Lawyers and Legal Aid
Community Justice Clinic
The Community Justice Clinic is a Loyola University law student legal clinic providing legal services to the indigent of New Orleans. Free for those who qualify.
Legal Innovators For Tomorrow (LIFT) Program
LIFT is a two-year program operated by the Louisiana State Bar Association which provides new attorneys with the resources necessary to develop an innovative, public interest-oriented solo or small law firm. The program is designed to support these lawyers in developing cutting-edge practices, sustaining profitable careers and serving the public interest through excellent legal services. The LIFT program is working with the Family Justice Center to develop Family Law attorneys who are versed on Domestic Violence legal issues.
Louisiana Bar Association Referrals
The LA Bar Association website offers phone numbers and information on searching for lawyers throughout Louisiana. Site also has helpful hints regarding hiring a lawyer.
Louisiana Civil Justice Center
The Louisiana Civil Justice Center offers a legal service hotline, referrals, and counseling on civil cases. Applications must be filled out over the phone to determine eligibility. Free for those who qualify.
Louisiana Law Help
LawHelp.Org is an online resource for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. LawHelp.org provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more. Under the Family and Children Section, this website offers information on Child Abuse, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Spousal Support. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana’s LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
New Orleans Bar Association
The NO Bar Association website contains information on their Lawyer Referral Service which is a non-profit service offering unbiased referrals based on lawyer’s qualifications. The service is free and their lawyers will charge no more than $25 for an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes.
The Pro Bono Project
615 Baronne Street, Suite 203, New Orleans, 70113
The Pro Bono Project offers civil legal services for indigent persons in the greater New Orleans area. The Pro Bono Project will only assist with some non-contested divorces. Free for those who qualify.
Project Save – Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
Project SAVE assists survivors of domestic violence residing in Orleans Parish obtain free emergency legal representation. Staff attorneys help with legal orders to keep survivors of domestic violence safe and to protect their legal rights. These legal services may include temporary restraining and protection orders, temporary child support, custody, and use of property.
Pro-Se Help Desk. Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
421 Loyola Ave., Rm. 402 New Orleans, LA 70112.
If you need immediate help in cases of Domestic Violence or if you want to talk to someone about representing yourself, you can go to the Help Desk at the Civil District Court. The Self-Help desk is located 421 Loyola Avenue on the fourth floor. It is open on Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm and from 1pm-3pm and on Fridays from 10am-12pm. The Self-Help desk in the Clerk’s Office will provide assistance for family matters such as divorce, domestic abuse, restraining orders, child support, and child custody.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
504-529-1000 (Orleans, St. Bernard and Eastbank Jefferson Parishes);
504-340-1381 (Westbank Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Charles Parishes)
SLLS offers legal aid in civil matters for low income people, including domestic violence, divorce (no community partitions), custody, housing/landlord-tenant, successions, bankruptcy, and other areas. Free if qualified and case is accepted. Call for appointments or outreach sites. (SLLS administers LouisianaLawHelp.org.and the statewide site for public interest and pro bono lawyers and advocates, called probono.net/la. ) Free for those who qualify.
Tulane Law School Clinic
6329 Freret St. Suite 130, New Orleans
Tulane Law School provides civil & criminal legal services to indigent people when appointed by a judge/court. Free for those who qualify.
Legal Aid: 504-324-6706
1001 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Domestic Violence Resources
Crescent House Healing & Empowerment Center Crisis Line
504-866-9554, Office 504-866-7481
www.nofjc.org (info at Family Justice Center site)
The Crescent House Healing and Empowerment Center is a temporary safe space (not a shelter) which offers ervices for women survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and their children, including counseling and legal assistance. They also provide empowerment counseling, comprehensive case management services, and intervention services for children including music, art and play therapy to break the cycle of abuse. Free.
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Statewide Hotline 888-411-1333
LCADV member programs provide direct assistance to victims of domestic violence across Louisiana. Their website lists member programs by parish.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
11832 New Castle Ave, Ste 9, Baton Rouge, 70816
This statewide nonprofit agency offers information and referrals, training and research regarding sexual violence and services for survivors and their families. Free.
