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Partner Agencies

American Red Cross  985-785-0647
Emergency disaster services, both natural or manmade. Provides relief to victims of disasters, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Responds to home fires by assisting families with temporary shelter, food, clothing, and counseling.

Assistance For Single Parents (985) 233-1173
AFSP assets single parents with a chance to network and learn from other single parents, as well as area professionals, in the areas of but not limited to: budgeting, parenting, communication, and mental health/self-care.

Blessed to Be a Blessing (985) 359-9954
The Backpack Extravaganza targets children and families from low-income households.  Target age/grades are Kindergarden to 12th grade students who reside in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Boy Scouts of America  504-889-0388
Open to boys and young men ages 6-18 and girls 13-18.  Provides training and oversight to adult volunteers for the delivery of character building and skill development for success in the real world. Includes the areas of leadership, good citizenship, outdoor education, personal fitness, team building, and family involvement.

Cancer Association of GNO  1-800-624-2039
Supplies medication and medical appliances for those currently fighting cancer. Also provides preventative and educational services (early detection, stress management, prevention of cancer, and services relating to tobacco and marijuana) and also allocates funds for research.

Catholic Charities  985-652-0021
St. John Counseling Solutions - gives individuals, families and couples opportunity to address life's problems & demands with help from qualified therapists.
Financial Literacy - The primary goal of this CCANO program in St. John the Baptist Parish is to assist ALICE households (Asset Limited-Income Constrained-Employed) and other low income community members to increase their financial literacy while improving stability and obtaining living wage employment.

Child Advocacy Services  985-536-8384
Provides two programs in the parish. They provide the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.  They also provide advocacy and clinical services to children and families, community education/prevention classes (CAS), as well as other services supporting its mission to "...give voice, healing and security to children".

Girl Scouts Louisiana East 504-733-8220
Open to girls ages 5-17.  Provides training and oversight to adult volunteers for the delivery of character building and skill development for success in the real world. Includes the areas of leadership, good citizenship, outdoor education, personal fitness, team building, and family involvement.

GNO Therapeutic Riding Center  985-651-5239
Horse Assisted Therapy for disabled children and adults.

Metropolitan Centers for Community Advocacy  985-764-6400 or 504-837-5400
Domestic Violence Services. Metropolitan Center for Women and Children is the only non-profit, full-service provider to women and their children, in a five parish area in Louisiana, (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John, and St. James Parishes.)

New Wine Development Corporation (985) 653-0008
NWDC works to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in need in the River Parish region by providing positive youth development through summer camp and before and after school programs.  We also offer emergency and transitional housing.  Assist with disaster recovery, as well as, health and wellness programs and initiatives.

Respite Care Services  985-785-0971
Provided through the Arc of St. Charles, respite care services are designed to provide relief to caregivers to spend time away from the family member requiring extensive attention.  The caregiver has the opportunity to attend appointments, engage in recreational activities, run errands or simply rest.  Services can vary and are based on individual needs.

St. John Ministry of Care  985-652-2729
Provides Emergency Services such as assistance with food, rental and mortgage assistance, and utility payments. They can also help with prescribed medications.  They also aid fire victims and national disaster victims if the need arises.  Acts as a clearing house for various St. John the Baptist Parish organizations to reduce duplication in the Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets and toys programs.  This oversight allows maximum impact to the families and children in need.

St. John 4H Programs  985-497-3261
Works with boys and girls in grades 4 through 12 in all St. John schools, except one, to provide educational activities around life skills and real world activities. Utilizes adult volunteers/leaders to promote the passing of the "secrets for success" to our next generation.

St. John Theatre, Inc.  985-536-6630
St. John Theatre provides opportunities to St. John residents of every age to participate in the creative arts.

Second Harvest of GNO  504-734-1322
Second Harvest provides food assistance to over 262,000 individuals in 23 parishes throughout South Louisiana through a network of over 240 community based organizations.  The mission is to lead the fight against hunger in South Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response.

South Central LA Technical College  985-536-4418
Provides GED education.

Special Olympics Louisiana  985-345-6644
Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Via Link Information and Referral   2-1-1 or 1-800-749-2673  (Crisis Line)
Need help for yourself, family member or friend? No idea where to turn? Simply pickup your phone and dial 211. VIA LINK provides crisis and suicide counseling, and connects people to community resources that help them to resolve life's biggest challenges.  Their call center counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling, information, and referrals to programs that help with needs such as food, shelter, medical care, financial assistance, counseling programs, substance abuse, treatment, childcare, etc.

Volunteers of America, Greater New Orleans  504-482-2130
Provides minor home repairs to vulnerable residents throughout St. John Parish.