Mission Statement

The Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP, Inc), serves as an anti-poverty agency on behalf of Federal, State, and Local government, to provide assistance to citizens of Ouachita Parish, working with a network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and other neighborhood-based organizations to reduce poverty, revitalize communities and empower families and individuals to become economically stable.

 


 

OMCAP Programs

Employment
Education
Income Management
Emergency Assistance
Nutrition
Other
Payment Center

 



 

Employment

Jobs preparation gives information, referral, resume’ preparation to help in job search.

Contact the Central Office for an appointment or go to Laworks Website.

 


 

Education

Graduate Equivalence Diploma (GED) – We will pay the fees to obtain your GED.

Contact the Central Office to apply for funding support.

 


 

Income Management

Household Financial Counseling provides budget and financial counseling.

Contact the Central Office for information.

 


 

Emergency Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 

**CRISIS: Disconnected or threats of disconnect. 18- 48 hour resolution.

**Non-CRISIS: Helps offset home energy costs.

Share the Warmth – Pays natural gas bills in a onetime support to customers. Available to ATMOS ENERGY customers, ONLY.

Needs Assistance to help move into safe and sanitary housing; setup utilities and deposits.

Rent or Mortgage Assistance for when you have an economic hardship.

Pharmacy Assistance to help offset the cost of medication.

Food Vouchers to help members in the community who may be hungry.

Contact the Central Office for an appointment.

 


 

Nutrition

USDA Commodity Foods. We provide a quarterly distribution of selected food items from FOOD BANK.

Contact the Central Office to register for the program.

 


 

Other

Homemaker Helper provides an in-home cleaning and home upkeep service for elderly residents.

Contact the Central Office to apply for the program.

Medicaid Assistance provides support to complete and file Medicaid applications in our office.

Located in the Central Office. Call for an appointment or walk-in.

 


 

Payment Center

ENTERGY and ATMOS. We accept payments for AT&T Home Telephone, (No cellphone payments).

Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

 


(SERVICES ARE BASED ON INCOME ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.)