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

  • 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  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:

  • Medicaid Eligible Youth with behavior problems? Call 1/800-bayou4you.  Problems reaching someone? Call Eckerd at 318.443.7900 or email

  • Become a foster/adoptive parent: call 1.800.814.1585 or 318.487.5921. or

  • Free Computer Classes/Homework Assistance/Language Classes through the Louisiana Jobs and Career Center, visit

  • CASA Volunteers needed in the entire region! Contact #318-445-5678 or visit website 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.

  • This notice informs you about a class action lawsuit against the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Department of Health (A.A. et al. v. Phillips). You may be either a member of the class or a person who may be concerned with the interests of potential class members. This class action suit seeks to improve the mental health services that are available and provided to children and youth under age 21 who are on Medicaid.