Who We Are

Based in Lafayette, LA, The Acadiana Outreach Center provides market-based solutions to social problems through holistic innovation, creating self-sufficient people and sustainable communities. We provide families in poverty with a full continuum of services including emergency and transitional shelter, skills training, housing and employment programs, licensed addiction and mental health treatment centers.



LIGHTHOUSE_10In our fight against poverty, we help our client’s access...

Safe Housing
Meaningful Employment
Food & Clothing
Financial Stability
Community Connections
Optimal Mental & Physical Health
Spiritual & Emotional Well-Being





We Have Also...

Initiated strategic scaling via start-ups and mergers/acquisitions resulting in 380% increase in low-income clients served from 1,500/yr to 5,700/yr with vital social services to 16,800 low-income people over the last five years.

Developed internationally-recognized award-winning service learning partnership with state university’s colleges engaging 500+ students working with people in poverty for artistic and horticulture enterprises and architecture design/build projects for social services, affordable housing (2003-2008).

Implemented a regional client information management technology system (ServicePoint) for nonprofits and government agencies improving client outcomes, and providing governments and NGOs with quantifiable data of Louisiana citizens’ needs.

Been honored to receive national recognition for best-practices in innovation (2005-2007); we have instituted a corporate culture of innovation, cascading leadership, and creativity with sustainable, replicable systems and standards of excellence across departments.