Lantern Light Ministry
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. for lunch
- Birth Certificate Assistance-
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 9:30am and 1:00pm – 1:30pm. Interviews or questions are held in St. Joseph’s Church’s parking lot. Guests must provide documentation to support need as well as a homeless letter. Please note that LA and out of state BCs can take as long as 6 – 8 weeks due to Covid-19.3 requests allowed per family. Additional questions can be answered at (504) 273-5573, Ext. 114.
- ID Assistance
By Appointment Only at the DMV. Sign up or ask questions Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 9:30am and 1:00pm – 1:30pm. Assistance provided to renew expired I.D.s or to obtain a LA I.D. for the first time from agency. Guests must provide a homeless letter and proof of expired I.D. Assistance to obtain. Permanent Resident cards and work visas also available
- Morning Snacks/Lunch
Line up at parking lot gate on S. Roman Street. Morning
Snacks served 9:00am – 1:30pm.
Lunch served 1:00pm – 1:30pm.
- Prescription Assistance
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 9:30am and 1:00pm – 1:30pm. Guests must provide homeless letter to receive referral.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:00pm – 1:30pm. (New registrants must have Picture ID.)
- Notary Services
By Appointment Only. Contact (504) 273-5573, Ext. 115.
- Emergency financial assistance
By Appointment Only. Contact (504) 273-5573, Ext. 115. (Must have ID, proof of income, proof of address)
- Groceries for Orleans area residents
First and Third Friday of the month. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (New Registrants Must have ID, proof of income, proof of address)
- Food Stamp (SNAP)/Medicaid Application Assistance
By Appointment Only. Contact (504) 273-5573, Ext. 114.
- Employment Assistance
By Appointment Only. Contact (504) 273-33573,
- Case Management Assistance
Individuals can meet with Social Worker to obtain resources that will benefit their specific needs. By Appointment Only. Contact (504) 27-5573, Ext. 114.