Parish uniform vouchers still available
Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Community Action still has some vouchers for school uniforms available, according to parish officials.
Executive Director of Community Action Freddia Ruffin-Roberson said these vouchers are designated for qualifying families and can be picked up at any of the parish’s three outreach offices in Thibodaux, Mathews and Galliano.
The voucher program provides each qualifying school-aged child in the household with a $40 voucher from Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action to redeem at one the two area stores: Jake’s Kids in Thibodaux and Pat’s of Chauvin in Chauvin. Vouchers must be issued by the Office of Community Action before visiting any of these stores.
The program will also enable eligible post-secondary students at local universities, technical colleges and training institutions to also obtain their educational goal by providing 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
Proper Identification for head of household
All household expenses
Food stamp print out sheet updated in the last 30 days
Must be a resident of Lafourche Parish
Residents wanting to apply for the vouchers on first come, first served basis need to the locations listed below:
Thibodaux Outreach Office (Lafourche Parish Health Unit), 2535 Veterans Blvd., Thibodaux, 985-446-6731, WEDNESDAY ONLY (Aug. 12), 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Mathews Site Office, 4876 Hwy 1, Mathews, 985-537-7603
Galliano Outreach Office, 16241 E. Main St. Suite 13B, Cut Off, 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.
For more information, call your local Community Action Office or visit lafourchegov.org.
Posted on Tue, August 11, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette