Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council

The Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council is a non-profit community-based organization supported by grants from the HIV/AIDS Program of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, and Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), as well as other private and foundation funding. 

These grants provide HIV prevention and education programs, as well medical and social services to persons living with HIV and AIDS.  In addition, fundraisers, memorials, and other donations support the agency's mission. 

All of SLAC’s client services are confidential and free of charge.

                                         We are here for you. 

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World AIDS Day 2016: December 1.  Join us in recognition.

 Medicaid expansion took effect June 1st, 2016.  If your income is at or below 138% of the federal povery guidelines and you have NO Medicare or employer-provided health insurance, you may be eligible for Medicaid coverage.  You can apply at Moss-Memorial Health Clinics, SWLA Center for Health Services, or at the SLAC office. Click here for more information on Medicaid Expansion Open Enrollment information

REMINDER:  LaHAP plans for persons without health insurance (formerly known as ADAP) will END on September 30, 2016.  If you have not signed up for Medicaid by September 15, you risk NOT being able to pick up medications in October. 
LaHAP premium and copayment coverage for persons eligible for Louisiana Medicaid
will end on December 31, 2016.  If you currently have insurance that is paid through LaHAP, please sign up for Louisiana Medicaid by December 10 to avoid loss of coverage.  (Exceptions will be made for those not eligible for Medicaid).
Click HERE to find out how Medicaid expansion may affect your LaHAP coverage from the LaHAP website.

• Important information regarding Medicaid and Taxi Service.

• Rent and utility assistance funding is EXTREMELY limited this year.  A larger than usual number of requests and decreased funds means that we may NOT be able to pay total rent or utility requests.  Our assistance services are for EMERGENCIES ONLY and you must be able to demonstrate to your case manager what has caused this month’s emergency and how you will pay next month.   
PLEASE NOTEALL REQUEST NORMALLY TAKE 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS TO BE PAID. Please do not wait until your “cut off” or eviction date to request assistance.

Regarding nutritional supplements...

CONGRATULATIONS to SLAC’s own Don Beard for making POZ Magazine’s 2015 100 Long-Term Survivors!   (December 2015 issue.)


Food Pantry Schedule:

Tuesday - Thursday:  11am - 4pm

Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council                   1715 Common St.  Lake Charles, LA 70601                    337.439.5861                 www.SLAC.org