Darcelle Florence, Director
JeffCAP Head Start has a 50-year old history of providing comprehensive, high quality, developmentally appropriate services to children and their families in Jefferson Parish. The Head Start program supports a child’s growth and development by providing early childhood education, individualized teaching, safe, clean, well equipped classrooms, health, nutrition and mental health services. We work with the parent if their child has a disability or other special needs, we assist in receiving services and we adhere to the IEP or IFSP. We also strengthen our families’ thorough parent education, parent support, and providing links to Jefferson Parish resources and services. Head Start serves children 3-5 years and is a “center based,” ten (10) month program.
Our Early Head Start program provides comprehensive, high quality, individualized services to children and their families. The EHS program supports a child’s growth and development by providing early childhood education, individualized teaching, safe, clean, well equipped classrooms, supporting social and emotional development, emerging communication and physical skills, health, nutrition and mental health services. We work with the parent if their child has a disability or other special needs, will assist in receiving services and will adhere to the IFSP.
We also strengthen our families’ thorough parent education, parent support, and links to Jefferson Parish resources and services. Early Head Start serves children from 6 weeks-3 years, in a center based, twelve (12) month program. Early Head Start also has a Pregnant Woman program with comprehensive pre-natal and post-natal care and services.
The JeffCAP Community Centers offer programs and services that are embodied in a “wrap around” model that strengthen families. By strengthening the emphasis on employment and promoting personal responsibility, our belief is that families can and will move to self-sufficiency.
Employment Services – Clients are assisted with Job search, Job Readiness, Resume Preparation, Youth Summer Employment, Computer Classes, Employment Referrals, Supportive Services, and Council on Aging Seniors OJT Opportunities.
Education Services – Assistance with obtaining skills/competencies for employment, Assistance with completing ABE/GED and receive certificate or diploma.
Energy Payment Assistance
Financial assistance may be available to pay energy and heating bills. Program is income based and subject to funding availability.
Income Management Services
Volunteer Income Tax Preparation
Cox Cable Senior Discount
Prescription Drug Discount, Budgeting Classes
Housing Services - Comprehensive Housing Counseling to tenants and homeowners. Housing financial assistance as available; First-Time Homebuyers Program, Home Maintenance; Financial Fitness Training, and Reverse Mortgage Counseling to seniors that are 62 years or older.
Community Gardens Projects
Bus Tokens/Bus Passes
Referrals to degree/certificate programs
Wide arrays of services are provided at the following locations:
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