American Red Cross

Phone: (337) 656-0837
Fax: (337) 478-1173

  • Disaster preparedness, Health Services ( Ex: Loss of medicine because of fire), Disaster Feeding

Career One Stop


  • Career Test
  • Job Search
  • Resume/ Cover Letter Template
  • Training Locator
  • Much More



  • Teachers step by step how to code. 



  • Course from universities around the world
  • The course are free however, you have to pay for the certificate

Foreman-Reynaud Community Center

215 Albert St.
Lake Charles , Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 436-2509
Fax: (337) 436-9843

  • After school program from 4 to 6 p.m. Mon – Thurs. Free to anyone who needs homework help ages 4 and up.
  • Grades: K- 8th
  • Swimming lessons (ages 5 & up). Call for time schedule.
  • All year around water aerobics – call for time schedule
  • Chair exercise class from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Mon. & Wed. – free to the public.
  • Youth Mentoring Program: 12-18  (meetings once a month)
  • Residency is not a factor 

GCF Learn Free


  • Free GED Test Prep, Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft, Cover Letter Management and more 

Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas & Southwest Louisiana- Mission Services Department

1202 Kirkman St. Ste. C
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 310-1882
Fax: (337) 310-1883

  • Software & Internet Training
  • Job related skill sets (Resume, Job Match, etc.) 

Homework Louisiana


  • Homework assistance for children – adult
  • Resume help
  • A list of websites that provide free education 

Khan Academy


  • Has educational videos on Math (Kindergarten and above), Science, Computing, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance, Test Prep and College Admissions 

Literacy Council

809 Kirby, Suite 126
Lake Charles , Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 494-7000
Fax: (337) 494-7915

  • Provides services to adults, children and families. Services include adult education; English as a second language; reading, writing and mathematics; financial literacy; computer literacy; high school equivalency diploma preparation (HiSET); online classes; and career and college transition assistance.
  • Adult Education classes are available in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Jennings, Grand Lake and DeRidder
  • English as a second language classes are offered in Lake Charles and Jennings
  • Call 337-494-7000 or 1-888-LIT-SWLA for more information



  • Free language tutoring
  • Free online classes 

Music Makers 2 U


Phone: (337) 244-9314

  • Contact: Eva LeBlanc
  •  Pairs deserving middle, high school and McNeese State musicians with gently used instruments.
  • Requires referral from Band or Orchestra Director, private piano or violin teacher.
  • Must attend May camp and concert ( free of charge)
  • Must stay in a formal music program for 2 years ( Band, Orchestra, or Continue Lessons

National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI)

710 W. Prien Lake Rd., Suite 206
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 433-0219
Fax: (337) 433-1860

  • Family to Family – Classes in Spring and Fall for this 12-class course for parents, and caregivers of adults with mental illness.(NOT FOR PERSON W/MENTAL ILLNESS)
  • Basics – Classes in Spring and Fall for this 6-class course for parents, adolescents and caregivers of children with mental illness.
  • Call for dates, times, and places. Registration is required and seating is limited.
  • Family Support Group- meets 3rd Tuesday of Each Month at the NAMI office at 710 W. Prien Lake Rd., Suite 206



  • Has education videos but some charge