Mathews, Louisiana -- Lafourche Parish Government's Office of Community Action will be offering vouchers for free school uniforms to qualified low-income families beginning Monday, July 15, 2013 announced Parish President Charlotte Randolph today.
Randolph stated, "This program was so popular last year because it really helped qualified families to meet the needs of their children without having to sacrifice other important family needs and we are thrilled to continue to offer this assistance."
This voucher program will provide each child in a qualified household with 2 uniform shirts and 2 uniform pants/skirts from one of three area stores: Contenders Sporting Goods in Cut Off, Jake's Kids in Thibodaux, or Pat's of Chauvin in Chauvin. Vouchers must be issued by the Office of Community Action before visiting any of these stores.
An improvement to the program this year will also enable eligible post-secondary students at local universities, technical colleges and training institutes to also obtain their school training uniforms - like medical scrubs - with these vouchers as well.
To qualify, Lafourche families must provide the following information to qualify for the program:
Proof of income (4 check stubs), Social Security cards for everyone and property ID for head of household.
Residents who wish to apply for these vouchers need to bring the information listed above to any of the Office of Community Action locations from 7:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Thursday.
Thibodaux Outreach Office Mathews Site Office Galliano Outreach Office
1445 Martin Luther King Drive 4876 HW 1 16241 E. Main St Suite 13B
Thibodaux, LA 70301 Mathews, LA 70375 Cut, LA 70345
985-446-6731 985-537-7603 985-632-3989
The school uniform voucher program is funded through a Federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and to qualify for this program, families must be Lafourche Parish residents, and meet income guidelines.
"We believe that this program is an important investment in our children and families, and feel that it's important that families throughout the Parish understand that this is one of several programs offered by the Office of Community Action geared towards helping residents help themselves have a brighter future. Some of these other programs include utility assistance, rental assistance, and tuition assistance," added Randolph.
For more information, call your local Community Action office, or visit www.lafourchegov.org.
Posted on Fri, July 12, 2013