Resources

Where there is help, there is hope.”

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Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority

(The Office of Behavioral Health)
3505 Fifth Avenue, Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone: 337.475.3100
Fax: 337.475.3105
Website: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/239
 
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. The agency oversees the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP), the statewide management contract for most behavioral health services, and delivers direct care through both hospitalization and community based treatment programs.  Services are provided for Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible populations.
 
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Resource Management Services

Mental Health Rehabilitation – Adults, Adolescents, Children and Families

1333 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Phone: 337-437-4014

RMS offers Home and Community-Based Services, Medication Management, Psychosocial Skills Training and Counseling, Behavior Management Services, School-Related Services, Addiction Services and 24-Hour Response. In addition to medication, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan. The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends, and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery.

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Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

“You want to work, we make it happen” 

3616 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Phone: 337-475-8038

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services is a State agency that assists persons with disabilities to obtain and/or maintain employment. While working to reach the employment goal, the agency may provide numerous other services. To be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, the individual must:

  • Have a physical or mental ability which for the individual constitutes or results in substantial impediment to employment; and
  • Be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of employment; and
  • Require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment.
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The Extra Mile

Client Assistance & Program Support

1900 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201

Phone: 318-388-6088

As state and federal appropriations have diminished, the needs have not. The Extra Mile fills the gaps…because we care. Though not all individuals in our region suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities, it is fairly accurate to say that every individual, directly or indirectly, will feel the impact of one of these diseases during his or her lifetime. The Extra Mile has two resource or drop-in centers for mental health peers run by peers who have reached an understanding of their mental illness and are successfully handling it. The drop-in centers are located at 912 St. John Street, Monroe, LA and 901 White Street, Ruston, LA.

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CPSB Library Services

Children and Grief

2423 6th St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Phone: 337-217-4250

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially for young children. Parents, teachers and friends may struggle to find the words needed to explain and comfort. Fortunately there are a great number of resources available to help find ways to speak with children about life and loss. Calcasieu Parish School Libraries have a wealth of information available to students, teachers and parents.

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The Social Security Administration

U.S. Social Security Administration

825 Ryan St., Suite 100
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Phone: 1-877-409-8431

We deliver services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services. We also have a presence in U.S. embassies around the globe. For the public, we are the “face of the government.” The rich diversity of our employees mirrors the public we serve.

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