Community Services DirectorMission Statement
The Department of Community Services is committed to supporting individuals and providing a safety net for struggling families in St. Charles Parish through caring service.

Contact Information
Community Services Director Joan Diaz
Phone: (985) 764-7944
Fax: (985) 764-7943
General Inquiries: Fill out the form
Emergency Operations Center
(After-Hours): (985) 783-5050

Community Services Department Main Office
Allen Arterbury Building
14564 River Road (Highway 48)
New Sarpy, LA 70078

Community Services Department Satellite Office
Edward A. Dufresne Community Center
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Parish Government Holidays (Offices Closed)

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The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services is committed to the development and delivery of quality programs while preserving the dignity and potential of every person. In collaboration with our community partners, the department provides programs and services that serve as a safety net for struggling families throughout St. Charles Parish. The department will respond to the needs of residents to alleviate pain and suffering, improve the quality of life, offer options for change and break the cycle of poverty. The department's mission is rooted in service to the community and is characterized by programs and services that are responsive to needs identified through a comprehensive intake and assessment process.