Louisiana – Lafourche Parish

This list is divided into six categories:

  • Emergency Services,
  • General Resources,
  • Children’s Services,
  • Domestic Violence Services,
  • Health Services,
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

For additional resources, consult the lists for neighboring parishes.


Emergency Contact Information:
This is a listing of significant resources for emergency preparedness.
Website: http://www.lafourchegov.org

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
“The GOHSEP coordinates State Disaster Declarations authorized by the Governor. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.”
Contact Person: Chris Boudreaux Phone: (985) 493-6921
Website: http://gohsep.la.gov/

Lafourche Fire Department
This is a listing of all fire departments and contact numbers for the entire parish.
Website: http://www.lafourchegov.org/government/departments/other-resources/fire-depts

Lafourche County Sheriff’s Department
Phone: (985) 532-2255
Website: http://www.lpso.net/


American Red Cross- Southeast Louisiana Chapter
“The Southeast Louisiana Chapter serves Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes.”
Phone: (504) 620-3105
Website: http://www.redcross.org/la/new-orleans

Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity
Provides families an opportunity to own their own homes. Services both Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.
Phone: (985) 447-6999
Website: http://www.bayouhabitat.org

Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
Offers local and state tourist information, itinerary planning, free maps and brochures.
Phone: (985) 537-5800 or 1 (877) 537- 5800
Website: http://www.visitlafourche.com

Bayou Land Families Helping Families
We are a group of families who, through our own experiences, promote peer support and advocacy and are committed to alleviating hardships of other families who have members with disabilities or special needs.
Phone: (800)-331-5570 or (985) 447-4461
Website: http://www.blfhf.org

FINS (Families In Need of Services)
“It is a new approach designed to bring together resources for the purpose of helping families (troubled youth and their parents) to remedy self-destructive behaviors by juveniles and/or other family members. FINS goals are to reduce formal juvenile court involvement while generating appropriate community services to benefit the child and improve family relations.”
Phone: (985) 449-0919
Website: http://brgov.com/dept/juvenile/fins.htm

Good Samaritan Food Bank
Phone: (985) 537-7706
Website: http://www.htdiocese.org

Housing Authority of Lafourche
Administers section 8 housing assistance and low-income housing programs for families, elderly and people with disabilities.
Phone: (985) 537-5289
Website: http://www.housingchoiceprogram.com/details/lafourche_parish_housing_authority_70394

Lafourche Arc
Lafourche Arc is a professional organization supporting members of our communities with developmental disabilities throughout Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, St. Mary, St. Charles, St. John and St. James Parishes in Louisiana.
Phone: (985)447-6214

Lafourche Parish Community Action Departments
“Since the 70’s, OCA has been committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. OCA focuses on families building partnerships to help make a difference in the lives of families. We are dedicated to the mission of providing resources, services and fostering partnerships in Lafourche that will enable low- income individuals to attain the skills, knowledge and motivations and secure the opportunities needed for them to achieve self-sufficiency, enhance family stability and revitalize their community. “
Phone: (985) 446-8427
Website: http://www.lafourchegov.org/government/departments/community-action

Lafourche Parish Community Action Program
“We are dedicated to the mission of enhancing lives within the community by promoting education, preventing homelessness and hunger, and encouraging partnership involvement.”
North Lafourche Office: (985) 446-6731
South Lafourche Office: (985) 632-3989
Website: http://www.lafourchegov.org/government/departments/office-of- community-action/community-action-programs

LAGenWeb Project: Lafourche Parish

“This online database service is FREE to library card holders for most public libraries across the United States.
Website: http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/

Lafourche Parish Department of Community Services
Maintains and upgrades the quality of life in Lafourche Parish with Head Start, Community Action.
Phone: (985) 537-7603 OR 1-800-794-3160,
Website: http://www.lafourchegov.org/government/departments/community-services

County Office
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Website: http://www.countyoffice.org


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
“We promote and support trained community volunteers to represent our children and help secure for each child a nurturing, safe and permanent home.”
Phone: (998) 446-6600
Website: http://www.casaoflafourche.org

Child Care Resources Region III
“Provides a referral to help make decisions about child care which addresses individual needs or child placement while parents work or further their education.”
Phone: (985) 446-8330
Website: http://www.agendaforchildren.org/contact-us.html

Department of Education
“Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. While all students can learn, not all students start school ready to succeed. Research shows that children who participate in a high quality early childhood program are more likely to enter school kindergarten ready, which has a lasting impact on their academic success.”
Phone: (877) 453-2721
Website: http://www.louisianabelieves.com

Department of Children and Family Services Resources
“This website displays all current facilities licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services and gives links to their websites.”
Website: http://www.myflfamilies.com/

Early Steps
Early Steps provides services to families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays.
Phone: (985) 447- 4461
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/619

Lafourche Parish Community Service
Lafourche Community Services, Office for Children, Youth and Family Services: Foster Care, Adoption, Child Protection.
Phone: (985) 447-0945
Website: http://www.dss.state.la.us

Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility
Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility is a residential care facility for children who have removed from their homes by the state because of abuse or neglect or those who have been referred by the court system.
Phone: (985)448-1436
Website: http://lafourche.k12.la.us/email/search.asp?l=JJC


“Chez Hope, Inc.
A non-profit 501C3 organization, was established in 1982 to serve victims of domestic violence in the southern region parishes of Louisiana. We serve St. Mary, Lafourche, and Assumption Parishes.”
Phone: (985) 449-1301
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1 (800) 331-5303
Website: http://chezhope.org/

The Haven
“The Haven provides shelter, counseling and other support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to empower survivors of family violence to live safe, independent, and violence free lives.”
Phone: (985) 438-1238
24 hr. Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-915-0045
24 hr. Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-777-8868
Website: http://havenhelps.org/

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
“The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the federally designated statewide coalition of shelters, non-residential programs and individuals working to end domestic violence in Louisiana. Our programs serve people from everywhere in Louisiana and who come from all backgrounds.”
Hotline 24/7: 1-888-411-1333
Website: http://www.lcadv.org


Bayou Region Supports and Services Center
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, residential services
Phone: (985) 449-5181
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/476

Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
“This long name encompasses all that we try to do — provide your family with the most up to date medical care possible in today’s world.”
Phone: (985) 448-3700

Children’s Special Health Services
The CSHS program is the principle public agency ensuring that children and youth who have special health care needs in Louisiana have access to health care services designed to minimize their disabilities and maximize their probabilities of enjoying independent and self-sufficient lives.
Phone: (225) 342-9500
Website: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/740

Department of Health and Hospitals Family Resources
The Department of Health and Hospitals offers a variety of services for families and children, varying from physical fitness programs and behavioral health options to maternal and child health programs. By providing accurate and timely information on a variety of health issues, Louisiana families can rely DHH for everyday health news and updates during times of emergency. For more information on how the Department serves families and children, please refer to the following links.
Website: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/29/n/65

Lafourche Parish Medicaid Office Resources and Links
“Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Department of Health and Hospitals.”
Website: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/220/n/20

Lafourche Parish Health Unit
“Services Provided: Family Planning, WIC and Nutrition Services, Prenatal, Immunizations”
Cut Off Phone: (985) 632-5567
Thibodaux Phone: (985) 447-0921
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/5138

Rheumatoid Arthritis
“The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up- to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.”
Phone: 1(800) 405-4043
Website: https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/


Bayou Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Phone: (985) 446- 0643
Website: http://www.yellowpages.com/thibodaux-la/mip/bayou-council-on- alcoholism-drug-abuse-3031634

Behavioral Health Medicine Program
“In collaboration with the patient, the team develops and implements an individualized treatment plan, which can be modified based upon the patient’s progress in the program.”
Phone: (504) 842-7350
Website: https://my.ochsner.org/prd/

Lafourche Mental Health Center
Phone: (985) 537-6823 or (800) 840-7758
Website: http://lpcoroner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=15

Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court
The Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court was established in April 1999 as an alternative to traditional methods of treating people with substance abuse problems within the criminal justice system.
Thibodaux Phone: (985) 446-1970
Galliano Phone: (985) 325-3166
Website: http://lpdtc.org/adultdrugcourt.htm

Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office
“Provide quality services as required by law or mandated by the public in order to enhance the health, safety, and general well-being of the citizens and guests of Lafourche Parish.”
Phone: (985) 537-7055
Website: http://lpcoroner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=6

Mental Help. Net
Our searches list 484 licensed alcohol and drug treatment centers throughout Louisiana. MentalHelp’s comprehensive treatment directory can help you make the perfect Louisiana substance treatment program decision for yourself, your spouse or your child.
Website: https://www.mentalhelp.net/care/substance-abuse/la

Ochsner St. Anne General Behavioral Health Center
“The Ochsner St. Anne General Behavioral Health Center is a 10-bed inpatient acute psychiatric unit for adult patients (18 years of age or older). Services include psychiatric evaluations, individual and group therapy, recreational therapy and psychosocial, recreational and nursing assessments as well as medication stabilization in a therapeutic environment.”
Phone: (985) 537 8292 or 1-800-793-0361
Website: http://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner_st_anne_general_behavioral_health_center/

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
“The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry into the developmental disabilities services system.”
Phone: (985) 449-5167
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/475

South Central Louisiana Services
Provides behavioral health and development disability services to the residents of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes.
CRISIS ASSIST LINK LINE: 1-877-500-9997 Phone: (985) 858.2931
Website: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/237

“Rehabs.com was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: to provide information for those suffering with substance abuse and behavioral addictions – either personally or through loved ones – and to connect those people with the treatment programs that can help them.”
Phone: 1(888) 823-3169
Website: http://www.rehabs.com/guides/substance-abuse-and-anxiety-disorders