Shelter for Men

425 St. John Street 
Lafayette, LA

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, St. Joseph Shelter Men operates 365 days a year and shelters up to 32 men in a dormitory setting. Men seeking shelter should arrive at St. Joseph Diner, located at 613 West Simcoe Street at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday to sign up for a bed. A valid form of ID is required for admission. St. Joseph Shelter cannot shelter registered sex offenders or men with active warrants.

Please note that on nights that the shelter operates a freeze plan, IDs are not required to be sheltered for the night. 

Shelter for Women 

411 E. Landry Street
Opelousas, LA

Located in Opelousas, Louisiana, the New Life Center operates 365 days a year and shelters up to 58 women and their children in a hotel room style setting.

To request shelter, call the New Life Center at 337.948.3161, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

Shelter for Veterans

Men: 337.233.6816
Women: 337.948.3161
VA: 318.466.4067

St. Michael Center for Veterans is an emergency and transitional housing program with supportive services for homeless male veterans. For more information call St. Michael Center for Veterans at 337.233.6816. 

The New Life Center in Opelousas provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless female veterans, with or without children. For more information call 337.948.3161

Basic Hygiene Services

615 W. Simcoe Street
Lafayette, LA
337.235.4972 ext. 118

Stella Maris Center provides a place for homeless individuals to take a shower, use the restroom, do laundry, and take care of other basic hygiene needs.Through partnerships with other local organizations, Stella Maris Center connects individuals with additional resources to assist them in obtaining housing.

Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00PM 


Free Lunch Meal

613 W. Simcoe Street
Lafayette, LA
337.235.4972 ext. 120

St. Joseph Diner serves free lunch meals daily from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM St. Joseph Diner only requires that individuals seeking a meal treat each other, volunteers and staff with respect and dignity.

Financial Crisis

Msgr Sigur Center

401 St. John Street
Lafayette, LA
337.235.4972 ext. 190

The Msgr Sigur Center provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families experiencing an involuntary reduction in income or unexpected expense. To apply for assistance, come in person to 401 St. John Street or call 337.235.4972 x 190.

The Sigur Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Assistance may include, but is not limited to: utility assistance, medical, dental, bus fare and prescription assistance; and fire, funeral or other disaster assistance.


St. Bernadette Clinic

409 St. John Street
Lafayette, LA

St. Bernadette Clinic, operated by Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, provides free non-emergency medical care to the non-working poor and homeless. Limited vision and dental service are available, that includes dental extractions. 

Services are coordinated through the clinic to provide chronic care, follow-up, dental care, and eye care referrals.

Hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM