Intensive care coordination is offered for adults and children with a severe mental illness that substantially interferes with the person’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Case managers provide linkage to appropriate services that help individuals function optimally within the community. Resources include assistance with housing, counseling, basic life-skills training, physical health, education, employment and social/recreational opportunities. Services are conducted in the office, in the clients’ homes or in their communities. For more information call 504-483-3550 or 985-674-0488 on the North Shore.
Outreach/PATH (Project for Assistance in Transition for the Homeless)
Outreach, referrals and supportive services are available to individuals in Orleans Parish with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. PATH services include community-based outreach, referrals to resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment, service coordination and limited housing services. For more information call 504-483-3550.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services for Children and Adults
Behavioral health counseling, consultation, and referral services are available for children and adults who may be facing particularly difficult and challenging life situations. Intensive case management and therapeutic in home, in school and community-based interventions can be provided to successfully address mental health, relational, co-occurring and/or behavioral health disorders. For more information call 504-485-0147.
Crisis Response Intervention
Through a partnership with the St. Tammany Parish government, help is available for individuals experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties to reduce rates of readmission to the emergency room. Counselors deploy to crisis scenes to make a recommendation to first responders about a course of treatment, acting as liaisons among first responders, medical personnel and families. Intensive follow-up care coordination, after the immediate crisis has passed, ensures families follow through with referrals and services recommended. For more information call 985-674-0488.
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