Other support organizations

There are other organizations that provide transition services and can answer your questions.

Find ones near you in the Resource Directory:

  • Enter your zip code, go to the Education & Employment section, and click on Transition Services.

Here is a summary of some of the main ones:

The Arcs provide the following services. 1. Help with transition to adult life. 2. Job training and placement. 3. Help with education and other services. 4. Respite care.

The Arc of Louisiana has 20 chapters in the state.

Contact the main office and ask which one is closest to you. Tell them what kind of help you need.

Or click the link at the bottom of the page to download a list of chapters: (It will open in a new tab or appear in the bottom corner of your screen.)

Centers for Independent Living can provide the following: 1. Help with transition to adult life 2. Job training and placement. 3. Help finding housing. 4. Support for independent living.  

Call the one nearest you:

This link goes to a directory with addresses, and more contact information about all these centers:


Source: ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program

Families Helping Families can answer your questions and help you decide which adult service agencies may be best for your child.

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Who to call for help?

Image of Families helping Families logo beside the text: Parent support groups and trainings, help with education and other services, they offer free help and advice for many kinds of needs.   

There are ten Families Helping Families (or FHF) programs around the state. Call your nearest office and ask if they are the one serving your parish.

You can call, email or go to their website.

Baton Rouge: FHF of Greater Baton Rouge

Covington: Northshore FHF

Harahan: FHF of Jefferson

Lafayette: FHF of Acadiana

Lake Charles: FHF of Southwest Louisiana

Monroe: FHF of Northeast Louisiana

New Orleans: FHF of Southeast Louisiana

Pineville: FHF at the Crossroads of La

Shreveport: FHF Region 7