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 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.
Website: The Arc of Louisiana Homepage (It will open in a new tab.)
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.)
Call the one nearest you:
Alexandria: New Horizons – 318-484-3596 - http://www.nhilc.org/
Baton Rouge: Resources for Independent Living – 225-753-4772- http://www.noril.org/
Kenner: Resources for Independent Living – 504-522-1955 - http://www.noril.org/
Lafayette: Southwest Louisiana Independence Center – 337-269-0027 - https://slic-la.org/
Lake Charles: Southwest Louisiana Independence Center – 337-477-7194 - https://slic-la.org/
Leesville: Southwest LA Independence Center, Inc. – 337-238-1972
Monroe: New Horizons– 318-323-4374 – http://www.nhilc.org/
Shreveport: New Horizons – 318-671-8131 – http://www.nhilc.org/
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.
Who to call for help?
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