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Loyola has partnered with InsideTrack to provide free coaching to students who may be experiencing difficulties or potential difficulties with any of the following: 

●     Food Security

●     Shelter or Housing

●     Finances

●     Stress and health

●     Childcare/Caregiving

●     Managing School

If you would like to discuss getting assistance with any of the above, please fill out this form and an InsideTrack coach will be in touch with you in 1-2 business days.

Medicaid programs are designed to provide essential health services to lower income individuals, children, and families who qualify for coverage.The Louisiana Medicaid Program is a federally funded program, which provides health coverage to Louisiana residents, within certain groups, based on income and resource limits set by Congress. Medicaid provides a complete package of medical coverage for those who qualify. 

 

To be eligible for Louisiana Medicaid, you must be:

  • a resident of the state of Louisiana
  • a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien
  • in need of health care/insurance assistance
  • In a financial situation that would be characterized as low income or very low income. 

 

Approval for medicaid typically occurs within 45 days. Coverage for healthcare can begin as early as three months before the month that you apply.” --Benefits.gov

 

For more information about Louisiana Medicaid eligibility and how to apply, visit https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/220

 

For information about how to apply for Medicaid coverage in other states, visit

https://www.medicaid.gov/about-us/learn-how-apply-for-coverage/index.html

 

 

Iggy's Cupboard provides non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and other essentials to any member of Loyola's community in need. Iggy’s Cupboard is located in the Lower Level of the Danna Student Center and is operated by Student Life and Ministry (SLM) in partnership with the Student Government Association (SGA). The identity of any visitors of the cupboard are kept confidential by volunteers and workers. Due to COVID-19, access to the cupboard is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit this link bit.ly/ShopIggys.

 

For more information about Iggy's Cupboard, please visit https://studentaffairs.loyno.edu/student-life-ministry/student-life/iggys-cupboard

 

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. SNAP provides timely, targeted and temporary benefits to people in need so that Americans have access to nutritious food. SNAP responds quickly to changes in our population, growing in response to increases in poverty and unemployment, and shrinking as the need is met and reduced. SNAP is administered by the states, which have considerable discretion to adapt the program to best meet the needs of their residents."-- Feedamerica.org

Once you become eligible for unemployment, you will automatically become eligible for SNAP. If you aren’t eligible for unemployment, you may still be eligible for SNAP. To apply and inquire (in the state of Louisiana) please visit the following link.

If you are out of state and need SNAP please visit the Department of Agriculture to find SNAP benefits in your home state.

"Unemployment Insurance is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states follow the same guidelines established by federal law. In general, benefits are based on a percentage of your earnings over a recent 52-week period, and each state sets a maximum amount. Benefits are subject to federal and most state income taxes and must be reported on your income tax return. You may choose to have the tax withheld from your payment."-- Department of Labor

  • In Louisiana, file via Louisiana Workforce Commission online or by calling 1-866-783-5567, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Check here to see if you are eligible to file for unemployment in the state of Louisiana, or here to find out how to file for unemployment in a state other than Louisiana.

 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people, with a stated mission of increasing access to justice and helping vulnerable people clear life’s legal hurdles. These services include issues pertaining to:

-Housing rights/eviction assistance

-Immigration

-Domestic violence

-Divorce

-Employment/unemployment

-Student loans

-Credit reports

-Disasters

-Access to medical care

-Access to education

-Low-income taxpayers

-Public benefits (food aid, families with children)

-Wills and successions

-And many other legal services

Services are free if qualified and case is accepted. Call or visit office to make an appointment. Evictions should come in without appointment ASAP.

Services all of Southeast Louisiana. Offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hammond, and Houma.

 

New Orleans Office:

1340 Poydras, Suite 600

New Orleans, LA 70112

 

Toll-Free: (877) 521-6242

Local: (504) 529-1000

Fax: (504) 596-2241

Conduct an initial screening and fill out an online application here

Additional contact information, service area, and office locations can be found here.


 

LouisianaLawHelp.org

LouisianaLawHelp.org is a free online guide to legal help and information from Louisiana’s nonprofit civil justice community. This a great place to start a search for free/low-cost legal aid or assistance with self-representation. Use this guide for the following:

-Learn about your legal issues

-Find free legal aid and pro bono programs

-Self-help videos, forms, and more

-Find Courthouses and Online Self-Help Centers

-LiveHelp, real-time chats to help you use the website

To access this resource, visit: https://louisianalawhelp.org/


 

Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA)

Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA) is a legal services organization that defends the rights of our immigrant communities and advocates for just and humane immigration policy.

For more info, visit: https://www.islaimmigration.org/

Email: apage@islaimmigration.org

Call: (504) 265-0416


 

Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso de Jornaleros

The Congress of Day Laborers is an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It is a hub for immigrants across the Southeast region and a leadership pipeline for hundreds of immigrant workers and families into public life and social movement participation.

For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/congresodejornaleros/

Email: raguilar@nowcrj.org


 

Antigravity Resource Guide

A 63-page community resource guide that was compiled with the intention of increasing public access to services that are free or low-cost in the New Orleans area. Most listings are for services located in Orleans & Jefferson parishes, although select state and nationwide services have also been included.

Organizations were specifically and intentionally asked about funding options for uninsured patients, the availability of Spanish translation services, and their ability to provide services for transgender and non-binary patients. Available transgender and non-binary services have been incorporated throughout and can also be found in a dedicated section of this guide.

Visit: https://antigravitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-DEC-RG-for-view.pdf

 

 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people, with a stated mission of increasing access to justice and helping vulnerable people clear life’s legal hurdles. These services include issues pertaining to:

-Housing rights/eviction assistance

-Immigration

-Domestic violence

-Divorce

-Employment/unemployment

-Student loans

-Credit reports

-Disasters

-Access to medical care

-Access to education

-Low-income taxpayers

-Public benefits (food aid, families with children)

-Wills and successions

-And many other legal services

 

Services are free if qualified and case is accepted. Call or visit office to make an appointment. Evictions should come in without appointment ASAP.

Services all of Southeast Louisiana. Offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hammond, and Houma.

 

New Orleans Office:

1340 Poydras, Suite 600

New Orleans, LA 70112

Toll-Free: (877) 521-6242

Local: (504) 529-1000

Fax: (504) 596-2241

Conduct an initial screening and fill out an online application here

Additional contact information, service area, and office locations can be found here.


 

Basic Landlord-Tenant Law - LouisianaLawHelp.org

 

This is an online guide that answers frequently asked questions regarding tenant rights in Louisiana. The guide is intended to aid tenants in navigating various legal circumstances tenants face, such as: early lease cancellation, rent increases, flood and fire damage, how to read a lease, issues with neighbors, tenants’ right to privacy, eviction notices, deducting repairs from rent, and lease termination.

 

Visit: https://louisianalawhelp.org/issues/housing/basic-landlord-tenant-law


 

A Guide to Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Rights

This brochure answers common questions regarding landlord and tenant rights in Louisiana. Topics covered include: security deposits, lease terms, maintenance and repairs, eviction, termination of leases, and housing discrimination.

Visit: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/oph/Center-PHCH/Center-CH/infectious-epi/EpiManual/MoldComplaints/AGguideToLandlordTenantLaw.pdf

 

 


 

New Orleans Combined List of COVID-19 Resources: A LOT of good information about drive thru food pantries.

 

Off Campus Housing Guide

This is a resource guide from Loyola’s Department of Student Affairs to help students find off-campus housing and budget for off-campus life