Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) is a state office that helps people with disabilities reach their goals for living and working in the community.

LRS is part of the Louisiana Workforce Commission:

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, or LRS, helps people with disabilities to live and work in their communities. They have two different programs under them. The first is the Vocational Rehabilitative Services or VR Services. That helps with job training, placement, and support. The second program is the Independent Living Program. That helps with life skills and personal support. In addition to these programs, the also offer Blind Service that provide extra employment and living support.  

The Independent Living Program:

  • Helps you find a place to live and find the daily-living support services you need

  • Offers services that may include peer support and training in independent-living skills

Click on "LRS Independent Living Program" below to learn more:

What does it do?

  • Helps you find a place to live and the support services you need

  • Services may include training in independent living skills and peer support

To qualify, you must:

  • have a significant developmental disability that makes it hard for you to live independently or in the community, and

  • be able to benefit from support services and improve your ability to live on your own or in a community

What to expect:

  • An Independent Living Specialist will work with you to see if you qualify for services.

  • They will refer you to an Independent Living Center, where you can talk to someone and find the help you need. You can also call these centers yourself. We'll tell you how later in this Guide.

Here's how to contact LRS:

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

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To learn more about LRS vocational services, see our Employment Guide!


Sources: Louisiana Workforce Commission, LRS