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Are you having trouble recovering and in need of assistance after Hurricane Ida?
While many programs are available to assist with disaster recovery, Hurricane Ida survivors may still need help recovering from the storm. The Hurricane Ida Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) connects survivors with available resources and provides free advice to help meet their remaining needs. The program has created regions where case managers can offer localized help. Click here to learn more
Catholic Charities Offers Advice on How to Sponsor Ukraine Friends and Family
Baton Rouge, La — Residents of Louisiana who are eager to help Ukrainian refugees now have a way to sponsor them directly on their own, according to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR), which has decades of experience welcoming refugees.
Under a program announced recently by President Joe Biden, Uniting for Ukraine offers a streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens opportunities to come to the United States. Through this process, U.S. residents can sponsor Ukrainians without the need for official resettlement agencies such as CCDBR. (more…)
What’s next? A flood overwhelms a woman’s home in Bayou Pigeon
The stench of wet wood and mold, cooked under the Louisiana sun, smothers you as you walk into Janet Derrick’s house. The floors remain wet a few days after a dam broke in Iberville Parish. The flooring gives way under each step. After delivering a meal, we asked Janet: “What else do you need?”
Meet Mr. Louis Gibson, Joseph Homes Graduate!
Joseph Homes is the first step to rebuilding the lives of homeless men recently released from prison. Joseph Homes provides short-term housing in a private, clean, efficiency apartment, food, clothing, and referrals for healthcare, mental health counseling, as well as support group meeting for ex-offenders. (more…)