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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.