COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR PREGNANCY OR PARENTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

It takes two to make a baby, but it takes many more people and agencies to make that baby’s life happy and successful. There are helpful organizations in the community that may help you make a more successful parenting plan.

Pregnancy Support & Options

  • A Woman’s Choice Pregnancy Center
    Phone: (985) 872-4994

  • Catholic Charities
    Phone: 985-876-0490
    Adoptions

  • Compassionate Friends
    Phone: 1-877-969-0010
    Infant loss

  • Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center
    Website: crossroadsprc.org
    Phone: (985) 446-5004 or 1-866-446-5004
    Address: 105 St. Louis St. Thibodaux.
    Provides caring services to pregnant women in crisis by offering education, guidance, and spiritual support especially to those considering abortion or other alternatives.

  • Department of Social Services Louisiana (Adoption/Foster care)
    Lafourche: 985-449-5055
    St. Mary: 337-828-5278
    Terrebonne: 985-857-3630

  • Nurse Family Partnership
    Phone: 857-3601
    A skilled nurse provides regular educational services in the home for first time moms less than 28 weeks pregnant.

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
    Website: www.nationalshare.org
    Phone: 1-800-821-6819
    Offers support for parents that have lost a child due to miscarriage or stillbirth.

  • Right to Life Crisis Pregnancy Helpline
    Phone: (985) 851-2229
    Offers telephone counseling for mothers who are scared of their pregnancy and provide resources to them to get the assistance they need.

Children & Families

  • P.A.C.T Place Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center
    Address: 710 Church Street, Lockport, LA
    Phone: (985) 532-4390, (985) 449-4477
    Fax:(985) 532-4392
    Supervised Visits and Monitored Exchanges.

  • Washington Action Line
    Address: 120 Hialeah Avenue, Houma, LA 70363
    Phone: (985) 876-0931 Fax: (985) 876-9978
    Provides education and social skills to those who are in need of improving their quality of life. Mentoring Program for Young Men, Annual Christmas Toy Give-away

  • Youth Service Division
    Address: 1077 Hwy. 3185, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    Phone: (985) 447-0902, (985) 381-2048
    Encourages a healthy and drug-free lifestyle for youth within the community by allowing participation in both educational and entertaining activities. Develops responsible citizens using volunteer resources of a civilian and military partnership

  • Bayouland Families Helping Families
    Phone: 985-447-4461

  • Early Childhood Supports and Services
    Address: 6907 Alma St, Houma
    Phone: 985-876-8882
    A group of parents, advocates, interested community members, and agencies that provide services to children ages birth through five and their families. This group meets bi-monthly to discuss children and their families who are referred for service coordination.

  • West Houma Gym
    Address: 900 Williams Ave., Houma, LA 70360
    Phone: (985) 873-5818
    Arranges activities for boys and girls ages 7-15 with programs such as character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness and recreation, tutoring, computer and internet, field trips, and alcohol and drug prevention.

  • Circle of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel)
    Address: 1226 President St., Thibodaux, LA 70301
    Phone: (985) 449-1202
    Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 3:00
    Provides after-school tutoring for school-aged children, Positive Action and All Stars Program for drug, alcohol and sexual behavior prevention.

  • Hope Extreme, Inc.
    Address: 8910 Main Street, Houma, LA
    Phone: (985) 873-3145
    Fax: (985) 873-3145
    Bringing radical change to the lives of East Houma’s urban youth. Provides Wednesday Night Youth Service, Sunday Children’s Services, After School Tutoring Program, and Summer Tutoring

  • Mount Zion Baptist
    Address: 1117 President St., Thibodaux, LA 70301
    Phone: (985) 447-3580
    Offers after school tutoring sessions, basic skill lessons for grades K-12, and remediation for LEAP and IOWA tests

  • Nicholls State University
    Tutoring in Reading
    Phone: 985-448-4339
    Individual tutoring for pre-k up to college age.

  • Terrebonne Parish School Board Operation M.O.V.E.
    Address: 301 Academy St., Houma
    Phone: 985-851-1553
    Provides academic enrichment and homework services as well as recreational activities for Terrebonne Parish schools.

  • Department of Child and Family Service (DCFS)
    Phone: 985-857-3630 Houma
    Phone: 985-447-0945 Lafourche Parish
    Phone: 337-828-5278 St. Mary Parish.

