Help Directory

Welcome to the Rapides Parish Help Directory!

This is your guide to find the help you need.  We have the needs you might have in categories in the Help Directory.  For example, if you have transportation needs, please look under the Transportation heading in the Directory.  We have many other categories.  The purpose for the Help Directory is to be one place you can go to look for who can help you in Rapides Parish.

Thank you for using the Rapides Parish Help Directory.

Rapides Parish Help Directory

Housing/Utilities

Salvation Army
(318) 442-0445
620 Beauregard

Hope House
(318) 487-2061
29 Bolton Avenue
Women & Children’s Shelter

House of Mercy
(318) 473-9492
2804 Hynson Street

POA – Mercy House
(318) 487-8976
2817 Rapides Avenue
Women only-Ask for Rhonda Sproles

Central LA Homeless Coalition
(318) 443-0500
1605 Murray Street

FEMA
1-800-621-3362

Grace House
(318) 443-8045
10 Sixteenth Street
John Russell 487-8978 Ext 130

Faith House
(888) 411-1333
Confidential

Alexandria Housing Authority
(318) 442-8843 Ext 214
2558 Loblolly Lane

Housing Authority of Pineville
(318) 473-9729
2731 Highway 28 E Pineville

Rapides Parish Housing Authority
(318) 793-4751
119 Boyce Garden Drive Boyce

Rental Assistance

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd
www.voanorthla.org

Avoyelles Council on Aging
(318) 964-2900
L’Eglise St. – Mansura, La

Furnishings

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd
www.voanorthla.org

Utility Assistance 

Community Action Action
(318) 487-5876
4008 Parliament Drive
Utility Assist. Proof of resident

Catholic Community Services
(318) 445-2401
4400 Coliseum Blvd

Food

Salvation Army
(318)442-0445
620 Beauregard
Meals 7-730 a.m., 1130-12:30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Food Stamp Office
(318) 487-5101
900 Murray
Or www.dss.state.la.us

Manna House
(318) 445-9053
2655 Lee Street
Mon-Sat 11:30-1:30 

Catholic Community Services
(318) 445-2401
4400 Coliseum Blvd
Intake form required

Clothing

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
(318) 473-0887
120 Bolton Avenue

Goodwill Industries – Alexandria
(318) 445-2606
5216 Jackson Street Ext

Goodwill Industries – Pineville
(318) 641-7466
30 Pinecrest Dr – Pineville

Catholic Community Services
(318) 445-2401
4400 Coliseum Blvd.

Salvation Army
(318) 442-0445
620 Beauregard

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

Rapides Parish School Board
(Homeless Liaison)
(318) 487-0888
School Uniforms & Supplies

Transportation

City Bus Schedules
(318) 441-6091

Avoyelles Council on Aging
(318) 964-2900
L’Eglise St. – Mansura, La

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

Employment & Training

Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center
Volunteers of America
(318) 767-6030
5610B Coliseum Blvd

Volunteers of America/TANF
(318)442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

Central LA Technical Community College
(318) 487-5443
4311 S.MacArthur Dr.

LA State University – Alexandria
(318) 427-4414
8100 Hwy 71 South

DSS/LA Rehabilitation Services
(318) 487-5355
900 Murray Street 

Information & Referral

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

American Red Cross
(318) 442-6621
425 Bolton Avenue

United Way
(318) 443-7203
1101 Fourth St. Suite 202
www.unitedwaysela.org

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Dept.
(318) 473-6700
700 Murray St.

Alexandria Police Dept.
(318) 449-5099
1000 Bolton Ave.

Pineville Police Dept.
(318) 442-6603
910 Main St. – Pineville 

Central LA Homeless Coalition
(318) 443-0500
1605 Murray Street

LA Hurricane Recovery
(866) 388-9651

Long Term Recovery Assistance

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

Physical Health & Medications

Huey P Long Medical Center
(318) 448-0811
352 Hospital Blvd – Pineville

Community Health Works
(318)767-9979
1543 McGinnis St.

Central LA Medical Access Program
(318) 443-7494
1101 4th Street Suite 101A

Office of Public Health
(318)487-5262
5604B Coliseum Blvd.

Medicaid Application DSS
(318) 487-5670
1505 Washington Street

Catholic Community Services
(318) 445-2401
4400 Coliseum Blvd.

Central LA Aids Support Service
(318) 442-1010
904 13th Street 

Rapides Regional Medical Center
(318) 473-3000
211 4th Street

Primary Health Center
(318) 427-4400
1217 Willow Glen River Road

St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
(318) 487-1122
3330 Masonic Drive 

Kisatchie Medical Center
(318) 473-1921
3425 North Blvd

Senior Eye Care Program
(800) 222-3937

Familywize Community Service Partnership Inc.
(866) 810-3784
(Free Prescription Discount Cards)

Disability Assistance

DSS/LA Rehabilitation Services
(318) 487-5355
900 Murray Street

Volunteers of America
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd

Evergreen Life Services
(318) 445-4470
920 Main Street – Pineville

New Horizons Independent Living Center
(318) 484-3596 or (318) 459-9233
3717 Government St. Ste 7
(Hearing Aids) 

Mental Health

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
(800) 654-1373

Crisis Counseling
(866) 388-9651

Mental Health Adult Services
(318) 484-6850
242 Shamrock St. – Pineville

Mental Health Children’s Services
(318) 484-6915
242 Shamrock St. – Pineville 

Cenla Alliance for Mentally Ill
(318) 484-6209

Central State Hospital
Community Mental Health
(318)445-6522
1785 Jackson Street

Families Helping Families
(318) 445-7900
(Special Needs)

Crossroads Psychiatric Hospital
(318) 445-5111
110 John Eskew Drive

River North Hospital
(318) 640-0222
5505 Hwy 71 N. – Pineville

Family Counseling Agency
(318) 448-0284
1404 Murray Street 

Red River TX Center – Central
(318) 484-8400

LA Campaign Tobacco Free
(318)487-5279

Addictive Disorders

LA Addictive Disorders
(318) 487-5191
401 Rainbow Drive

Crossroads Psychiatric Hospital
(318) 445-5111
110 John Eskew Drive

River North Hospital
(318) 640-0222
5505 Hwy 71 N. – Pineville

Alex/Pine Alcohol Drug Abuse
(318) 487-5191

Choice of Louisiana
(318) 445-1250
2116 North Bolton Avenue

Rainbow Detoxification Center
(318) 484-6400
Pineville

Alcoholic Anonymous Clubhouse
(318) 443-3938
3416 MacArthur/Lee

Social Security

Card Replacement or Benefit Verification
www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount
(800)772-1213

Worker’s Compensation

Office of Worker’s Compensation
3724 Government Street – Alexandria
(318) 487-5966 or (800) 209-7329

Other

Crisis Line Rape/Battered Women
(318)445-2022

VA Hospital
(318) 473-0010
Hwy 71 – Pineville

Office of Community Services
(318) 487-5054
Report Child Abuse

National Teen Runaway Hotline
(800) 621-4000

School Board Office – Rapides
(318) 442-8891

Department of Social Services
(318) 487-5025
Child Protection

Central LA Technical Community College
(318) 487-5443
4311 South MacArthur Dr.
GED

First Baptist Church – Pineville
(318) 448-8221
902 Main Street – Pineville
English as a Second Language 

Toys for Tots
(318) 481-1686