If you need a certified birth certificate to help gain employment, the Homeless Experience Legal Protection or H.E.L.P. Program can work with you. H.E.L.P assists area homeless individuals with obtaining certified copies of birth certificates. These documents help to prove your identity when trying to find shelter and apply for jobs.
H.E.L.P. was after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, when the influx of people who were left without identification and shelter highlighted a large need in the community.
If you are interested in obtaining assistance from H.E.L.P. please contact the Lafayette Bar Association at 337-237-4700.