  • Louis Infant Crisis Center
    Address: 3515 Bayou Black Drive Houma, La 70360
    Phone: 985-872-4984
    Provides counseling to parents, and is also a licensed childcare center working with Louisiana State Protective Services and Child Placement Agency. Also works with parents toward meeting the needs of children and families in a crisis situation or those in imminent danger of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Also offers respite care for parents of children with disabilities.

  • Terrebonne Children’s Advocacy Center
    Phone: 985-872-5437
    Offers mental health counseling for victims of child abuse and their families.

  • Options for Youth
    Phone: 985-853-8550
    For children ages 11-15 to help them learn about healthy choices and behaviors in life.

  • Beautiful Zion Church Mentoring Program
    Phone: 985-876-0931
    Mentoring and tutoring program for children and adolescents.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Houma/Terrebonne
    Phone: 985-873-5818
    For youth ages, 7 – 18, looking for a safe environment in which to develop character and leadership skills.

  • Recreation Departments
    Lafourche: 985-446-7235
    St. Mary: 985-631-2032
    Terrebonne: 985-873-6584

  • United Methodist Youth Group
    Phone: 985-868-7787
    This program is open to youth of all denominations.

  • Terrebonne Parish Special Olympics
    Phone: 985-873-6584
    Year round sports training for mentally challenged individuals ages 8 and above.

  • Youth Build Terrebonne
    Phone: 985- 873-6891
    Counseling, education, leadership development, construction training, job placement, and follow up for high school dropouts ages 16 - 24.

  • Youth Spirit Share Group
    St. Hilary
    Phone: 985-537-6002
    All youth are invited to share music, prayer, scripture, conversation and art as they discover the spirit of faith.

Car Seats

  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
    Contact: Linda Savoie
    Phone: 985-447-0916, ext 348

  • Louisiana State Police Troop C
    Phone: 985-857-3680

  • Your car insurance agency may offer a very low cost bran new car seat.

  • Safety Information
    Website: www.carseat.org
    Want to know if the car seat in your car is properly installed? Contact the Louisiana State Police Office for an appointment to get your car checked.
    Phone: 985-857-3680 or 1-800-659-5907

Child Abuse

  • Biker’s Against Child Abuse
    Website: www.bacausa.com
    Phone: 985-226-6106
    Making the child feel safe in their environment after abuse has been documented.

  • CASA of Lafourche
    Phone: 985-446-6600

  • CASA of St. Mary
    Phone: 337-828-0717

  • CASA of Terrebonne
    Phone: 985-876-0250
    Volunteers that assist children in the courtroom when they have issues of abuse or neglect.

Clothing

  • Goodwill Store of Houma
    Phone: (985)-223-0738

  • Sacred Heart Thift Store
    Phone: (985) 385-4749

  • Salvation Army Houma
    Phone: (985) 876-2058

  • Salvation Army of Morgan City
    Phone: (985) 702-0444

  • Salvation Army River Parishes
    Phone:(225)-562-2354

  • Salvation Army of Thibodaux
    Phone: (985) 447-2520

  • St Vincent De Paul Assumption
    Phone: (985) 526-4247

  • St. Vincent De Paul Houma
    Phone: (985) 872-9373

  • St. Vincent De Paul of Lutcher
    Phone: (225)-869-4700

Food & Nutrition

  • WIC Clinics *See Health Units

  • Angel Food Ministries, Houma
    Phone: 985-868-3091

  • Angel Food Ministries, Schriever
    Phone: 985-447-3990

  • Food for Families
    Phone: 1-800-522-3333

  • Good Samaritan Food Bank, Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-447-9776

  • Good Samaritan Food Bank/Thrift, Raceland
    Phone: 985-537-7706

  • Terrebonne Food Bank, Houma
    Phone: 985-851-5523

Health Units

  • Assumption Parish Health Unit, Napoleonville
    Phone: 985-369-6031

  • Lafourche Parish Health Unit, Galliano
    Phone: 985-632-5567

  • Lafourche Parish Health Unit, Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-447-0921

  • St. Charles Community Health Center, Luling
    Phone: 985-785-5800

  • St. Mary Parish Health Unit, Morgan City
    Phone: 985-380-2441

  • St. John Parish Health Unit, Reserve
    Phone: 985-536-2172

  • St. James Parish Health Unit, Lutcher
    Phone: 225-869-3005

  • Terrebonne Parish Health Unit, Houma
    Phone: 985-857-3601

Housing Programs Based on Income

  • Bayou Bend Apartments
    Address: 109 Charlotte St., Gray, LA 70359
    Phone: (985) 876-4876

