Overview of Lafayette Catholic Service Centers, Inc.

Lafayette Catholic Service Centers, Inc. established in 1973, is the parent organization for eight diocesan sponsored programs providing vital services to the poor and homeless of Acadiana. These programs include St. Joseph Diner, St. Joseph Shelter for Men, Msgr. Sigur Service Center, Msgr. Sigur Thrift Store, New Life Thrift Store, Bishop O'Donnell Transitional Housing, New Life Center and New Life Child Care Center.

LCSC's mission is to provide human services, which reflect Gospel values and the Church's commitment to preserve, enhance and support human life, with a special concern for the poor, hungry and the homeless of Acadiana.

Administrative Office 405 St. John Street Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 235-4972 www.catholicservice.org

Lafayette Catholic Service Centers Programs:

St. Joseph Diner
403 West Simcoe Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 232-8434
St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 200 breakfast and lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the homebound and provides bread and assorted goods to the elderly on a daily basis. During the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, food baskets are distributed to low income households.

St. Joseph Shelter for Men
425 St. John Street Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-6816
St. Joseph Shelter for Men provides emergency and transitional housing for up to 46 homeless men per night. Residents participate in case management where they are assisted with obtaining employment, applying for mainstream benefits and obtaining permanent housing. Residents are provided with hot meals, transportation, laundry facilities, hygiene products and clothing. AA/NA support groups are held in the evenings at the shelter for those residents with chemical dependencies.

Msgr. Sigur Service Center
401 St. John Street Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-7788
The Msgr. Sigur Service Center offers emergency aid to individuals experiencing crisis by paying rent, utilities and medical expenses (prescriptions, eyeglasses, etc.) The Center also administers seasonal programs such as Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids and Adopt a Family.

Msgr. Sigur Thrift Store
427 St. John Street Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 232-1166

New Life Center Thrift Store
1144 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 (337) 942-4074

The Msgr. Sigur and New Life Thrift Stores provide clothing, toys, furniture and household items to the local community at minimal cost or free through our voucher system.

Bishop O'Donnell Transitional Housing
401 St. John Street Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 233-7788

Bishop O'Donnell Transitional Housing provides temporary housing and supportive services for up to eight homeless families, mothers with children, at any given point in time. A furnished apartment is available for each family for a period of two years while they work towards self-sufficiency.

New Life Center
411 East Landry Opelousas, LA 70570 (337) 948-3161

The New Life Center, located in Opelousas, provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and supportive services for up to 37 homeless women and 31 children per night. All residents participate in case management where they are assisted with applying for mainstream benefits, entering school, obtaining employment and permanent housing. Residents also attend life skills sessions, job counseling and are referred to outside agencies for additional counseling. A chemical dependency program is also available for those women recovering from alcohol and/or drug addictions. All residents are provided with three meals a day, transportation, prescription assistance, clothing, diapers and toiletries.

New Life Center Child Care
This program provides child care services for residents of the New Life Center with children under 4 years of age. This allows the residents to attend school or work while their children are appropriately supervised and are engaged in educational activities.

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