• General Information:
  • Housing: 
    • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free, civil legal aid for qualifying Louisiana residents. They can provide legal assistance for landlord-tenant issues.
      • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services:
        • Baton Rouge Office: (225) 448-0080
  • Phone & Internet Access:
    • Qualifying limited income households and households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start can receive internet access from AT&T at $10 a month. New Access from AT&T customers receive two months of free service. Call 855-220-5211 for more information.
  • Unemployment:
    • If your workplace has temporarily closed or you have been told to take unpaid time off, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through the Louisiana Workforce Commission. To file a claim, go to www.louisianaworks.net/hire or call 866-783-5567. 
  • Medicaid:
    • If you have lost your job or if you have reduced hours you may be eligible for Medicaid. You can apply online at MyMedicaid.la.gov. You can also apply by phone by calling 1-888-342-6207 or by mail by sending information to:

Louisiana Medicaid
P.O. Box 91283
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

  • Domestic Abuse:
    • For domestic violence of sexual assault service, call Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) 1-855-435-STAR (7827).
  • Mental Health:
  • Food Security:
    • For information about SNAP or an application, Louisiana residents can text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211, email LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov, or call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578).
    • St. Vincent de Paul has hot meals available daily in to-go container at the window in the rear of the Dining Room.
    • The Jewel J. Newman Community Center Food Pantry (2013 Central Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807) is open for distribution Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 2pm until further notice.
  • Transportation:
    • CATS will temporarily waive fares for all customers until further notice.
    • All customers must enter and exit the bus from the rear (side) door of the vehicle in order to maintain social distancing from the drivers.
    • Bus service will start at its current time and end at 9:30 p.m. each night.
    • Service may take longer during peak times, as there will not be additional buses available. Also, since drivers are limited to 10 passengers at a time, they may not always stop for customers waiting at bus stops.
  • Diaper Bank:
    • Junior League of Baton Rouge: 225-924-0298
  • Driver’s Licenses:
    • Any driver's licenses that expire between March 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020 will be valid until May 20, 2020.
    • Download the Louisiana's Legal Digital Driver's License app for free (Apple iOS and Android). Visit lawallet.com or call 225-263-4488
  • Jobs with Immediate Openings:
    • Search “Louisiana Rapid Response” on Facebook.


Our Community Partners:

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition



Voice of the Experienced

Contact Jennifer Harding at jenniferharding@vote-nola.org or 510-326-2418 for more information.



[1] Louisiana Department of Health

[2] United Way of Southeast Louisiana