Social Services

LA Department of Social Services
Provides social services such as access to SNAP, WIC, job placement, homeownership, disabilities, addiction, and health services
Main Phone: (225) 342-0286
Fax: (225) 342-8636
(This parish is served by the Jefferson Parish – West office.)
Harvey State Office Building
2150 Westbank Expressway, Suite 601
Harvey, La. 70058
(504) 361-6161
Fax – (504) 361-6105
Plaquemines Parish supplemental locations:

St. Patrick Catholic Church (9:00am – 2:00pm)
28698 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA

St. Thomas Catholic Church (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
17605 Highway 15
Pointe a la Hache, LA

WIC Program
Certification and Pick up services for items such as milk, beans, eggs, rice, vegetables, and fruit.
Main Phone: 504-247-0592
Plaquemines Parish locations:

Port Sulphur Clinic (First Friday of every month)
26853 Hwy 23

Belle Chasse (Tuesday’s and Thursday’s: Certification)
Health Unit on Main St.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps)
Registration sites for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to assist individuals and Families.
Main phone for Plaquemines Parish residents: 504-361-6111
Open 9:00am – 2:00pm
Plaquemines Parish locations:

St. Patrick Catholic Church (Mobile Unit)
28698 Hwy 15
Port Sulphur, LA

Council District 1 Office
15535 Hwy 15
Port a la Hache, LA

Venice Boat Harbor
41093 Hwy 23
Boothville, LA

Community Action Agency
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency is a public agency established by council resolution in October 1982. The Plaquemines Parish Commission Council designated itself to serve as the official provider of services to the low income, economically disadvantaged elderly and disabled residents of Plaquemines Parish. The targeted group has been provided with services such as: USDA Commodities, Energy Assistance, Emergency Food & Shelter Programs Utility, Rent & Mortgage Assistance, Emergency Assistance to Fire Victims, Public Transportation, and Emergency Food Boxes.
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Mon-Fri
Phone (504) 297-5404
Fax (504) 394-2380
Othella Hughes – Community Action Superintendent
479 F. Edward Herbert Boulevard
(P.O. Box 399)
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Louisiana also provides comprehensive assistance. Food, crisis counseling, case management, employment assistance, and registration for food stamps & Medicaid.
For Catholic Charities services, please call the Care Line at (866) 891-2210.
Plaquemines Parish locations:

St. Patrick Catholic Church (9 am – 2 pm)
28698 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA

St. Thomas Catholic Church (9 am – 2pm)
17605 Highway 15
Pointe a la Hache, LA

GCCF Claims

Gulf Coast Claims Facilities
The claims process has been taken over by Ken Feinberg. Going forward, you must complete a new claim form, but if you have already submitted documentation, you do not need to re-submit. Please have your BP Claims, claim id # ready when completing the form.
Call: 800-440-0858 (24hrs / 7 days a week)
Locations: All Claims Centers are open from 8:00am – 7:00pm
Plaquemines Parish locations:

2766 Belle Chasse Hwy.
Belle Chasse, LA

1553 Highway 15
Point a la Hache, LA

Technical assistance is available for claimants at:
Seedco Financial Services (SFS)
Contact: Myla Reese Poree
Phone: (504) 392-2454
Plaquemines Parish location: Fisheries Assistance Center
212 Avenue G
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Small Business Assistance

Seedco Financial Services
Provides financing and business assistance for small businesses. Also provides Technical Assistance for filing Oil Spill Claims.
Plaquemines Parish location:
Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center
212 Avenue G.
Belle Chasse, LA

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non-profit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. Deadline to apply for SBA Disaster Loans is February 7, 2011.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Plaquemines Parish Business Recovery Centers:

Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center
212 Avenue G.
Belle Chasse, LA

St. Patrick’s Church Family Life Center
28698 Hwy 23.
Port Sulphur, LA

Economic Development and Government Offices

Plaquemines Parish Government: Economic Development & Tourism
104 New Orleans Avenue
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Office: 504-394-0018
Fax: 504-394-0052

Plaquemines Parish Government
106 Avenue G
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry
Bobby Thomas
P.O Box 908
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Legal Assistance

[Please see other parishes for this resource.]

Job Transition Resources

Louisiana Workforce Commission
Business & Career Solutions Centers
Plaquemines Career Solutions Center
1112 Engineers Road, Room 19
Belle Chasse, LA

ESL Classes

[Please see other parishes for this resource.]