Below is a list of community resources in the Greater Baton Rouge, South Louisiana region for various psychological needs. Parkview Baptist School provides this list only as a courtesy, not as a recommendation or obligation.
The following programs provide assessment and intervention during a crisis situation.
Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center – 225-924-1431/ www.brcic.org Offers prevention, intervention, and postvention services to those in crisis or to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Children’s Bereavement Program , Groups are designed to assist children between the ages of 3-16 in dealing with the death of a loved one. Children and their parents/caregivers may also be seen individually. To refer, have individual call the business line during office hours and ask for Dr. Norton or Tiffany Reed. There is no charge for the group.
24 Hour Crisis Line – 225-924-3900
Survivors of Suicide Support Program, Support group and individual counseling services for family and friends of those who have completed suicide. Interested persons can call the business line to schedule an assessment interview. Persons must schedule an intake prior to receiving support group services.
United Way 211 – 225-923-2114 or 211, http://www.brcic211.org/ , United Way 211 is an information and referral telephone line. Trained call specialists assist callers in need by linking them to agencies that may be able to provide services for their particular need.
Battered Women’s Program 225-389-3001, www.stopdv.org Temporary room and board at shelter for abused women and children. Services include advocacy, support groups, and legal advice. Counseling programs are available for children and non-residents. For Outreach Offices: Ascension 225-644-4916 East & West Feliciana 225-683-2755 Iberville 225-687-1314 Pointe Coupee 225-638-9507 Statewide 24-hour hotline: 1-888-411-1333
COPE Team (OLOL Crisis Assessment), 225-765-8900, Provides assessment for psychiatric crisis to determine eligibility for hospitalization.
LA One Call, 1-800-272-3020, Provides emergency response to questions.
Brentwood Psychiatric Hospital, 225-678-7500, www.brentwoodhospital.com, provides psychiatric and addictive disease treatment to children, adolescents and adults.
Liberty Healthcare Systems, 1-888-605-5244, Child and Adolescent acute psychiatric hospital in Bastrop, LA.
River Oaks Hospital, 1-504-734-1740 or 1-800-366-1740, www.riveroakshospital.com , New Orleans based psychiatric hospital focusing on trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors and eating disorders.
Rape Crisis Center, 383-7273 (24 Hr. Line), 389-3456 (Main), Rape Crisis Center, provides an empathetic support system for victims of sexual assault and to promote rape awareness and prevention education programs in the community. 6-8 weeks crisis counseling for victims of rape.
Baton Rouge Police Department, 225-389-3800
Youth Oasis, 225-343-6300, Provides help for families and runaway youth
Runaway Hotline, 1-800-786-2929 Hotline available to youth thinking about or who have runaway from home
National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-621-4000
Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center 343-1984, http://www.batonrougecac.org/ , Provide a child-friendly atmosphere for the forensic interviews of abused children; coordinate the investigative, judicial, social service, and mental health systems that respond to reports of abuse; provide community referrals for mental health, medical, and victim advocacy services; facilitate weekly support groups for non-offending parents of sexual abuse victims; provide individual therapy for child victims of sexual abuse. Provide information/education throughout the community to increase the public’s awareness of the devastating effects of child abuse.
Louisiana Department of Social Services 225-342-0286, 225-922-8100,http://www.dss.state.la.us/ , For Children’s Protective Services, call the 24-hour hotline (925-4571)to report possible child abuse or neglect or for parents who may fear that they may abuse their children. Investigations of allegations and emergency referrals to other agencies, parenting classes, child foster care, therapy groups for mothers and victims of sexually abused adolescent survivor of sex abuse, and family preservation are provided.
Addiction / Recovery
The following is a list of local resources for treatment of addictive disorders.
Baton Rouge Detox Center 389-3325, http://www.braadc.org/ , 24 hour inpatient facility with a capacity of 48 beds for adults ages 18 and over who have a desire to stop using drugs and/or alcohol. Temporary housing is provided for approximately 7 days with 3 meals a day, counseling, support groups, and education.
Baton Rouge Treatment Center 932-9867, provides Outpatient Substance Abuse treatment; Outpatient Methadone maintenance; Detox; Group and Individual counseling.
Cavanaugh Center, 318-550-0131, Adolescent substance abuse treatment center.
Gateway Adolescent Treatment Center, 318-484-6802
Springs of Recovery Treatment Center, 225-262-3586
Drug Screens, 225-389-8402, Contact is Cheryl
Odyssey House, 504-324-8288, www.ohlinc.org, New Orleans based addiction recovery program for teens.
Baton Rouge Walk By Faith Outreach, Inc. 775-8861, Faith based services for “high risk” youth ages 10-17 currently involved and/or at risk of involvement in the juvenile court system. Services include: substance abuse treatment, education, job training and placement, mentoring, GED and tutoring.
Capital Area Recovery Program (CARP) 225-922-3169, http://www.cahsd.org/ Public provider of prevention and treatment services for males with mental illness, addictive disorders, and developmental disabilities.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 225- 930-0026
Al-Anon / Al-Ateen, 225-924-0029
Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment 225-924-1910, Faith-based outpatient treatment program. Treats adults and children with addictive and destructive behavior.
Tau Center 765-8900, 765-6005, http://www.ololrmc.com/ , