The Couple Checkup is designed to help you and your
partner build a more satisfying and intimate relationship. Just answering
the questions will stimulate thoughts and attitudes about your relationship.
It is designed to activate dialogue, discovery, and increase the overall
quality of your relationship.
It will help you discover your strengths as a couple. Strengths are what enable you to
enjoy, and to continue developing a healthy relationship. It will also help
you identify issues that are threatening the vitality of your relationship
and may need to be addressed.
Want to become a parishioner of St. Peter's? Fill out a census
registration form and mail it back to us!
Our mission is to serve
the poor and needy of Iberia Parish with immediate assistance for
critical and basic human needs. We treat them with respect, dignity,
and cheerfulness; counseling them on personal and financial issues;
encouraging them; and praying with them. Most of our clients are elderly
or disabled. Over 90 of our clients are homeless or transient. More than
1000 of the households we serve have children.
The Disch-Declouet Social Service Center (Social Service Center, Inc.)
continues to serve with outstanding support from the community. About
60% of our funding comes directly from individual donors. We also
receive funding from Churches, Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia, the
United Way, Help the Helpers and other sources. Most of the more than 60
tons of food we give each year is received from Second Harvest Bank,
FoodNet and other food drives at schools and businesses, and individual
donations. We also give over 1000 bags of clothing a year. Our staff
consists of 35 dedicated volunteers.
Disch-DeClouet Social Service
Activities & Information
The median age of our clients is 50. Of our
clients who receive food stamps, most get less than $275.00 per
month. Sixty percent of our clients are unable to work because
of age or health. Over 90 of our clients were homeless or
transient. Over 1000 of the households we serve have children.
Clients can get help once a month, but 50 percent of our clients
came only once or twice during the year.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
We serve the first 15 people in line
at 9:00 am and the first 15 people in line at 1:00 pm.
432 Bank Avenue
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 369-6384 Office
(337) 369-7522 Fax
(337) 256-2525 anytime for emergency or a
"Come and See Visit".
Ways which you can help the
Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center
Please pray for the Center, its ministry and its mission. We also
ask for prayers for our clients, our volunteers and our
If you think the Lord may be calling you to this ministry, call
Carol Gaignard at 256-2525 and make arrangements for a "come and
see" experience, no strings attached.
Clothing and Food Donations
Drop off times: Monday-Wednesday 8:30 to 2:30 - Thursday 8:30 to
11:00. Drop-off is located at the back of the building in the
parking lot on Pershing Street.
You may give a donation in the name of a deceased friend or
family member and we will send an acknowledgement to the family
informing them that a gift has been received in the name of the
deceased from you. We also enter their name in our memorial book
and pray for them.
You may give a donation in the name of someone celebrating a
birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. We will send a
congratulatory greeting to them informing them that you have
given a gift in their name. We also enter their name in our gift
book and pray for them.
Remembering the Center in your Will
Through the years we have received bequests, which have helped
us tremendously in our ministry. These benefactors are listed in
our memorial book and we continue to pray for them.
Monthly, Quarterly or Annual Donations
Our Utility Assistance and ministries provides about $900 a day
to keep utilities turned on. We could not do this without
ongoing regular support. See information below on making a
To Make a Donation by Mail:
Make checks payable to:
Social Service Center
432 Bank Ave., New Iberia, LA 70560
To make a donation electronically:
Social Service Center Volunteers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Susan D'Avy, President
John Manes, Vice President
Harvey Gonsoulin, Treasurer
Carol Gaignard, Executive Director & Secretary
Paul Gulotta, Sr.
Mary Kay Resweber