NEW DATES: Mobile Workforce Center to help Hurricane Ida survivors apply for disaster assistance

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UPDATE:

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A location change has been made in Tangipahoa Parish. The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the new location will be at the Tangipahoa Parish Library.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Mobile Workforce Center continues to travel to parishes recovering from Hurricane Ida to help residents apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

“We know there are still thousands of Louisianians without power right now, who otherwise may not be able to apply for this aid,” said LWC Secretary Ava Cates. “Our team is working tirelessly to ensure people who are displaced right now are able to keep their head above water.”

LWC added new dates and parishes that will not interfere with emergency response efforts.

St. James Parish: Sept. 10th – 11th, 9 AM to 6 PM, First Community Antioch Baptist Church 10860
Hwy. 3125, Lutcher, LA 70071

Ascension Parish: Sept. 12th – Sept. 13th, 9 AM to 6 PM, Lemann Memorial Center, 1100 Clay Street,
Donaldsonville, LA 70346

St. John Parish: Sept. 14th – Sept. 15th, 9 AM to 6 PM, River Parishes Community College Reserve
Campus, 181 Regala Park Rd, Reserve, LA 70084

Terrebonne Parish: Sept. 16th – 17th, 9 AM to 6 PM, Sept.18th, 9 AM to 2 PM, St. Luke Baptist Church,
3755 Bayou Black Rd., Houma, LA

Livingston Parish: Sept. 20th, 9 AM to 6 PM, Albany/Springfield Library, 26941 LA 43, Albany, LA
70711

Tangipahoa Parish: Sept. 21st, 9 AM to 6 PM, Tangipahoa Parish Library – Hammon, 314 East Thomas St., Hammond, LA 70401

St. Helena Parish: Sept. 22nd, 9 AM to 6 PM, Northshore Technical & Community College, Florida
Parishes, 7067 Hwy. 10, Greensburg, LA 70441

St. Charles Parish: Sept. 23rd – 24th, 9 AM to 4 PM, Killona Community Services Center, 201 Hwy
3141, Killona, LA 70057

President Biden granted, and the Department of Labor expedited, a major disaster declaration request for 25
Louisiana parishes. This makes disaster unemployment assistance available to businesses and residents
whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ida.

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