Milestones Mental Health Agency, located in Uptown New Orleans, is a mental health rehabilitation agency for children and adolescents with severe emotional/ behavioral disorders. Milestones's “Behavioral Health: Children and Adolescents Program” is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). Through this program, counselors and social workers from Milestones work with children at home and in school to provide personalized counseling and skills training, as well as offering parenting and family therapy.
Additional Milestones resources include a psychiatrist for medication management, and trained staff who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis services. For more information, visit the website or phone Milestones Mental Health Agency at 504.269.0234.
The Center, located in the Lower 9th Ward, offers free counseling, referral and support services to anyone in
need. Hours are Wednesdays from 8:30am-5:30pm, Thursdays from 1pm-9pm, Fridays from 9am-9pm, and Saturdays from 8:30am-5pm. The Center is located at the corner of North Claiborne and Alvar, across the street from the New Salem Baptist Church and located in the Community Resource Center building.,1600 Alvar Street. Call (504) 943-0207 for more information.
The Children's Advocacy is a child friendly place that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse. The NOCAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit program of Children’s Hospital New Orleans dedicated to serving victims of child physical and sexual abuse and ending child abuse in our community. NOCAC is co-located within the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center in a cottage adjacent to Audubon Park moreless
NOCHP has a dedicated team of specialty trained pediatric and mental health care providers that work to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to underserved communities in the Greater New Orleans area. This program currently provides free mental health care including child psychiatry, social services including insurance enrollment, shelter/food assistance, health education, and direct medical care with after hours care and an On-Call pediatrician 24/7.
The mobile unit serves the Lower 9th Ward, Gentilly, Mid City, and Chalmette. Click the link for locations and schedules. Call (504) 988.0545 for more information. moreless
BlueStone Ministries offers case management services and counseling to St. Bernard residents. BlueStone Ministries points individuals and families to specific resources available for recovery, and helps answer questions regarding options and services that meet individuals' needs. BlueStone Ministries also offers pastoral and crisis counseling to evaluate emotional and spiritual well-being. Services provided by BlueStone Ministries are available at the Community Center of St Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St. in Arabi, on Thursdays from 10AM – 1 PM. All services are free and no appointment is needed. For more information call 504-473-7092.moreless
Responsibility House provides treatment, support, and counseling to dedicated families and individuals who struggle with substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, and/or HIV/AIDS. Programs include a Social Detoxification Program (a short-term starting point for long-term treatment and recovery), a Residential Treatment Program (a 12-step program for men only), and a Supportive Housing Program (providing safe and decent housing with supportive services to families and individuals who are chronically homeless and also suffer from substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and/or other disabilities). Find out more about each program on the website or call 504-366-6217.
Catholic Charities offers a wide range of mental health services for children, adults, and families including individual counseling sessions, substance abuse treatment, and housing options for persons with chronic mental illness.
Visit the website for more information or call Catholic Charities at (504) 523-3755.moreless
Project Last, a program offered by the Children's Bureau, offers specialized Grief and Trauma Group and Individual Counseling to school aged children affected by trauma, loss, or disaster. Project Last has been shown to be very effective in reducing symptoms in children who are in crisis due to trauma and community violence. The program is available to Orleans and Jefferson Parish children ages infant to 17 and their families who are survivors of traumatic events, witnesses to acts of extreme violence, or victims of violence. For more information call 504-525-2366.
Individuals in need of crisis counseling can call Louisiana Spirit toll-free at 1-866-310-7977. Callers can expect to speak with counselors who will then make appropriate referrals for counseling and other services.