LUS's Share the Light program is administered through the Msgr. A. O. Sigur Service Center, an agency of the Lafayette Catholic Services Center. Contact the Sigur Center at 337-233-7788.
Interested participants are interviewed by the Sigur Center staff to determine eligibility. Interviews are conducted by appointment. Approved applicants can receive from $10 to a maximum of $300, based on their needs. Due to the overwhelming need, financial assistance can be granted only once every three years.
The following is an explanation of the process to determine eligibility for Share the Light.
Applicants must have:
• Current picture I.D. or driver's license
• Current month's LUS bill
• Proof of income (last two check stubs or record of state benefits) or
• Written proof of unexpected emergency or crisis where applicant had to use funds to offset said emergency “such as hospital bill, medication bill, repair or replacement of major appliance or car repair." Letterhead receipts are required unless not possible. Only a bill of $40 or more is considered for proof of crisis.
Additionally, state and federal assistance can be obtained through the SMILE Community Action Agency.
For more information, contact SMILE at 337-232-6810.