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Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program

Louisiana’s Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provides services in a flexible, individualized manner to Louisiana citizens with traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. The program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.

Louisiana’s Family To Family Health Information Center
For Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families Ages 0-26

In order to serve you right in your own backyard, Bayou Land Families Helping Families has partnered with Families Helping Families Resource Centers across the state to bringing you Louisiana’s Family to Family Health Information Center.

Disability Rights Louisiana

Disability Rights Louisiana (DRLA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities of all ages across our state.

TEFRA Act 421 Children’s Medicaid Option

Act 421 of the 2019 Regular Legislative Session tasked the Louisiana Department of Health with starting a program that lets certain children with disabilities receive Medicaid coverage, even if their parents earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. 

Disability Benefits

Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death.

People First of Louisiana
  • Is a self advocacy group run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
  • Where people learn to speak up for themselves about decisions they make.
  • Members can connect with others in their community, across the nation and around the world.
  • Members learn about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States of America.

LDH Medicaid 

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 Louisiana Department of Health.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services  Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain, maintain or advance in competitive integrated employment and achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.


The search tool on this website will help you find medical providers that are currently active in the Louisiana Medicaid program. An “active” provider is one that has received at least one paid visit within the last six months.

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is made up of people from every region of the state who are appointed by the governor to develop and implement a five year plan to address the needs of persons with disabilities. Membership includes persons with developmental disabilities, parents, advocates, professionals, and representatives from public and private agencies.

LDH Office for Citizens with Development Disabilities

The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) into the developmental disabilities services system and oversees public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.
OCDD conducts an assessment of people who request services to determine the person’s eligibility for system entry. Eligibility is based on the definition of developmental disability contained in Louisiana R.S. 28:451.1-455.2.

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs 

The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) strives to serve as an informational resource for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that serve them.

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FHF Centers

Families Helping Families NOLA

Region 1 – Serving parishes of Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernand
Executive Director: Aisha Johnson
Phone: 504-943-0343
or 1-877-243-7352
Fax: 504-940-3242

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

Region 2 – Serving parishes of East & West Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee & Ascension
Executive Director: Dr. Marilyn Thornton
Phone: 225-216-7474 or 1-866-216-7474
Fax: 225-216-7977

Bayou Land Families Helping Families

Region 3 – Serving parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, & Terrebonne
Executive Director: Jacki Pierce
Phone: 985-447-4461 or 1-800-331-5570
Fax: 985-447-7988

Families Helping Families of Acadiana

Region 4 – Serving parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin & Vermillion
Executive Director: Nicole Flores
Phone: 337-984-3458 or 1-800-378-9854
Fax: 337-984-3468

Families Helping Families of Southwest LA, Inc

Region 5 – Serving parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron & Jeff Davis
Executive Director: Susan Reihn
Phone: 337-436-2570
or 1-800-894-6558
Fax: 337-436-2578

Families Helping Families at the Crossroads of LA

Region 6 – Serving parishes of Avoyelles, Concordia, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon & Winn
Executive Director: Jim Sprinkle
Phone: 318-641-7373
or 1-800-259-7200
Fax: 318-640-4299

Families Helping Families of Northeast LA, Inc

Region 8 – Serving parishes of Caldwell, East and West Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas & Union
Executive Director: Stacey Guidry
Phone: 318-361-0487
or 1-888-300-1320
Fax: 318-361-0417

Northshore Families Helping Families

Region 9 – Serving parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa & Washington
Executive Director: Karen Artus
Phone: 985-875-0511
or 1-800-383-8700
Fax: 985-875-9979

Families Helping Families Greater New Orleans

Region 10 – Serving parish of Jefferson
Executive Director: Dale Liuzza
Phone: 504-888-9111
or 1-800-766-7736
Fax: 504-888-0246