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About the Charles R. Kelly Community Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Charles R. Kelly Community Center located?

The Charles R. Kelly Community Center is located at 3535 Riley Street (just off Plank Road behind Churchís Fried Chicken)

Do I need to live in a certain zip code area to get service from Charles R. Kelly Community Center?

Yes, CRK Center serves zip codes 70811, 70812, and some of 70805,70818 and 70739. Each community center serves different zip codes.

What types of services do you have to offer at Charles R. Kelly Community Center?

The Charles R. Kelly Community Center through the Office of Social Service offers a variety of services to eligible households such as: rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, project care for seniors, and prescriptions filled with a maximum of fifty dollars. We also serve as an emergency food pantry that requires a documented emergency, food for seniors (40 lbs.), a monthly distribution for seniors meeting income guidelines and quarterly commodities distributed every 3 months to eligible households.

What days and times do you accept applications?

Call the center office at 357-5013 for information.

What type of services and activities do you provide for Senior Citizens?

Seniors may apply for assistance with their utility bills, emergency rent and mortgage assistance, and with new prescriptions when funds are available.

Is Charles R. Kelly Community Center a VITA site for free tax preparation?

Yes, CRK is a VITA site to E-File your taxes. Please call 389-5464 for an appointment.

Is there a medical center located in your facility?

Yes, the Charles R. Kelly Community Center has a medical clinic; however currently is not open at this time for patients.

Does the Center offer any type of free classes?

Yes, we offer S.W.E.E.P. (Senior Wellness Enrichment and Enhancement Program) classes in sewing, dance for Seniors, exercise, drama, flower arranging and jewelry. Please call 225-389-5464 for more information.

Are there any food programs available at the center?

Yes, there is a program that gives seniors (60 years and above) 40 lbs. of food on the first Thursday of each month. The program is called Food for Families. Also, quarterly commodities are given to those that qualify. Is there a room available to rent? Yes, the Ronnie Edwards Event room.  It accommodates 150 guests. Please call 225-389-5464 for more information.

How do I apply for Food for Families?

Food for Families is administered by the Catholic Diocese of New Orleans. You may reach their office by calling 1-800-522-3333, or 225 357-9099.

How do you qualify for Quarterly Commodities?

To apply for OSS quarterly commodities that are given every three months, you may come into the center and bring in a picture ID, Current Proof of Income, Social Security Numbers for each household member, and you must live in one of the centerís zip code areas of: 70811, 70812, some of 70805, 70818 & 70839.

Is there office space for rent at your facility?

Currently there is no office space available for rent.