  • Berwick Housing Authority
    Address: 2751 5th St., Berwick, LA 70342
    Phone: (985) 385-1546

  • Cedar Grove
    Phone: (985) 872-3523

  • City of Thibodaux Section 8 Housing
    Phone: (985) 446-7217

  • Emergency Housing
    Phone: (985) 876-4758

  • Elizabeth Square
    Phone: 985-537-7070

  • Franklin Hope Haven, Inc.
    Address: 510 4th St., Franklin, LA 70538
    Phone: (337) 828-4028

  • Green Oaks Apartments
    Phone: 985-447-5422

  • Habitat for Humanity
    Phone: 985-447-6999
    Website: www.bayouhabitat.org

  • Houma Housing Authority
    Phone: 985-876-4755

  • Housing Authority of Morgan City
    Phone: 985-384-5118

  • Housing Authority of Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-447-2904

  • Lafourche Housing Authority and Section 8 office
    Phone: 985-537-5289

  • Lafourche Community Housing and Economic Developmental Organization
    Phone: (985) 449-0280

  • Le Bayou Chateau
    Phone: 985-872-0471

  • Section 8 Housing:
    City of Thibodaux Section 8: 985-446-7217
    Lafourche: 985-537-5289
    St. Mary: 985-384-0709
    Terrebonne: 985-873-6799
    Sweetwater Estates: 985-447-4275
    Waverly Apartments: 985-446-2705
    Willow Wood Manor: 985-447-8710

  • START CORPORATION Village Apartments
    Address: 186 James Aitkens St., Houma, LA 70360
    Phone: (985) 857-9553
    Website: www.startcorp.org
    A HUD 811 organization that provides housing and services to low-income families and families of mentally challenged.

Mental Health Agencies

  • 24 Hour Emergency Crisis Line
    Phone: 1-800-535-3694

  • Assumption Parish Mental Health
    Address: P.O. Box 487 2632 Hwy 1 Labadieville
    Phone: 985-526-1699

  • Bayou Oaks Mental Health Services
    Address: 824 Ridgefield Rd. Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-446-4114
    Takes Medicaid. Ages 5 and up

  • Behavioral Health Center Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
    Phone: 985-493-4437

  • BYNET-LA Organization
    Address: 1111 Weber Street Franklin, LA
    Phone: (337)-828-5638 or 1-866-920-CARE

  • Chabert Medical Center
    Phone: 985-873-5189 or 985-873-2200
    Fax: 873-1756

  • Compass Psychiatric Specialties
    Address: 6472 West Main St Houma
    Phone: (225)-336-8940

  • Lafourche Mental Health
    Address: 157 Twin Oak Drive Raceland
    Phone: 985-537-6823

  • Magnolia Family Services
    Address: 106 Hickory St. Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-449-4055
    Ages 6-18yrs

  • NSU Counseling Center
    Address: 906 East 1st St. Thibodaux, La. 70301
    Phone: 985-448-4362

  • Options for Youth
    Phone: 985-853-8550

  • South Lafourche Mental Health
    Address: 127 East 123rd Street Galliano
    Phone: 985-632-2175

  • St. Anne General Hospital & Behavioral Unit

    Phone: 1-800-793-0361 or 985-532-8292

  • St. Mary Mental Health

    Address: 500 Roderick Street, Suite B. Morgan City
    Phone: 985-380-2460

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
    Phone: 1-800-273-8255

  • Teche Action Clinic (Franklin)
    Phone: 1-337-828-2551

  • Teche Action Clinic (Houma)
    Address 1: 809 West Tunnel Blvd. Houma, La 70360
    Phone 1: 985-851-1717
    Address 2:189 Mozart Dr. Houma, La 70360 (Dulac)
    Phone 2: 985-868-3700

  • Terrebonne Mental Health
    Address: 5599 Hwy 311 Houma
    Phone: 985-857-3615 or 985-446-3754

Domestic Violence

  • Battered Woman’s Hotline
    Phone: 1-800-541-9706
    Can Provide counseling and referrals to shelters if needed.

  • Chez Hope
    Thibodaux: 985-449-1301
    Franklin: 337-828-4200
    They offer legal advocacy in the way of temporary restraining orders and court escorts, legal accompaniment, community education, parenting classes, counseling and shelter.

  • Haven’s Domestic Violence Crisis Line
    Phone: 1-888-411-1333 or 1-800-915-0045
    They offer legal advocacy in the way of temporary restraining orders and court escorts, legal accompaniment, community education, parenting classes, counseling and shelter.

