WELCOME, the mission of the Iberia Homeless shelter is to maintain a clean and safe environment through the Shelter Emergency, Transitional and Re-entry Housing Programs which provides, community outreach services, client support services, intake, assessment and referrals for men 18 years and older.
Secondly, our program offers these individuals a therapeutic work environment which enables them to learn discipline, responsibility, and economic reality to prepare them to enter the community as productive citizens.
Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on education, employment, life skills management and recovery from substance abuse.
We are funded through public and private donations, churches, the United Way of Iberia, HUD, community groups, corporations, grants and foundations.
The iberia Homeless Shelter first opened its doors on March 16,2005. Since its inception the shelter has served over 2000 homeless men of which 400 of the men has attained full time employment and suitable permanent housing. The shelter performs out-reach services throughout the eight parish areas served by the Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH).
Unaccompanied adult men that are homeless; must have a valid state ID (any state). There are no funds available for Mentally ill individuals and sex offenders.
Men who are homeless or indigent with a substance dependency. All individuals apply to any shelter program must maintain employment.
If client is working or receiving a social benefit, a $25/week fee is charged.