Yes, the Charles R. Kelly Community Center serves ZIP codes 70811, 70812, and some of 70805, 70818 and 70739. Each community center serves different ZIP codes.
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The Charles R. Kelly Community Center is located at:
3535 Riley StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70805
The Charles R. Kelly Community Center through the Office of Social Services offers a variety of services to eligible households such as: rent, mortgage, and utility assistance; project care for seniors; and prescriptions filled (maximum of $50). We also serve as an emergency food pantry that requires a documented emergency; food for seniors (40 pounds); a monthly distribution for seniors meeting income guidelines; and quarterly commodities distributed every 3 months to eligible households.
Call the center office at 225-357-5013 for information.
Seniors may apply for assistance with their utility bills, emergency rent and mortgage assistance, and with new prescriptions, subject to funds available.
Yes, the Charles R. Kelly Community Center is a VITA site to e-file your taxes. Please call 225-389-5464 for an appointment.
Yes, the Charles R. Kelly Community Center has a medical clinic; however, it currently is not open at this time for patients.
Yes, we offer the Senior Wellness Enrichment and Enhancement Program (S.W.E.E.P.), classes in sewing, dance, exercise, drama, flower arranging and jewelry making. Please call 225-389-5464 for more information.
Yes, there is a program that gives seniors (60 years and up) 40 pounds of food on the first Thursday of each month. The program is called Food for Families. Also, commodities are given quarterly to those who qualify.
Food for Families is administered by the Catholic Diocese of New Orleans. You may reach their office by calling 1-800-522-3333, or 225-357-9099.
To apply for OSS quarterly commodities that are given every three months, you may come into the center and bring in a picture ID, current proof of income, Social Security numbers for each household member, and you must live in one of the center’s ZIP code areas of: 70811, 70812, some of 70805, 70818, and 70839.
Yes, the Ronnie Edwards Event room. It accommodates 150 guests. Please call 225-389-5464 for more information.
Currently there is no office space available for rent.