479 F. Edward Herbert Boulevard (P.O. Box 399), Belle Chasse, LA 70037
(504) 392-9567 • Fax (504) 394-2380
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Mon-Fri
Othella Hughes – Community Action Superintendent – firstname.lastname@example.org
Darnell Smith, Sr. – Supervisor
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency is a public agency established by council resolution in October 1982. The Plaquemines Parish Commission Council designated itself to serve as the official provider of services to the low income, economically disadvantaged elderly and disabled residents of Plaquemines Parish. The targeted group has been provided with services such as: USDA Commodities, Energy Assistance, Emergency Food & Shelter Programs, and Emergency Assistance to Fire Victims, Public Transportation, and Emergency Food Boxes.
This program is funded by Plaquemines Parish Government, Community Services Block Grant and the Emergency Food & Shelter Program. Financial assistance is given to families and individuals in immediate, temporary, and emergency situations. Services include providing financial assistance for food and clothing vouchers to fire victims, rent, mortgage or utility payments, disabled ramps and food boxes.
Commodities are distributed quarterly to low-income residents under guidelines established by the Department of Agriculture. Commodities provide a well-balanced meal to low-income families.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance
This program assists low-income households in meeting the burden of high home heating and cooling expenses by paying a portion of their energy bill directly to the energy companies. Households can be assisted yearly.
Public Transportation Program provides daily transportation Monday thru Friday on both east and west banks of the river. All calls for transportation must be made 24 hours in advance to assure available seating.
PPCAA Advisory Board Meeting
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency Advisory Board shall attempt to meet once a month but at least four times a year. Meetings shall be held on the third Tuesday at 10 AM.
Community Action Agency Conference Room
479 F. Edward Herbert Blvd., Belle Chasse, LA 70037
RSVP: Othella W. Hughes (504) 392-9567