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children
504 837 5400,
Statewide rape crisis 1-888-995-7273
LA State wide hotline 1-888-411-1333 (call goes directly to them) www.mcwcgno.org
Metropolitan offers emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, provides legal advocacy, medical advocacy, services for victims of sexual assault, residential and nonresidential counseling for domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking or sexual assault. Serves Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tamamny and River Parishes.) Free
New Orleans Family Justice Center
24 Hour Crisis Line 504-866-9554
701 Loyola Ave, 2nd Fl., Ste 201, New Orleans, 70113
The NOFJC is a comprehensive one-stop center for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and their children. The Center works with other agencies to provide coordinated and consolidated legal, law 63 enforcement, and social and health care services. The Trauma Recovery program provides counseling for anyone impacted by family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or childhood sexual abuse. They offer individual, group, and family counseling. All counselors are masters’ level clinicians or interns under supervision of a licensed clinical social worker. Free.
701 Loyola, New Orleans, 70150
Project Save offers emergency legal representation for survivors of domestic violence in Orleans Parish. Staff attorneys help with legal orders to keep survivors safe and to protect their legal rights. Services may include temporary restraining orders, temporary child support, temporary custody, and temporary use of property. Free.
Silence is Violence
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, 70113
Silence is Violence offers advocacy and resources for survivors of violence, their families and friends, and violence prevention. Includes Victim Allies Project. Free.
Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
6329 Freret St. Ste 130, New Orleans, 70118
The Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence in the New Orleans Area. Contact the clinic to determine eligibility.
Mental Health Resources
ACIDOM Medical Services, LLC
Office: (504) 340-8880
931 Westwood Drive., Suite E, Harvey, 70058
M-F 9-5, Saturday by appointment
Mental health services to children/adolescents ranging from ages 4-17 and adults, 18-64. Our Professional Services includes Clinical Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluations, Service Planning, Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST), Individual Counseling and Intervention, Parent/Family Intervention (Counseling), Psychosocial Skills Training (Youth), Crisis Intervention, and Medication Management. Treatment Areas: Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar, Thought Disorder, Anger Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Unresolved Grief, Emotional and Behavior Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Medicaid only; Call or Walk-in.
Assurance Care Provider
504-472-0068, fax 504-472-0078
2145 Rev. Richard Wilson Dr., Kenner, 70062
Mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents and children (6+). Medicaid only; Call or Walk-in. Spanish spoken? Y, call ahead
Beacon Behavioral Health
3200 Ridgelake Dr., Ste 100, Metairie 70002
M-F 10 – 2
Clinic Outpatient therapy for adults, including elderly, to improve or maintain an individual’s ability to function as well as alleviate symptoms that may significantly interfere with functioning in at least one life domain (familial, social, occupational and/or educational). Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid; Call clinic to schedule assessment Spanish spoken? N
Broadmoor Community Care
firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.broadmoorimprovement.com 2703 S. Broad Ave, New Orleans (Broadmoor)
Mon 9-12, Wed 1-3
Social services program of the Broadmoor Improvement Association that offers the following services to Broadmoor clients (anyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Broadmoor): Sliding fee counseling services for individuals, couples, families and children administered by graduate students; case management; parenting support/education. Services are offered from different locations in the neighborhood. Free; Call for appt. Spanish spoken? Y, by some staff
Celebration Hope Center
1901-B Airline Dr., Metairie, 70001
M-Th 9-6:30 F 9-4:30
Faith-based program offering group, individual and couple counseling sessions; various support groups including mental health & substance abuse. Sliding Scale with $15 minimum, some private insurance; Call for Appt. Spanish spoken? N
2626 Canal St., Ste 201, New Orleans, 70119
