Volunteers of America / Southwest LA Office

Address

2121 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70606

(337) 497-0034

www.voagbr.org

Date of Official Change:

January 2, 2016

AKA:

VOA

Description:

Volunteers of America helps the most vulnerable and under-served people achieve their full potential. We provide services that are designed locally to address specific community needs. Our common areas of focus include promoting self-sufficiency for the homeless and for others overcoming personal crises, caring for the elderly and disabled and fostering their independence, and supporting positive development for troubled and at risk children and youth. We look at the whole person and address both urgent and ongoing needs, with the goal of helping people become as self-reliant as possible.

Adoptions: Opportunities for families to adopt newborn infants. Licensed agency home studies for domestic or international adoptions with flexible scheduling.

Adult Housing: Provides individual supports and services for adults with mental illness within their own homes throughout SWLA or in agency leased apartments in Lake Charles to assist with and teach basic skills and move them into independent living.

Comprehensive Mental Health Recovery & Education Services: Provides day programs, case management, and crisis housing for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate deterioration in daily living skills and social functioning due to a mental illness. Also provides individual services in the community.CMHRES for children provides Inter-agency Service Coordination to assist families in staying together.

Crisis Supported Housing: Transitional housing within an apartment complex that provides supportive services to homeless adults who have a mental illness.

Housing (HUD subsidized apartments): Elton Place in Elton, a subsidized housing complex for low-income elderly people, age 62 and over who are still capable of independent living. Lake Villa Apartments in Lake Charles and Oberlin Manor Apartments in Oberlin, a subsidized apartment complex for low-income adults with a mental illness capable of independent living.

Journey's Rest: 24 Hour observation and support that assists adults in crisis until stabilized with other supports.

Parenting Education Classes: Common Sense Parenting Curriculum with free classes to families with a child or adult receiving services through OBH or some private agencies. Sliding scale fee for others. Childcare available and refreshments provided. Call to RSVP.

Permanent Supportive Housing: Housing with case management assistance for a household in need of housing who has a member with a disability, earns less than 30% AMI and is in need of supportive services.

Pregnancy Services - Volunteers of America: Free counseling by phone or appointment.

Shelter Plus Care Program - In conjunction with the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department and
VOA this program was created. The purpose of this program is designed to provide permanent
housing in connection with supportive services to homeless people with disabilities. If someone
is HOMELESS WITH DISABILITIES, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems
with alcohol and/or drugs, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or related
diseases) and have MEDICAID you may be eligible.

Hours:

Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Intake Process:

Call for more information

Program Fees:

Call about program fees

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Please call for information regarding eligibility requirements

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

January 2, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

Update Bulletin Boards, Cook and Serve Food, Bake Cookies for Caregivers, Create Hurricane Evaluation Bags, Collect Hygiene Bags, and Videographer

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

2121 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70606

Mailing

PO Box 4110
Lake Charles, LA 70606

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Kay B. Vanchiere

Community Engagement Coordinator

kvanchiere@voaswla.org

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 497-0034

24 Hour Pregnancy Counseling

(877) 291-6807

Fax

(337) 497-0229

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

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