Social Services

LA Department of Social Services
Provides social services such as access to SNAP, WIC, job placement, home ownership, disabilities, addiction, and health services
Main Phone: (225) 342-0286
Main Fax: (225) 342-8636
Jefferson Parish locations:

800 West Commerce Road – Suite 300
Harahan, La. 70123-0000
(504) 736-7001
Fax – (504) 736-7019

Harvey State Office Building
2150 Westbank Expressway, Suite 601
Harvey, La. 70058
(504) 361-6161
Fax – (504) 361-6105

Supplemental location:
St. Anthony Catholic Church
2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps)
Registration sites for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to assist individuals and Families.
Main phone for Jefferson Parish residents: 504-361-6111
Jefferson Parish location:
Grand Isle Community Center
3811 Hwy 1
Grand Isle, LA

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.
Jefferson Parish location:
St. Anthony Catholic Church
2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, 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
Jefferson Parish location:
3811 LA Hwy 1
Grand Isle, LA

Small Business Assistance

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
Jefferson Parish Business Recovery Centers:
Grand Isle Community Center
3811 Highway 1.
Grand Isle, LA

Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Provides business counseling services for small businesses.
504-831-3730 or 504-392-2454
Jefferson Parish location:
UNO Jefferson Center
3330 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 447
Metairie, LA

Economic Development and Government Offices

Jefferson Parish Government
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)
3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 300
Metairie, LA 70002

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
3421 N. Causeway Blvd., St. 203
Metairie, LA 70002

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
3315 Maine Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065

Legal Assistance

[Please see other parishes for this resource.]

Job Transition Resources

Louisiana Workforce Commission
Business & Career Solutions Centers
Jefferson Parish locations:

West Jefferson Career Solutions Center
1900 Lafayette St.
Gretna, LA

East Jefferson Business & Career Solutions Center
1801 Airline Dr, Suite A
Metairie, LA

Delgado Community College offers a variety of inexpensive, flexible classes.
Jefferson Parish locations (Technical Division sites):

Delgado – Jefferson
5200 Blair Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
P: (504) 671-6700
F: (504) 736-7120

Delgado – West Jefferson
475 Manhattan Boulevard
Harvey, LA 70058
P: (504) 671-6800
F: (504) 361-6465

ESL Classes

Catholic Charities Hispanic Apostolate
ESL Information in English and Español
There is a $70 requested donation for English classes and $10 for citizenship classes.
Main phone: 504-722-5692
Jefferson Parish class sites:

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Marrero
455 Ames Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072-1599

Atonement Lutheran in Metairie
6500 Riverside Dr
Metairie, LA 70003-3209