Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (CAAH) is a non-profit organization of homeless service providers dedicated to ending homelessness through:
Development of Affordable Housing, and
Advocacy on Homeless Issues
We are a coalition of diverse agencies providing Housing and Support Services for homeless persons in the greater Baton Rouge. The services offered by our member agencies include:
Mental health counseling,
Substance abuse treatment,
Life Skills training, and
Employment/ Job Assistance
The work of Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless has been furthered in 2011-2012 through grants from:
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
EJ and Margery Ourso Foundation
Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge
Pennington Family Foundation
Walmart Foundation - State Giving Program
Huey & Angelina Wilson Foundation
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Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
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A Brief History
Several flags have flown over Baton Rouge since its founding. Those of France, England, Spain, West Florida, Louisiana, Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.
In 1699, French explorers discovered the area where Baton Rouge is now located. D'Iberville's writings refer to the area, as Istrouma or Red Stick, which when translated into French becomes Baton Rouge. Records of D'Iberville describe large reddened poles erected by Indians with fish and bear heads attached in sacrifice. These may have designated boundaries at a point separating the hunting grounds of the Bayou Goula and the Houma Indian tribes.
In 1718, the French are alleged to have constructed a fort near the area to protect travelers from New Orleans to northern outposts. The Baton Rouge area then belonged to France. The area was transferred to England by the treaty of Paris in 1763. Following this, the settlement was renamed New Richmond.
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BRPCC is happy to support Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) and helping them in their mission to "bridge the digital divide" in Louisiana!
BRPCC would like to remind you to take advantage of the "Indigo Green: Free Drop-Off Week" cooperative event with Hotel Indigo. Just bring over your unused electronics, drop them off at the CACRC warehouse to receive a donation voucher and a certificate of destruction, and you're done!
To learn more about the CACRC's mission in this state, our work with low-income families, and upcoming events, check out their latest YouTube video below:
The "Computers for Louisiana's Families" Program
CACRC works hard to ensure every family in need is able to obtain a computer for their household.
In order to qualify for this reduced-price program, participants complete their application into the program by bringing a current Louisiana ID or driver's license, in addition to either:
A free/reduced lunch letter
A food stamp card
A Medicaid card
Unemployment or disability paperwork
A current college ID
Come in today to get top-quality, tested and refurbished laptops AND desktops. All of CACRS computer systems - whether desktops or laptops - come with Open Office, Windows 7, anti-virus protection and a 60-day warranty.
About the CACRC
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is an R2-certified, nonprofit organization committed to e-scrap reduction and the use of recycled goods by reducing the stream of used electronics to landfills.
Contributions fuel this organization, which in turn helps to provide refurbished computers and electronics at a reduced price to low-income individuals through our "Computers for Louisiana's Families" program, in addition to nonprofits, small businesses and other organizations.
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council
1400 Main Street I Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business No.: (225) 379-3577 I Fax No.: (225) 379-3496
Store Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Donation Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Mayor's HealthyCity Initiative:
To Communicate, Collaborate, Coordinate.
Our Mission: To identify and coordinate efforts aimed at healthy living and an active lifestyle into a unifying commitment to better health.
Baton Rouge is fortunate to have a myriad of strong health organizations, from nonprofit entities to award winning hospitals, working to increase healthy eating and active lifestyle choices in our community. The Mayor's Healthy City Initiative (MHCI) identifies these organizations and the public services they provide in order to coordinate their efforts and facilitate greater social impact through collaborative work. Unified, we can do more to build our community's commitment to better health.
The MHCI is subdivided into three separate but compatible parts. Healthy BR focuses on preventing negative health outcomes through encouraging healthier eating and more active lifestyles. Med BR specifically addresses access to care and health outcomes. Finally, the InnovationCenter centers on research and data analysis to help us understand our current levels of health as a community and set ambitious goals for the future. Each subgroup engages a variety of partner organizations in a cooperative effort to increase health and wellness for Baton Rouge citizens.
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