  • Haven’s Sexual Assault Hotline
    Phone: 1-800-777-8868

  • Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office Police Social Services
    Phone: 985-449-4477

Medicaid

  • Assumption Parish Medicaid
    Phone: 449-5021

  • Lafourche Parish Medicaid
    Phone: 449-5021

  • Terrebonne Parish Medicaid
    Phone: 873-2030

  • St. Mary Parish Medicaid
    Phone: 873-2030

  • River Parishes Medicaid
    Phone: 651-4809

  • Apply online at https://bhsfweb.dhh.louisiana.gov/OnlineServices

Sherriff's Offices

  • Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office
    Address: 112 Franklin St., Napoleonville, LA 70390
    Main Office: (985) 369-7281
    Dispatch: (985) 369-2912

  • Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Offices
    Address: 200 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, LA 70301
    Thibodaux: (985) 446-2255
    Galliano: (985) 789-2255
    Lockport: (985) 532-2255
    Bayou Blue: (985) 868-2255
    Website: www.lpso.net

  • St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
    Address: 5800 Louisiana Hwy. 44, Convent, LA 70723
    Phone: (225) 562-2220
    Fax: (225) 526-2225
    Website: www.stjamessheriff.com

  • St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
    Address: 500 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538
    Phone: (985) 384-1622

  • Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office
    Address: 7856 Main St., Ste. 121, Houma, La 70360
    Phone: (985) 876-2500
    Fax: (985) 857-0274

Transportation

  • Acadian Ambulance
    Phone: 800-259-1111 or (985) 876-8704

  • Audubon Medical Transportation
    Phone: 985-447-5885

  • Council on Aging
    Lafourche Parish: 985-537-3446
    Terrebonne Parish: 985-868-7701
    St. Mary Parish: 337-828-4100 ext#327

  • Medicaid Transportation
    Phone: 1-800-259-1944

  • Tommy’s Cab
    Phone: 985-876-1200

  • A to B Regional Taxi Service (Thibodaux)
    Phone: 985-447-8888

  • Good Earth Transit System
    Address: 1 McCord Rd., Houma, LA 70363
    Lafourche: (985) 447-5001
    Terrebone: (985) 850-4616
    Website: www.tpcg.org/transit
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 5:30 – 7:30
    Operates a public transit system in Houma and Thibodaux near Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Thibodaux Civic Center and Nicholls State University. Children under 4 ride free and individuals with Medicare cards receive half price fares. $1 paid when you board.

Utilities

  • Church
    Client needs to call the church that is nearest where he/she lives to be screened for possible assistance.

  • Entergy Emergency Deferred Billing Program
    Phone: (800) 368-3749
    Website: www.entergy-louisiana.com
    Assists pre-enrolled customers during declared energy emergency periods. Enrollment may take place at anytime and, if pre-enrolled, pays part of the bill over a period of 12 months.

  • Assumption Parish Police Jury
    Phone: (985) 369-2026

  • Lafourche Parish Council/Office of Community Services
    Phone: (985) 537-7603

  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
    Phone: (985) 873-6817

  • St. Mary Community Action
    Phone: (337) 828-5703

  • Lafourche Community Action
    Phone: 985-537-7603
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

  • Salvation Army
    Phone: 985-872-2436
    They take applications once a month for utility assistance.

  • St. Mary Outreach
    Address: 608 1st Street Ste 102 Morgan City, La
    Phone: 985-385-0525
    Emergency center for food, hygiene, rent, utilities, shelter, car seats, meds, clothes, diapers, formula, medical, and dental. Must live in St. Mary Parish to qualify for assistance with utilities.

  • South Coast Gas Dollar Help Program
    Raceland: 985-537-5281
    Thibodaux: 985-446-1384
    Golden Meadow: 985-475-5771

  • South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association
    Address: 2028 Coteau Rd., Houma, LA 70364
    Houma: (985) 876-6880
    Amelia: (985) 631-3605
    Toll-Free: (800) 256-8826
    Unemployed or elderly who are referred by Terrebonne Council on Aging may get utility assistance.

  • St. Mary Parish Outreach
    Phone: (985) 385-0525
    Emergency Center for food, hygiene, rent, utilities, shelter, car seats, medicine, clothes, diapers, formula, emergency medical and dental care

  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Housing and Human Resources
    Phone: 985-873-6817
    Fax: (985) 873-6434
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.