Celebrating 50 Years of Making a Difference in St. James Parish

Published 4:50 pm Saturday, June 3, 2023

ST. JAMES PARISH — The Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce the celebration of 50 years of the Community Action Agency, which has been making a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families in St. James Parish. To commemorate this milestone, St. James Parish is hosting a series of Community Action Week Celebrations and cordially inviting the residents to come out to a meet and greet event.

The Community Action Week Celebrations will take place on the following dates and locations:


Good Children Hall

Date: June 6

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Address: 19515 Hwy 643, South Vacherie, LA


Westbank Reception Center

Date: June 7

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Address: 2455 Highway 18 Vacherie, LA 70090


Convent Community Center

Date: June 8

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Address: 5775 Highway 44, Convent, LA 70723


These events will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the positive impact of our Community Action Agency over the past five decades. Attendees will have the chance to meet the dedicated individuals who have been instrumental in delivering essential services and empowering individuals and families in need.

“We are immensely proud of the achievements of our Community Action Agency over the last 50 years,” said Ingrid LeBlanc, director of the Department of Human Resources. “This milestone is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and the strong support we have received from the St. James Parish community. We invite everyone to join us in commemorating this significant accomplishment and celebrating the positive changes that have been made possible through our collective efforts.”

The meet and greet event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the wide range of services offered by the Community Action Agency. Attendees will also have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with agency staff, volunteers, and community leaders.

We extend a warm invitation to residents, community organizations, elected officials, and all stakeholders to come and join us in recognizing the contributions made by the Community Action Agency to the well-being of individuals and families in St. James Parish. Together, we can celebrate the past achievements and renew our commitment to building an even brighter future for our community.