Provides individual counseling for children (5-18) affected by grief & trauma, domestic violence, SIDS or disaster in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and surrounding areas. Mental health rehabilitation service with diagnosis (Medicaid program) – psychiatric services, medication management, intensive individual & family therapy available. No charge for crisis counseling, other services covered by Medicaid; Call for intake Spanish spoken? Y
Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
504-327-5753 Fax: 504-3275824 Emergency Line: 504-428-4874 www.duracarecounseling.com
4323 Division St. Suite 102, Metairie, 70003
Counseling services for adults, children, adolescents & families for the following: perpetrator counseling, anger management counseling, depression, anxiety, marriage and couple concerns, parent and child concerns, childhood and adolescence, child and family counseling, grief and loss, post traumatic stress, anger management, and children/adult psychiatric medication management. Clients enrolled in DuraCARE’s program may receive services in home, at our office, and some services are available via online distance counseling. DuraCARE also has a registered play therapist on staff, with a fully equipped play therapy and sand-tray therapy center on site. LA Medicaid, Aetna insurance, Medicare, TriCare, self pay, sliding scale; Call for appointment Spanish spoken? N
Family Services GNO
(Main Line) (504) 822-0800, East Jeff: 504-733-4031; St. Bernard: 504-271-3781
Eastbank: 2515 Canal St., New Orleans, 70119;
St. Bernard: 8352 Lafitte;
East Jeff: 201 Evans Rd., Bldg 3, Ste 311,
Individual, group, couples and family counseling. Programs include anger management, substance abuse, sex offender, domestic violence, Victims of Criminal Acts (VOCA), active parenting (at E. Jeff & St. Bernard). Must be assessed at first visit. Services vary by branch office; Call to be directed. Medicaid, Sliding Scale based on income, mininum $25; Appt. Only Spanish spoken? Y, at Canal St. office
Integrated Family Services
(504) 822-4333 3604 Canal St., New Orleans, 70119
Individual and family counseling; Children ages 6-17 with behavioral problems in school or at home. Medicaid only; Appt. Only Spanish spoken? N
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
(504) 349-8708 for West Bank residents or (504) 838-5257 for East Bank residents; After hours crisis line: (504) 832-5123
Administrative Offices: 3616 S. 1-10 Service Rd., Metairie, 70001
Office hours M-F 8-4:30 25
Adult and child mental health, addictive disorders and developmental disability services are provided. Services include psychiatric, psychological, counseling, case management, and crisis. Services are provided in individual and in group settings. Selected evening services are available. JPHSA Locations: Access Service Center West Bank, 5001 WB Expressway, Marrero, LA 70072; Access Service Center East Bank3616 S. 1-10 Service Rd., Metairie, LA 70001 (walk-in 8-3); Adult Community Behavioral Health Services, 3616 S. 1-10 Service Rd., Metairie, LA 70001, Community Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, 3300 West Esplanade Ave., Ste 208, Metairie, Louisiana 70002 Compulsive Gambling Treatment Program, 1506 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062; East Bank Adult/Child & Family Services Center, 3616 S. 1-10 Service Rd., Metairie, LA 70001; Kenner Adult/Child & Family Services Center, 1506 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062 West Bank Adult/Child & Family Services Center, 5001 West Bank Expressway, Marrero, LA 70072; Sliding Scale (with paycheck stub), Medicaid, Medicare, some private insurance; Spanish spoken? Y, at some locations, call 471-2700
Jewish Family Service
3330 West Esplanade Ave. Suite 600, Metairie, 70002
M-Th 9-5 F 9-4
Social services including individual & group counseling (all ages), suicide prevention life line, support groups and services for disabled and elderly persons, including homemaking, case management. Sliding scale $30 & up, no one turned away; Appt. only Spanish spoken? Y, call ahead to arrange interpreting
LSU Behavioral Sciences Center
(504) 412-1580, (504) 412-1309, (504) 412-1540, fax (504) 412-1536 http://www.lsuhn.com/locations/ 3
450 Chestnut St., New Orleans
Psychiatry and counseling services for adults and children. Call to make psychiatry appointments, but counseling services are by referral only. Patient will be billed $80 for first visit. Accepts residents of all LA parishes. Must have photo ID. $80 for first visit, $40 each for further visits; Call for appt. Spanish spoken? N
Mercy Family Center Algiers
504-376-2590 Metairie 504-838-8283 Mandeville 985-727-7993
Algiers: 3221 Behrman Pl., Ste. 105, New Orleans, 70114 Metairie: 110 Veteran’s Blvd., Metairie, 70005 Northshore: 1445 W Causeway Approach, Mandeville, 7047
