Homeless Shelters/Housing

Battered Women’s Program, Baton Rouge, 644-4916

Temporary room & board for abused women & children. Advocacy, support groups & legal advice.

Bishop Ott Shelter — Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1623 Convention St, BR, 383-7343

Emergency shelter for 90 days max that offers clothing, pharmacy, & dental services, hot lunches. Mandatory work & savings plan. Serves single men.

Bishop Ott Shelter — Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 2655 Plank Rd, BR, 355-0374

Shelter, clothing & food for single males. $3 fee per night.

New Orleans Womanspace, 504/895-6600, now38@bellsouth.net

For women who are experiencing homelessness in addition to chemical dependence and/or mental illness, www.nowspace.org.

Queen of Peace Night Shelter — Missionaries of Charity, E. Blvd, BR, 383-8367

Temporary night shelter for women and children. Also has a program for pregnant women. Apply before 3 pm. Supper & breakfast served. No boys over age 5. No fee.

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter, 7361 Airline Hwy, BR, 355-4483

Check in at 5:00 (first come first serve). Shelter for single males. Must pass Breathalyzer test. First night is free, and costs $7.50 per night afterward. One night is free every 30 days.

Single Room Occupancy Program, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans, 504/299-1260

Permanent affordable housing, case management & employment services to men and women who were formally homeless and in recovery.

Sweet Dream Shelter — Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1623 Convention St., BR, 383-7343

Emergency shelter for up to 3 months that offers access to clothing, pharmacy, a day center & dental services. Hot lunches. Women must be looking for work and children must be in day care or school. Serves single women and women with children. No boys over age 12. Free.

Food Pantry

Catholic Charities Food For Families monthly groceries, 800/522-3333

In Donaldsonville at the Lemann Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month and at Lamar Dixon the 2nd Wed of each month.

Distributed quarterly. Call for days, times, and locations.

Fellowship Center (E. Ascension Parish), 644-4342                                                                                      

First Baptist Church, 647-8575

Daily distribution between 9 — 11 am.

Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Galvez, St. Amant residents), 647-5321

The Rock Church, Churchpoint Rd., Gonzales, 763-1860, visittherock.com 3rd Tuesday of each month

St. Theresa Catholic Church (Gonzales residents), 647-6588 (Apply on Monday & Tuesday from 1-4)

St. John Catholic Church (Geismar, Prairieville), 673-8307

St. Mark’s Catholic Church, (Galvez, Gonzales east of Airline), 647-8461