479 F. Edward Herbert Boulevard (P.O. Box 399), Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone (504)934-6940• Fax (504) 934-6949
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Mon-Fri
- Othella W. Hughes – Community Action Superintendent
- Darnell Smith, Sr. – Supervisor
- Cara L. Phillips – Clerk II
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, Crisis, and Non-Crisis Energy Assistance, Energy Client Education, Public Transportation, and Emergency Food Boxes.
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency strives to promote economic and social opportunities to the families and individuals by providing access to resources and opportunities that will strengthen and guide families into self-sufficiency.
The Community Action Promise
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
The program is funded by Plaquemines Parish Government, Community Services Block Grant, and Louisiana Housing Corporation. Assistance is given to families and individuals in immediate, temporary, and emergency situations. Services include providing utility payments, and food boxes.
Commodities are distributed quarterly to low-income residents under guidelines established by the Second Harvest and the Department of Agriculture. Commodities provide a well-balanced meal to low-income families.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency serves as a crisis community food bank site for residents of Plaquemines Parish upper west bank. The food bank provides boxes of food to income-eligible families experiencing a food crisis up to once a month.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds are available to parish residents to assist them with home utility bills. Program guidelines are established by the Louisiana Housing Corporation. 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.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Client Education
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Client Education funds provide services to clients that encourages and enable households to reduce home energy needs and thereby reduce the need for energy assistance. Program guidelines are established by the Louisiana Housing Corporation.
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.
- Transit Duties & Responsibilities
Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency Transit (CAA/Transit) strives to provide timely, efficient, reliable and safe public transportation to the citizens of Plaquemines Parish. PPCAA/Transit also provides Parish Assisted Evacuations during emergencies.
- Transit Customer Service
If you have questions about service, lost and found, complaints, commendations or suggestions, please call our CAA/Transit Office at 504-934-6940, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Transit Rules & Regulations
- No Weekend or Holiday Service
- Scheduled Times Are Approximate
- Alternate Routes Are Used During Adverse Traffic Conditions
- No Eating or Drinking Allowed on Buses
Information and Referrals
Clients often come to our department with multiple and complex needs that cannot always be solved through our programs. In these instances, we provided information and referrals to other agencies including Social Concerns, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, local Health Department, Red Cross, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, Council on Aging, legal aid, local churches, and various parish departments.
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) 934-6940