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
St. Bernard Parish:
St. Bernard Comm. Center
1519 E. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA
Phone 1: (504) 281-2627
Phone 2: (504) 736-7001.
Fax: (504) 361-6105

Supplemental location:
St. Bernard Catholic Church
2805 Bayou Rd.
St. Bernard, LA

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps)
Registration sites for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to assist individuals and Families. Open 8:00am – 5:00pm.
St. Bernard Parish Residents: 504-599-1700
St. Bernard Parish locations:

St. Bernard Community Center
1107 LeBeau St.
Arabi, LA

First Baptist Church
305 East St. Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA

Louisiana Workforce Commission
8201 West Judge Perez, 2nd Floor
Chalmette, LA

Ducros Library and Museum (Mobile Unit)
1345-1347 Bayou Rd

St. Bernard Village, 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.
St. Bernard Parish location:
St. Bernard Catholic Church (9 am – 2 pm)
2805 Bayou Rd.
St. Bernard, 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
St. Bernard location:
1345 Old Bayou
Chalmette, 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
St. Bernard Parish Business Recovery Centers:

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co
1801 E. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA

7901 Hopedale Highway.
Hopedale, LA (Near the Breton Sound Dock and Marina)

Los Islenos Museum
1345 Bayou Rd.
St. Bernard, LA

Economic Development and Government Offices

St. Bernard Parish Government
8201 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce
Amy Ybarzabal
Executive Director

St. Bernard Economic Development Commission
Rebecca S. Martin, Executive Director
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
100 Port Blvd., Suite 10 / 2nd Floor (SB Port Authority Bldg)
Chalmette, Louisiana 70043
Office:  504-277-4009
Cell:  504-952-2233
Fax:  504-277-4065

Legal Assistance

The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC)
Free consumer assistance hotline for victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Services are available Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Assistance also is available to Spanish-speaking callers. The intake specialists will provide general information about the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, in addition to fielding regular calls on various civil legal issues.
Phone: 504-355-0970 or 800-310-7029
8324 Parc Place
Chalmette, LA 70043

Job Transition Resources

Louisiana Workforce Commission
Business & Career Solutions Centers
St. Bernard location:
St. Bernard Career Solutions Center
8201 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA

ESL Classes

[Please see other parishes for this resource.]