Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center

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2018 Community Supporters of The Year

The Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center Community Supporters of the Year for 2018 are Mr. John “Johnny” Indest and the LHC Group.  Founded and y served the LHC Group until the time of his retirement as President and COO.  Johnny continues to serve as a consultant and is on the Board of Directors.

Johnny IndestSince his retirement he has been dedicated to the Center and to God’s beloved poor.  His commitment and generosity are exemplary as he have been the anchor of our ministry on Wednesdays, training and developing new counselors, providing clients with spiritual guidance and prayer and so many other things.  He is always smiling, compassionate and caring.  He reaches out to the community to spread the news of the work that we do at the Center.   He has served on the Board of Directors and is a critical member of our Development Committee.  His company, the LHC Group, donates all the materials we use in our Annual Lenten Campaign.  These donations have saved us thousands of dollars in fundraising expenses, so that these dollars can go directly to helping our clients.


2018 Volunteer of The Year

The Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center Volunteer of the Year for 2018 is Mrs. Susan Thibeaux D’Avy.  Susan has demonstrated commitment and generosity in serving the poor and needy of Iberia Parish as a Counselor for 29 years; a Board member for 16 years; Board President for 6 years; and Program Director for 15 years.

Susan DAvy

During that time, she has been dedicated to the Center and God’s beloved poor, while raising a beautiful family (including bringing baby Sally to work before it was a “thing”) and caring for her mother and grandchildren.  She worked closely with Paul and Shirley DeClouet for many years, helping them with administrative work, meetings and personal issues.  She also willingly takes care of the Milk Fund, Second Harvest activities, and represents the Center at meetings, etc.  She trains and develops new counselors, provides the clients with spiritual guidance and prayer and so many other things.  She is always smiling, compassionate and caring, so that each client feels specially loved by her and Jesus.

St. Edward Milk Fund

As part of the year-long celebration of its 100th Anniversary, St. Edward Church is having a special collection each month to help the poor and needy of the community.  The first gift was presented by Deacon Raymond Derouen (right) to Louis and Carol Gaignard (left and center) of the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center for the Milk Fund.  The Pastor, Father Thomas Vu, and the Church membership wanted to give at least 100 gallons of milk to the children of New Iberia in honor of the Church's 100th Anniversary.  

Paying It Forward

Aston, McKenzie and Seagan

For the past 5 years Seagan and Ashton Segura have collected food for the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center on Terrell Court in New Iberia.  This year they enlisted the help of their cousin, McKenzie Briscoe, and added Astor Place to the collection area.  Residents of the two streets were asked to put any donations outside the door and, with the help of Mom and Dad (Chris and Laurie Segura), the three cousins picked up the donations.  This year they collected over 800 pounds of food from generous neighbors.  It's all about neighbors helping neighbors in need.  Center Director, Carol Gaignard thanked the Seguras for their annual project.  "This family does something very meaningful together as a way of thanking God for His blessings.  We challenge other families on other streets to do the same...Paying it forward."


June 2018 Monthly Report

The Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center has provided assistance in the month of June 2018 as follows:

  • Food ------------------------ 330 families
  • Clothing ------------------- 101 families
  • Milk fund ------------------- 57 families received 360 gallons of milk
  • Prayer & counseling ------ 390 persons
  • $1,195 in housing assistance to 36 families
  • $10,045 in utility assistance to 323 families
  • $1,070 in other financial assistance including diapers, food, bus tickets, burial assistance, I.D.’s, etc.

In the month of June 2018, 1057 persons in 402 families were helped in some way at the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  God bless you.

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Recently, the mother of a preteen came for help. The mother just found a new job after being laid off for about a month. She had not yet received her first paycheck. This is the first time she has been to the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center this year. In addition to 4 gallons of milk, we were able to help her with her water bill, food and clothing. We also prayed with her that her new job would work out and that she would get enough hours to pay her bills. We prayed for her son to do well in school and for his protection. She was very thankful for the help and the prayers.

My Master was so very poor, a manger was His cradling place.
So very rich my Master was, kings came from far to gain his grace.
My Master was so very poor, and with the poor He broke His bread.
So very rich my Master was, that multitudes by Him were fed.
My Master was so very poor, they nailed him naked to a cross.
He gave His all, and knew no loss.

~Magnificat Magazine