Psychological counseling & treatment for children, youth & adults at three GNO locations. Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding scale; Submit application online to begin process
Metropolitan Crisis Response Team
24 hours a day
Telephone and face-to-face triage, assessment, and intervention for persons experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises. 24/7 clinical staff used to prevent unnecessary mental health hospitalizations and instead link consumers to community based services that better address their needs. Referrals to New Hope NOLA Metropolitan Crisis Center-Based Respite Program: Short-term crisis stabilization program that operates in a home-like environment where clients are offered a safe, supportive place to regain skills and reduce symptoms of their psychiatric illness. 24/7 clinical staff with on-call psychiatrist and nurse. Case management through Community Psych Support Team. Free; Spanish spoken? Y, interpreters upon request, also interpreters for the hearing impaired
Metropolitan Human Services District
1010 Common St., Ste 600, New Orleans, 70112
Office hours M-F 8-4:30
Outpatient mental health services provided for adults, including medication, crisis counseling, addictive disorders counselors. Services at 7 locations in Orleans, St. Bernard & Plaquemines Parishes, coordinated through main MHSD office at number above. Locations listed below. Central City Behavioral Health Center: 2221 Phillip St., New Orleans, 70113 Chartres-Pontchartrain Behavioral Health Center: 719 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, 70117 Algiers-Fischer Behavioral Health Center: 3100 Gen. DeGaulle Ave., Ste 203, New Orleans, 70131 New Orleans East Behavioral Health Center: 5640 Read Blvd., Ste 810, New Orleans, 70127 St. Bernard Behavioral Health Center: 7407 St. Bernard Hwy., Ste A, Arabi, 70032 Some insurance, Sliding Scale based on income, call for info; Appointment only Spanish spoken? Y, at some locations, inquire on main office line
Milestones Mental Health Agency
504-483-9883, fax 504-483-9082
4919 Canal St., Ste 203, New Orleans, 70119
M-Th 9-5, F 9-4
In-home mental health services for children and teenagers, including skills training; also family services and parenting help, outpatient therapy for caregivers. Call w/ referral or to confirm eligibility. For residents of Orleans & Jefferson Parishes. Medicaid only; Appointment Only Spanish spoken? N
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255 (English & Spanish), 888-628-9454 (Spanish), 800-799-4889 for hearing & speech impaired with TTY
24 Hours Counseling and support. Spanish spoken? Y, Se habla espanol
New Horizons Youth Service Bureau
(985) 345-1171 47257
River Road, PO Box 1968, Hammond, 70403
Counseling center with programs for children/adolescents age 4-18 and their families, and adults, focusing on substance abuse or psychiatric issues; Counseling available by appointment. Sliding scale options for counseling (with paycheck stub), $25-75, also Medicaid, some insurance; Appt. preferred, emergency walk-ins Spanish spoken? N
Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers, Inc.
504-393-5750, fax 504-393-5760
www.pcccf.org 115 Keating Dr., Belle Chasse, LA 70037
After hours appointments may be coordinated when possible Mental health, behavioral and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents and children. Medicaid & Insurance accepted. * by appointment only *
Thomas E Chambers Counseling and Training Center
4123 Woodland Dr, New Orleans (Algiers), 70131
Counseling services are administered by either graduate students or post-graduate students. $15 per session, check or cash, no Medicare, Medicaid or insurance accepted; reduced cost on case by case basis.; Appt. Only Spanish spoken? Y
Trinity Counseling and Training Center
2108 Coliseum St. behind Trinity Church (Between Jackson and Josephine), New Orleans, 70130
M-W 9-8 Th 9-6
Individual, group (groups change each semester), couple and family counseling for adults and children 6 and older. Please call and leave message with call back information if interested. Sliding Scale (bring ID & proof of income), $15-20 for first visit, No one turned away due to inability to pay; Appt. Only Spanish spoken? N
Tulane Behavioral Health Center – Tulane Medical Center
1415 Tulane Ave, 4th Floor of Hospital, New Orleans, 70112
M- F 8-4:30
Outpatient services for all psychiatric disorders serving children, adolescents, and adults. Services include medication management, therapy, and counseling. $20 for students, $25 for non-students; Appt. Only Spanish spoken?
504-565-4977 Or 877-927-8387 Fax: 504-464-6710
2200 Veterans Blvd, Suite 114, Kenner, 70062
M-Th 7-7 F 8-4:30
Mental health services for combat veterans. Free; Call for appt. and eligibility info; emergency walk-ins OK Spanish spoken? N