Striving to provide the necessary services to end homelessness in Acadiana.
St. Joseph Diner
We provide a free, warm lunch to thousands each month at St. Joseph Diner. We rely on the community to provide the food that we prepare, and volunteers help us to serve each meal.
Msgr. Sigur Center
Diversion, utilities assistance, funeral assistance, and rehousing all happen through the Msgr. Sigur Center. Here we have our first encounter with those who are suffering.
Stella Maris Center
Stella Maris is a center for those unable to meet their basic hygiene needs at this time. Individuals can come to the Center to take a warm shower, use a clean restroom, and wash their clothes.
Catholic Charities of Acadiana strives to respond to men, women, children, and veterans experiencing homelessness within the eight-parish region that is the Diocese of Lafayette.
We focus on ensuring that experiences of homelessness are rare and brief. Shelter services focus on rapidly returning families to permanent housing, with a goal of stabilization through intensive and personalized case management services continuing after housing placement.
Currently, the average length of stay in one of our shelters is 52 days.
Sometimes, we need things.
We rely on the community to support us by donating the items we need most. With the money that we save on supplies, we are able to focus on providing essential services to the most vulnerable.
We have created an Amazon wishlist with our current needs. This way, items can conveniently be sent directly to our office.