Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services provides community coordination services to adults and children with a diagnosis of mental illness or emotional disturbance. Components include Case Management, Supportive Housing, Outreach, and Supportive Services. We serve Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes.
Mental Health Philosophy
We focus on each person’s strengths, interests and abilities rather than their disabilities. The consumer is the director of the process. We concentrate on building a strong relationship between consumer and case manager.
A major goal is ensuring that consumers receive the full array of needed, appropriate services available and enabling them to function optimally.
We provide Community Coordination to help with housing, basic needs, entitlements, family functioning, education, special education, transportation, employment, money management, medical/dental, mental health, comprehensive assessment, and services planning.
Supportive Housing services are provided to homeless adults who meet certain criteria. Through the Outreach Program, case managers make direct contact with persons who are homeless and mentally ill, linking them to resources.
To respond to the needs of our populations, Mental Health Services offers individual, group, and family counseling, with fees on a sliding scale. Counseling is available in New Orleans, Metairie, and on the Northshore.
Persons with mental illness can be active, involved community members. Volunteer to befriend a person with mental illness and share your interests or your time. Donations also are appreciated. Call (504) 485-0147.
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.