loans or buy property.. Debt Relief Hotline.. (800) 291-1042.. For families struggling with credit card debt, (typically over $10,000); relief is available.. This national agency will contact your client's creditors, reduce payments, interest, and even principal amounts owed.. Harassing collection calls will stop.. Free Bankruptcy Advice.. (800) 379-0985.. Families who cannot use other debt solutions may need to speak with an attorney.. The nation's largest consumer law firm has made this hotline available.. Your client may call for a free conversation to discuss whether debt relief under bankruptcy makes sense for them.. Discount Prescriptions.. (800) 291-1206.. Families can save between 20% and 40% on their prescription medications.. No exam needed.. Announcements Events.. LATEST OIL SPILL INFORMATION - Click Below.. Children's Cold, Allergy Medicine RECALLED:.. Nationwide -.. A voluntary recall has been issued for more than 40 over-the-counter drugs for children, including Tylenol and Motrin, because they don't meet quality standards.. The affected brands include: Tylenol Infants' Drops, Children's Tylenol Suspensions, Children's Tylenol Plus Suspensions, Motrin Infant Drops, Children's Motrin Suspensions, Children's.. Zyrtec Liquids in Bottles and Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquids in Bottles.. More details are available by calling 1.. -888-222-6036 (Mon-Fri 7 am to 9 pm CST, and Sat-Sun 8 a.. m.. to 4 p.. CST).. or visiting McNeil's.. website.. for a complete detailed listing of product recall information.. Parents and caregivers who are not sure about alternative pediatric health treatment options should talk to their doctor or pharmacist and are reminded to.. never give drug products to infants and children that are not intended for those age groups as this could result in serious harm.. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA s) MedWatch Program by.. fax:.. 1-800-332-0178, by.. mail.. at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at.. fda.. gov/medwatch.. Donations Needed:.. Lafayette/New Orleans.. - Second Harvest Food Banks are in need of non-perishable foods.. To learn more about how to donate food items, hold a food drive or donate funds to Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana and New Orleans, call: 337- 237-7711 or visit:.. no-hunger.. Volunteer Opportunity:.. Baton Rouge.. After a disaster, you can help in many ways.. Register to attend a free training on helping the elderly and people with disabilities in emergency shelters.. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 9:30am - 2:30pm; at the Louisiana Capital Area American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.. , Baton Rouge, LA 70816.. To register, call: Jeanne Abadie: 1-800-960-7705, ext.. 130.. Free Smoke Detectors:.. Lafayette.. The Lafayette Consolidated.. Government, Emergency Operations Security Fire Prevention Office (Bertrand Drive) has free smoke detectors for those who qualify.. For additional information, please call (337) 291-8704.. Volunteer Drivers Needed:.. - The Women' Shelter for pregnant women needs volunteer drivers to bring girls to/from doctor appointments, jobs and other places as their needs arise.. There are currently two (2) resident girls.. There are no 'set' times or schedules, so if you hear this 'call' and decide to volunteer, it will be on an as needed basis! If this is something you would like to do for a fantastic ministry, please call Ms.. Brenda or Ms.. Michela Camel at (337) 289-9366.. CPR Class:.. The Acadiana Safety Association offers adult.. CPR classes which are approved by Medic and the American Heart Association.. Call Amber Cook at Acadiana Safety Assoc.. (337) 234-4640 for more information.. Acadiana American Red Cross hosts CPR for Schools and Community Program for adults, child and infants, once per month, in Lafayette and New Iberia.. The cost for the CPR class is $40; the combined CPR and First Aid Class is $50.. All classes are state approved for child and day care workers; other course are also offered.. For more information, call 234-7371 or 364-0423.. Caregiver Support Group:.. Opelousas.. - S.. upport Group meets on the.. first.. Tuesday.. of each month at the HCOA Conference Room, 115 West Landry St.. ; Facilitator: Andrea Vidrine, LCSW.. The Caregiver Support Group is a  ...   (337) 896-1553.. Financial Assistance Available to Attend Conferences and Trainings:.. If you are a parent of a person with a developmental disability or are a self advocate and need assistance paying for the cost of a conference, workshop or training seminar, Families Helping Families of Acadiana may be able to help.. Through its contract with the LA Developmental Disabilities Council, Families Helping Families may be able to provide for stipends which can be used to pay for registration fees, travel, respite or child care, PCA services or other costs related to attending an event.. If you would like to apply for a stipend, call FHF of Acadiana at (337) 984-3458 or (800) 378-9865.. Providers Accepting Medicare Insurance:.. To find a provider that accepts Medicare in your area, go to.. lamedicare.. Choose Beneficiary Information from the left-hand rail.. Then choose Medpard Database from the left-hand rail.. You will then be able to choose the parish and specialty to find doctors in your area.. Physicians listed are registered physicians only; this does not necessarily mean that a registered physician is accepting new patients (call the physician listed to find out if he/she is accepting new patients).. If you do not have access to the internet, you can also call 1-800-MEDICARE to obtain the information.. All physician information is subject to change and individuals are urged to call the doctors listed for the most updated information.. Sheriff Debuts Safety Service - Tipsy Taxi:.. T.. he Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Program, Tipsy Taxi, is designed to prevent.. intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel and to promote partnerships between local law enforcement agencies, vendors, bartenders, restaurant employees and community members in providing free cab rides for patrons.. Employees working around alcohol will receive specialized training on the Tipsy Taxi program.. Utilizing this initiative, restaurant employees and bartender will be able to give vouchers to patrons they feel are too impaired to drive.. The rides are confidential and available 24 hours per day, year round.. Drivers' Education:.. 1st Choice Driving School is offering Driver's Ed for $45 (to start).. Call 237-9345 or 1-866-937-4830 for more information.. Names of Incarcerated Individuals:.. may now be seen on the internet at.. lafayettesheriff.. Users can access the inmate portion by clicking on the Daily Arrest Report found on bottom left-hand side of the page.. Expect a delay as the feature is slow to upload.. Iberia Humane Society.. The Iberia Humane Society is.. asking for donations of supplies to help with their large cat population.. The shelter reports an active kitten season and has more than 100 felines in its facility.. Cat litter and kitten and canned food are needed.. Donations can be brought to 1314 Troy Rd.. , New Iberia from 2:30-4pm, Monday-Saturday and 8:30am to noon on Sunday.. For more information call 365-1923.. Free Family Assistance Hotline For Families of Soldiers on Active Duty:.. The US Army Community and Family Support Center has started a free family assistance hotline, (800) 833-6622.. The special phone line is for use by family members of soldiers on active duty, as well as those in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves.. VOI.. CE.. Voices of Innocent Citizens Empowered, a victims support group, will meet at 6 p.. the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Iberia Parish Library on Main St.. in New Iberia.. Victims of any kind of crime are welcomed.. For more information, call Catalene B.. Theriot, (337) 369-4431.. Free Self-Defense Classes:.. On Tuesday's Thursday's.. (three times per year), 6 p.. at 111 S.. St.. Antoine St.. , sponsored by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.. Call Craig Stansbury, Public Information Officer at (337) 236-5876 to register or to request an instructor to come to your place of business or organization.. City-Parish President's Committee For Citizens with.. Disabilities:.. A phone number, (337) 291-8308, and e-mail address,.. disability@lafayettegov.. net.. , have been set up so residents can contribute ideas, complaints, questions and concerns to the City-Parish President's Committed for citizens with Disabilities.. Free HIV Testing:.. Acadiana C.. A.. R.. will sponsor free and anonymous HIV tests from noon to 3 p.. on.. Tuesdays.. , 6:30 p.. -8 p.. on Wednesdays, and from 6:30 p.. on the first Saturday of each month at 203 W.. Third St.. For mo.. re information call (337) 233-2437 or 1-800-354-2437.. Cancer Survivors Support Group:.. LGMC Cancer Survivors of Acadiana offer a free monthly educational/psychosocial support group from 1 p.. -2 p.. ,.. Wednesdays.. The groups will meet in the LGMC Radiation Oncology Department in the professional office building behind the hospital, 155 Hospital Dr.. For info.. call (337) 289-8068.. Cell Phones for the Elderly or Abused Wom.. en:.. Anyone wishing to donate cell phones, for the elderly and abused women, may do so at the Faith House, Fire Dept.. , Police Dept.. , or Sheriff's Dept.. These phones will be programmed to dial 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.. Last Updated - 06 Mar 2013 03:37:11 PM..

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    Descriptive info: Employment Opportunities.. What is Information and Referral?.. One of the greatest barriers to people accessing services is their lack of information about what services exist.. Most of the calls to 232-HELP/211 come from people who do not know what services they need.. They have a problem and want to know who can help them.. The Information and Referral (I R) Specialist's job is to assess the situation and determine the most appropriate service available given the caller's problem, transportation, financial means, etc.. More often than not, related problems surface and additional referrals are made.. In many cases they save the caller a tremendous amount of time by being able to tell them what types of information an agency requires to be eligible for services (e.. g.. , birth certificate, social security number etc.. If you are interested in a career with a company that cares for its clients and its employees, we invite you to consider 232-HELP/211.. 232-HELP/211 is a private non-profit organization that connects people with services in a ten-parish area.. Several of the programs at 232-HELP/211 have served the Acadiana area for over 40 years.. Please visit our website:.. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.. Position Title:.. Information and Referral Specialist.. REPORTS TO:.. Executive Director and Assistant Administrator.. PURPOSE:.. This position provides facilitative communication (active.. listening skills), crisis intervention, and information and referral services on health and human service programs to inquirers; linking them to appropriate resources, and advocating on the inquirer s behalf when necessary.. The Information Referral Specialist is responsible for providing confidential, appropriate, unbiased health and social service information, referral and advocacy to the general public by telephone; performing preliminary screening for eligibility for public and community services; assisting callers with access issues; and tracking gaps in services.. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:.. A.. The Information and Referral Specialist component seeks to identify clients needs and link clients with available resources in the community:.. Excellent communication skills, including ability to respond to callers with patience, objectivity and a nonjudgmental attitude.. Answer incoming phone calls to provide information and referral service activities including intake, assessment and referral.. Provide advocacy for inquirers when needed by interacting with clients and agencies in resolving problems and  ...   skills.. Must be willing and able to meet AIRS certification standards.. -----------------------------------.. POSITION TITLE:.. Disaster Information and Referral Volunteer Specialist.. Executive Director and 2-1-1 Manager.. PURPOSE:.. The Information and Referral Volunteer Specialist responds to emergency/disaster- related calls, provides information to persons seeking help, and conducts follow-up calls.. The Information Referral Volunteer Specialist is responsible for providing confidential, appropriate, unbiased health, social service and emergency/disaster information, referral and advocacy to the general public by telephone; performing preliminary screening for eligibility for emergency/disaster-related public and community services; assisting callers with access issues; and tracking gaps in services.. Answers incoming calls at the I R center.. Assesses the caller s need (s) and makes appropriate community referrals.. Responsible for documenting demographics, caller needs and referrals provided.. Adheres to all operational standards of the I R Center.. Attends resource-sharing meetings, as assigned.. If appropriate, makes follow-up calls to determine whether caller s needs were met.. Seeks out and researches information on community resources, if assigned the task.. Performs other related duties as assigned by management.. Knowledge of and skill in using computer software, including Microsoft Office programs and database programs.. Skilled in operating various office equipment, particularly a personal computer, calculator, facsimile, copy machine, digital camera, document shredder, and typewriter.. Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously (multitask.. Ability to communicate with callers, co-workers, and management staff in a courteous and professional manner.. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.. Ability to maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality in accordance with 232-HELP / Louisiana 211 policy and procedures.. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team.. Must be flexible in a constantly changing environment.. High initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision.. Positive attitude essential.. LENGTH OF SERVICE:.. Up to two weeks.. TIME COMMITMENT:.. Eight to twelve hour shifts.. BENEFITS:.. On-site training and meals/beverages are provided.. ------------------------------------.. TO APPLY:.. Send resume and cover letter to:.. Post Office Box 52763.. 232-HELP/211 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with 24 hour on-call services (staff rotation) for emergencies.. Physical Location:.. 1005 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, Louisiana.. General Email:.. help@232-help..

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