HUD Subsidized Apartments

CARC is the managing agent for three HUD subsidized apartment complexes in Lake Charles. The two complexes in Lake Charles are located at 145 Hathaway Street and at 502 Louie Street. We also have a complex located in Sulphur on Maplewood Drive. These complexes afford opportunities to people with low income and developmental disabilities to live in the community with the support level they require to meet their needs. All apartments are one bedroom units and each complex has an onsite manager to address tenant needs. Rent is based on the person’s income and CARC maintains the complexes to ensure the safety and security of the tenants. These complexes work hand in hand with CARC’s Supervised Independent Living and Personal Care Attendant Services to provide the needed supports for the residents.

For more information on our Hathaway Street Apartments, Louie Street Apartments or the Stroud Manor Apartments contact Bennett McNeal at 337-433-3620 ext. 238 or bmcneal@carc.us.

Louie Street Apartments

Hathaway Apartments

Stroud Manor Apartments

Children's Choice Waiver

CARC provides services through the Children's Choice Waiver for children with developmental disabilities between the ages of birth and 18 years old. Children's Choice provides funding for supplemental support services to children with disabilities who currently live at home with their families or for those planning to leave an institutional setting to return home.

They receive a specified monetary amount annually for support services which include case management, attendant care services, home and vehicle modifications, and parent/family training. Attendant care services provides for a trained, competent direct service worker to work with the child on activities of daily learning including hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, recreation and other services that benefit the child's development.

For more information on our Children's Choice Waiver program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 or gpoullard@carc.us.

Community Choices Waiver

Community Choices Waiver (formerly known as the Elderly and Disabled Adult Waiver) provides services for people 65 years of age or older or for adults 21 through 64 years of age with an adult onset disability. Services in this program are designed to assist the person with maintaining his/her autonomy and presence in the community by offering needed supports in the person's home instead of in a more restrictive environment such as a nursing facility.

This program offers assistance with daily living skills such as meal preparation, hygiene, housekeeping, transportation for medical appointments and other everyday needs of the participant. People in this program may also qualify for other services such as home modifications, personal emergency response units, home delivered meals, and skilled maintenance therapies.

For more information on our Community Choices Waiver program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or gpoullard@carc.us.

Long Term Personal Care

CARC provides services through the Long Term Personal Care program for people with disabilities who are 21 years of age and older who need assistance with at least one activity of daily living, meet a nursing facility level of care, and will either be discharged from a nursing facility or be admitted to one within the next 120 days.

These services allow people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in the community to receive the support they need to maintain their health and autonomy. CARC provides trained, competent staff to assist in activities of daily living such as eating, hygiene, transferring, light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, and other supports based on the persons level of need.

For more information on our Long Term Personal Care Services program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or gpoullard@carc.us.

Personal Care Attendant

CARC's Personal Care Attendant Services is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and advocate for their rights through programs developed by person-centered planning that ensures the fullest possible development in the least restrictive setting. Further, this goal includes the prevention, avoidance, and/or delay of institutionalization.

CARC is dedicated to providing a wide array of quality services. The objective of the PCA Services is to meet the needs of those individuals whose disabilities preclude the acquisition of certain individual skills. CARC accomplishes this by providing trained, competent direct service workers to assist people in their own homes or in their family homes with activities of daily living such as hygiene, housekeeping, shopping, transportation, meal preparation, recreation and other supports based on the needs and personal outcomes of the person.

For more information on our Personal Care Attendant Services program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or CARC's Personal Care Attendant Services is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and advocate for their rights through programs developed by person-centered planning that ensures the fullest possible development in the least restrictive setting. Further, this goal includes the prevention, avoidance, and/or delay of institutionalization.

For more information on our Personal Care Attendant Services program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or gpoullard@carc.us.

Supported Independent Living

CARC's Supervised Independent Living program is designed to provide services, in a person's own home or apartment, that will increase his/her ability to live independently. Supported Independent Living Services are available to people with developmental disabilities 21 years of age or older who live on their own or with an elderly or disabled caregiver. The program provides support services as well as supervision as needed for a person while at the same time striving for total independence so that only periodic follow-up services are necessary.

Supervised Independent Living Services include assistance and support with money management, maintaining good health through assistance with doctor visits and medication issues, and learning skills necessary to live independently such as cooking, cleaning, use of transportation options, and recreational outings among others. This service program goes hand in hand with our HUD Subsidized Apartments, Patio Homes, and shared living arrangements.

For more information on our Supervised Independent Living program, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or gpoullard@carc.us.

Patio Homes

CARC has six Patio Homes that provide safe affordable housing to people with disabilities. The Patio Homes provide the opportunity for three people to live together in a three bedroom house and share the living expenses as well as support services. It also provides an opportunity for community inclusion and participation for people who do not want to live by themselves.

For more information on our Patio Homes, contact Guen Poullard at 337-433-3620 ext. 224 or gpoullard@carc.us.