Avoyelles Parish Social Services for Public Assistance

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Marksville Avoyelles Parish Economic Stability Food Stamp Office 607 Tunica Drive West Marksville LA 71351 888-524-3578

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Bunkie Housing Authority 712 Keller Street Bunkie LA 71322 318-346-6838

Cottonport Housing Authority 650 Jacob Drive Cottonport LA 71327 318-876-3457

Marksville Housing Authority 110 North Hillside Drive Marksville LA 71351 318-253-9256

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Bunkie Parish Health Unit WIC Office 406 Walnut Street Bunkie LA 71322 318-346-2586

Marksville Avoyelles Parish Health Unit WIC Office 657 Government Street Marksville LA 71351 318-253-4302