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Displacement Assistance
and Prevention

During the 2019-2020 school year, public schools identified over 1.2 million students nationwide who are experiencing homelessness, not including children enrolled in private school and children below school age. Louisiana's children make up 2.2% of this total, that's over 15,000 Louisiana students who are without proper housing. 

HHYC is committed to assisting our local children and their families obtain and maintain stable housing by providing vital necessities as well as resources to families who have recently been displaced or are at-risk of being displaced from their homes. 

To apply for displacement assistance, please use the button below to access our online application, or visit our office for a paper applications.

All applications will receive a response within 24 hours.

Items We Provide

Clothes Donation


Proper clothing is one of the first steps in helping clients acquire the necessities they need in their journey to stable housing. We offer a wide range of clothing products such as tops, bottoms, undergarments, shoes, socks, and hats in sizes ranging from newborn to adult 4X.

Canned Food

Nonperishable Food

In many cases, housing instability  may also lead to food insecurity. To help combat this issue, HHYC provides boxes on nonperishable food items such as canned goods, dry beans, juice, etc.



Creating a comfortable sleep space is an integral part of a person's living situation. HHYC provides linens such as bedsheets, pillow cases, blankets, and comforters.

Library Tutor


HHYC does not assist clients with bill payment, housing acquisition, vehicle repairs, and other large financial obstacles. We are able to recommend a variety of local resources who do assist with these issues, as well as help connect clients with these organizations directly.

Bathroom Kit

Hygiene Products

Having proper personal hygiene not only helps boost self-esteem, but also is a important part of personal health. We provide new, unopened personal hygiene products such as body soap, deodorant, tooth care, and more.

Happy Dance

and MORE

Have a need that isn't listed here? We can assist you in acquiring all of the items you need as you begin to rebuild your life and create a safe, healthy living space. Speak with management upon application regarding any special circumstances or needs.

What is displacement and how do I know if I am homeless?

Displacement is described as being moved from your home due to an involuntary situation.

People can become displaced by situations such as natural disasters, evictions, departure from abusive situations, medical emergencies, etc. 

In many situations, displaced families are not able to obtain proper housing and begin to experience homelessness.

According to the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act, homelessness is described as one who lacks fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 


Cenla Homeless Coalition
Cotinuum of Care, supportive housing to the chronically homeless or disabled, hygiene support, case management, etc.

Cenla Community Action Committee
Assistance with utility bills, prescription bills, rent/mortgage, etc. 
Free income tax preparation.
HiSET exam fee assistance.

FEMA Individuals & Households Program
Temporary housing assistance, household repairs, hazard mitigation, etc as a result of a government recognized disaster.

Avoyelles Parish Action Committee
Energy bills assistance and commodity distribution.

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