LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH LOUISIANA
general purpose of LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH LOUISIANA (LSNL) is to serve the individual legal needs of the community
and establish the program as a responsive community service agency, while
providing quality legal services to the eligible client population. LSNL is
a non-profit Corporate Law firm providing legal services to those who cannot
afford a private lawyer. No fee is charged for these services, however, before
a case can be accepted certain requirements must be met.
has three (3) office locations, with the central office being located in
Shreveport, Louisiana, and branch offices in Monroe and Natchitoches,
CONTACT: Toll-free: 1-800-826-9265
CARTER FEDERAL CREDIT UNION VITA PROGRAM INCOME TAX SERVICES
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program originated from the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) in 1969 as a result of an increased emphasis on taxpayer
education programs due to the Tax Reform Act of 1969.
In 2013, the Springhill, Louisiana Branch and Operations Center of Carter Federal Credit Union collaborated with the VITA program assisting low-income,
elderly and the physically challenged in filing their federal income tax
returns free of charge. Carter Federal Credit Union takes great pride in giving
back to the community and taking an active role in strengthening the social
fabric of the community they serve.
CONTACT: Toll-free: 1-800-367-5026
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITAL
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospital's Office of Behavioral Health's Addictive Disorders Services are provided statewide by each human service
district or authority. The districts and authorities
provide treatment for people suffering from addictions to drugs, alcohol
or gambling, as well as support for their families and friends.
As a legal condition of providing these services, priority admission is
given for treatment of intravenous (IV) drug users, addicted pregnant
women, and addicted women who have dependent children. For these groups, OBH
aims to provide addictive disorders services with no or a minimal waiting
period. If care is not available within 48 hours, the office will provide
interim treatment services as appropriate.
OBH offers evidence-based programs,
policies, and practices are provided to individuals who have never engaged in
substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, those at-risk of such behaviors,
and those that have engaged in substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors,
but are not yet appropriate to receive treatment services.
Prevention programs are implemented
in school-based settings statewide through a partnership with the Department of
Education and teach problem solving, conflict resolution, and refusal skills
while promoting mental health wellness. As required by the Synar Amendment, OBH
coordinates efforts to reduce retail availability of tobacco products to
individuals under the age of 18. Suicide prevention and intervention training is provided to individuals who have frequent contact with persons who are at
high-risk for suicide.
"Reaching People Where They Are and As They Are"
For Additional Information:
Call or TEXT: 318-578-1534