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Important Message from Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

ALSC remains committed to providing high-quality legal aid to those affected by 2020 hurricanes and 2021 winter storm. We are also concerned about the health and safety of our clients, staff and communities we serve.  Accordingly, we have temporarily modified how we deliver services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 where possible.

  • All office lobbies are open. Masks are required for both staff and visitors.
  •  We are only able to handle a certain number of new cases each day, so if you are not already a client of ours with an open case please call to apply for our services instead of driving to our nearest office.
  • The office phone lines are open and we are taking calls, or you can also visit our website at www.la-law.org/get-help/ for resources with legal problems.
  • The Lake Charles Office is temporarily closed due to damages caused by the Mid-May flooding.  The phone lines are open and we are taking calls.

We thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency.

Office Phones

  • Alexandria Office – 318.443.7281 or toll free: 800-256-4343
  • Franklin Office –  337.346.5702 or toll free: 844.577.6456
  • Lake Charles Office – 337.439.0377 or toll free: 877-256-0639
  • Lafayette Office – 337.237.4320 or toll free: 800-256-1175
  • Monroe Office – 318.699.0889 or toll free: 800-259-6591
  • Natchitoches Office – 318.352.7220 or toll free: 800-960-9109
  • Shreveport office – 318.222.7186 or toll free: 800-826-9265

Flooding Recovery Resources

 

Several parishes have been declared as Major Disaster areas from the May flash flooding.

  • Ascension Parish
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Lafayette Parish

Report damage from the May flash flash flooding at http://damage/la.gov.  As more parish assessments are made, more parishes may be included in the Major Disaster Declaration.

If your home or business suffered damages, it is important to know how to access resources that may be available to you through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). While FEMA cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance, you may qualify for other assistance.

Help for Individuals & Families:

Apply for FEMA disaster programs is online at DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362.

𝗗𝗦𝗡𝗔𝗣 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗭𝗜𝗣 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴

Louisiana DCFS received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations for impacted ZIP codes of five parishes affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes on May 17-21, 2021.
𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱 – 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟭, 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
The areas approved for DSNAP only include the following ZIP codes in the parishes of Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafayette:
— Ascension Parish: 70734, 70737, 70769
— Calcasieu Parish: 70601, 70605, 70607, 70615
— East Baton Rouge Parish: 70802, 70805, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70819
— Iberville Parish: 70764, 70776, 70780, 70788
— Lafayette Parish: 70501, 70503, 70506, 70507, 70520
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗡𝗔𝗣 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗦𝗡𝗔𝗣 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆. Residents who began to receive SNAP benefits effective June 2021 may be eligible.  Learn More

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance:

To apply for disaster loan assistance through the SBA, visit DisasterLoanAssistance.SBA.gov. You can also contact the Virtual Business Recovery Center & Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 916-735-1500 during business hours Monday through Friday.

For more information on this disaster declaration, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4606.

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Lake Charles Flood Recovery Resources


Recovery Resources

 

Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center

Legal resources and critical information for legal aid professionals, pro bono volunteers, and the disaster survivors assisted.

Avoiding Contractor Fraud

Reasons Why You May Have Been Found Ineligible for FEMA Assistance

FEMA application and appeal process.

State Resources:

Generator Safety

Legal Resources for Disaster Recovery

 

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