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The Dr. Leo S Butler Community Center provides a variety of services to the community such as rent, mortgage and utility assistance such as Project Care for senior citizens. We also provide a monthly food distribution for senior citizens who meet the income guidelines and quarterly commodities distribution every 3 months to eligible households.
Yes, the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center mainly serves the residents of South Baton Rouge.
Applications are accepted Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applications are taken on a "first come, first served" basis until the quota of 30 per day has been met. Applications are taken until funds will be depleted.
At this time, funds are available for energy assistance. Please call 389-4814 or 389-4896 for further details and qualification requirements.
The Food for Families or Commodities distribution dates for the Community Center are the first and third Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For a list of the necessary requirements call 800-522-3333.
For the quarterly commodities program through the Social Services Department call 225-389-4896; 225-389-4814 or the Main Office at 225-358-4561 (BRACA Office).
The East Baton Rouge Parish WIC Office phone number is 225-342-1711. They assist with formula for infants and food for expecting mothers.
The Community Center also offers fitness classes to senior citizens to help them prolong their health and longevity. Call Mrs. Theresa Townsend, the personal trainer at 225-389-4860 for further details concerning the Sensational Seniors Fitness Program. The Community Center also offers computer classes for the senior citizens to help them keep abreast of changing technology and to assist them to become more computer literate. Call the main line, 225-389-4860, for dates and times.
Discover a complete listing of programs available on the Programs page.