Mental health/substance abuse


Children's Bureau - The Children's Bureau of New Orleans is a mental health agency providing community-based services to more than 3,000 children and their families each year. If you are suffering from high levels of stress or anxiety, or you have been a victim of violence, you can request an appointment to assess your eligibility for counseling anytime.

Children's Hospital: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center - The program offers acute inpatient treatment specifically designed to meet the needs of children ages 8 to 12 and a separate adolescent unit for teens ages 13 to 17. Patients who are admitted to the program are experiencing acute psychiatric and emotional symptoms that interfere with their ability to function at home and or school.

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority - Their mission is to see individuals and families in Jefferson Parish affected by mental illness, addictive disorders or developmental disabilities live full, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources, including the integration of primary care into clinical services.

Jewish Family Services (JFS) - JFS helps the community strengthen the family and the individual to reach their full potential through various programs and services including: providing individual and group counseling, educating young people about depression and suicide prevention, promoting independence for the elderly, providing case management, and assisting in adoptions.

Louisiana State University (LSU) Behavioral Sciences Center - The LSU Behavioral Sciences Center offers resources for mental health care. They deliver both innovative and personalized treatment to patients with a wide variety of mental disorders with special expertise in those with medical and neurological complications.

Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) - MHSD oversees the delivery of publicly-funded, community-based mental health, addictive disorders and developmental disabilities services to adults, children and families of Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes. In particular, they serve residents who are uninsured or Medicaid eligible, though developmental disabilities services do not have income restrictions.

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) | New Orleans - NAMI New Orleans offers hope, help, and healing to people with mental illness - and to those who share their lives - through family support, education and advocacy, and quality psychosocial services.

New Orleans Family Justice Center (NOFJC) - NOFJC offers trauma informed counseling services at no financial cost to adults and children who are victims/survivors of violence including: family violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence. Individuals can call the NOFJC 24 hour crisis line at (504) 866-9554 or call 504-592-4005 to schedule an appointment. The New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

New Orleans Musician's Clinic (NOMC) - The (NOMC) is a not-for-profit occupational medicine and wellness partnership offering affordable, comprehensive health care to New Orleans' musicians.

Ochsner - Depending upon the nature of a patient's problem, Ochsner provides treatment services ranging from short-term outpatient counseling or group therapy to hospital inpatient or day patient programs.

River Oaks Hospital - River Oaks Hospital is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children that treats acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders.

Tulane Behavioral Health Center - The Tulane Behavioral Health Clinic is located on the 4th floor of Tulane Medical Center and provides psychiatric services to individuals and families who are in need of ongoing psychiatric treatment at the least restrictive level of care. Services include psychiatric evaluations, psychological evaluations, medication management, and individual and family psychotherapies

VIA LINK 2-1-1 - In 2015 VIA LINK launched a Teen Crisis Textline to provide teens with a confidential outlet to discuss their issues. The textline is set to serve youth ages 14-22 experiencing emotional distress.Counselors texting with youth are trained professionals and provide emotional support, information, and/or referrals to community resources and crisis intervention as needed. Text 504-777-EASE (3273) to reach the line.


Lawyers Committee - The Lawyers Committee hosts a national hotline and conducts follow-up written reports with individuals who have been impacted by hate incidents. Individuals who would like to speak with the Lawyers’ Committee can receive legal, social, and mental health services which Lawyers’ Committee provides through state and local resources.

Mental - provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion & Youth Violence Prevention - This Center offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to come together to prevent youth violence. We believe that with the right resources and support, states and local communities can collaborate to foster safe and healthy school and community environments that prevent youth violence and support the overall well-being of all children and youth, regardless of their ZIP code.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


school push out & Juvenile Justice

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - The ACLU is committed to challenging the "school-to-prison pipeline," a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal.

Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track - A program of the Advancement Project, a civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” that advances universal opportunity and a just democracy for those left behind in America. The Advancement Project has focused on the use and devastating effects of harsh school discipline policies and practices and the increased role of law enforcement in public schools. They work at both the national level and on the ground with community partners to examine, expose, and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students.

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) - FFLIC's mission is to create a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. They are a grassroots membership-based organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training they strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families. As mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and allies, they believe in and implement a model of organizing that is people- and community-centered, and is explicitly anti-racist.

Louisiana Center for Children's Rights (LACCR) - LACCR defends the right of Louisiana's most vulnerable children to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. They are policy analysts, law reform advocates, and community partners who design and build the supports – from safe schools to service provider networks – that strengthen communities, expand opportunity, and keep vulnerable children out of the juvenile justice system.

National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) - NJJN leads a movement of state-based juvenile justice reform organizations and a growing cadre of Youth Justice Leadership Institute alumni to secure state and federal laws, policies and practices that are fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate for all children, youth and families involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the justice system. Founded in 2005, NJJN is currently comprised of 53 members in 40 states.

NYS Prison to College Pipeline (P2CP) - An initiative of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the goal of the P2CP is to increase the number of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people who go to college and succeed there.


restorative justice

Center for Restorative Approaches (CRA) - The CRA helps people uncover their natural ability to respond to destructive behavior in constructive ways. They provide communities with training, tools, and processes to build relationships and that allow for those most impacted by conflict and crime to develop their own solutions and ways of repairing harm.

Civil Rights Project's Center for Civil Rights Remedies (CCRR) - CCRR is dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for children from subgroups who have been discriminated against historically due to their race/ethnicity, and who are frequently subjected to exclusionary practices such as disciplinary removal, over-representation in special education, and reduced access to a college-bound curriculum