Resources

Links to additional Resources:

  • The Board of Directors of Central Louisiana Human Services District conducts its regular monthly meeting on the 1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. The meeting is open to the public.
  • Find Mental Health, Addiction, and Developmental Disability Services in your area here.
  • Freedom of Choice list for Region 6 is a list of local providers of services offered by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD).
    • Each person and/or their family has the right to choose the service provider most qualified to meet their needs. It is important to learn as much as possible about a prospective provider in order to make an informed decision regarding which agency will be best suited to meet you or your family member’s needs. To begin the process of locating a provider, use the Freedom of Choice provider listing map found here.
  • Mental health resources and suicide prevention training at SaveCenla.com
  • Are you pregnant with your first child and receiving Medicaid, WIC or SNAP benefits?
    • Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program for first time moms that provides you with your own nurse until your baby is 2 years old. If you want to learn more, call (318) 487-5399 of contact Donna Mathews at (318) 729-0584.
  • 1.800.QUITNOW for smoking cessation counseling; free NRT while supplies last
  • LA Tobacco Trust: persons who started smoking prior to 1988 may be eligible for NRT, pharmacology, counseling. Visit www.quitwithusla.org  for information
  • 100 Women Who Care About Central LA initiative will give a quarterly donation to any non-church 501c3 that is in Alexandria, quarterly.
  • Apply for Disaster Food Stamp Assistance: www.dcfs.louisiana.gov.
  • Medicaid Eligible Youth with behavior problems? Call 1/800-bayou4you.  Problems reaching someone? Call Eckerd at 318.443.7900 or email ebabcock@eckerd.org
  • Become a foster/adoptive parent: call 1.800.814.1585 or 318.487.5921. or www.dcfs.louisiana.gov
  • Free Computer Classes/Homework Assistance/Language Classes through the Louisiana Jobs and Career Center, visit www.lajacc.org
  • CASA Volunteers needed in the entire region! Contact #318-445-5678 or visit website www.childrensadvocacy.net. CASA volunteers are the VOICE for the children as they navigate through the child welfare system.