About the Central Louisiana Human Services District
How it all started
The Central Louisiana Human Services District (CLHSD) is the result of a multi-year effort to combine the delivery of mental health, addictive disorders, and developmental disability service systems.
Historically, services were provided to the clients by 3 separate systems (Office of Mental Health- OMH, Office of Addictive Disorders- OAD, and Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities- OCDD). It was observed that some clients received services from more than one system and that the systems often overlapped. Louisiana joined all 3 systems and created the 10 Human Services Districts/Authorities (LGEs)
CLHSD provides mental health, substance use, and developmental disability services in Central Louisiana including Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
Now all 3 systems operate under one roof: .
Office of Behavioral Health
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) provides statewide authority and accountability for all behavioral healthcare, including treatment services for mental health and addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or gambling, for Louisiana citizens.
Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) oversees public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.
Now all 3 systems operate under one roof, which makes it easier for clients to access 1, 2 or all 3 systems. CLHSD provides all of these services either directly or indirectly, by contracting with community partners/agencies/organizations, in all 8 of the parishes (Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn) comprising the “Human Services District”. The District provides services to individuals, whether they have money/insurance or not. If you or a family member, friend or neighbor need help dealing with a mental illness such as depression or attention deficit disorder, or an alcohol or drug addiction, or a learning disability, please click on the Services tab at the top of the screen to learn more about our services. You may also get in touch with us by clicking on any one of the “Contact Us” buttons or the “Get Help Now” button.