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.
Effective immediately and until further notice:
- We are available to handle your legal needs.
- To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, we are limiting access to our offices.
- Access to all offices is by appointment only. If an appointment is necessary, the person handling your case will schedule it with you.
- 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.
We thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency.
- Alexandria Office – 318.443.7281 or toll free: 800-256-4343
- 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
Legal resources and critical information for legal aid professionals, pro bono volunteers, and the disaster survivors assisted.
February Wintery Weather Resources
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storms from Feb. 11-19, 2021. Learn more here.
- Louisiana Disaster Assistance Applicants: Understand FEMA Determination Letters, How to Appeal Them. Click here to find out more.
- If you have received a letter from FEMA saying that you are ineligible for disaster relief or that your application is incomplete, you have the right to appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving mailed notification. An appeal is a written request to review your file again with additional information you provide that may affect the decision. Click here to learn more about the appeal process.
- Flood Insurance Claims, What to Expect During Process.
- Additional FEMA Resources.
- DSNAP – February 2021 Winter Storms – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in 23 parishes severely affected by the winter storms. Application dates are April 5 – 17, 2021 Learn more here.
- The State of Louisiana has created a site where residents can find important updates, information and links to valuable resources. Click here to view the site.
- Child Care Assistance for Disaster Survivors
- Call the Office of Public Health at 337-262-5311 for:
- Emergency WIC – Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program
- Emergency Immunizations – Tetanus Booster and Hepatitis A&B
- COVID-19 Testing
- Family Planning Services
- Track Debris Clean-up at 511LA.ORG
- Resources available to Louisiana residents during a disaster.
Legal Resources for Disaster Recovery
- Legal Needs After a Disaster
- For free disaster legal tips text “SUBSCRIBE” to 318-405-4185
- ALSC Legal Aid Brochure
- What Renters Need to Know in a Disaster.