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Chaneyville Community Center

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Marie B. Bradford, Director
Karen Naquin, Assistant to the Director
Michelle Banks, Building Attendant
 

The Chaneyville Community Center has been serving the residents of the northeast section of East Baton Rouge Parish since 1985.  We offer a variety of services.  The Center operates under the guidance of the City of Baton Rouge and is one of five community centers in the parish.

Food Pantry | Food For Families | VITA Tax Site | Quarterly Commodity Program
LIHEAP | FEMA | Clothing Distribution | CSGB | Toys for Tots | Holiday Baskets
Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner | Quilting Club | Head Start Pick-up Site
Council on Aging | Meetings | Rentals | General Information

Food Pantry:  Opened daily and issue food boxes to those in need.

Food For Families:  Distribute monthly commodities (40#) to eligible seniors and Moms with children under six years of age and under.

VITA Income Tax Site:  Prepare income taxes at no charge for low-income families.

Quarterly Commodity Program:  Issue surplus food four times per year to approved households.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):  Provide non-emergency utility payments once a year directly to company for eligible clients.

FEMA:  Emergency rent and mortgage payment once a year to families facing eviction.

Clothing Distribution:  Provide clothing monthly on a first come basis to families.

CSGB:  Assist with emergency utility, rent/mortgage payments, food vouchers, and medications.

Toys for Tots:  Participate annually in the distribution of toys for area youth.

Holiday Baskets:  Distribution of Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes based upon availability.

Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner:  Annual dinner for senior citizens, sponsored by the Easy Risers Kiwanis Club.

Quilting Club:  Diverse group of ladies meet three times weekly making quilts.

Head Start Pick-up Site:  Center serves as the beginning and ending point for the are youngsters attending Port Hudson Head Start.

Council on Aging (COA):  Operates a senior site at our center.  General health evaluation (Blood-Pressure, Diabetes and weight checks) performed weekly; Flu and Pneumonia shots and Cholesterol screenings annually; and, congregate Meals are served daily.  Other weekly activities include games, exercise, holiday parties, home-bound meals delivered, and computer classes will be in the near future.

Meetings:  Community meetings are scheduled as needed at no cost.

Rentals:  Scheduled upon request.  Space also is available for Dental or Medical offices.

General Information:  The Chaneyville Community Center is unique in that we serve clientele in a rural, not urban area.  Services can be as simple as looking up a telephone number or as complicated as trying to help a family who lost everything.  We interpret and fill out papers, make referrals, answer questions, pick-up medicine, and provide transportation when needed.   In addition to the above services and programs, we go the last mile to help area residents anyway possible.