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.

  • Dial 2-1-1 for a free, confidential connection to information and local resources including basic needs (food, clothing, housing), volunteer opportunities, health care, income support & employment, mental health & substance abuse services, and organizational & community services. United Way 2-1-1’s trained, experienced staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays.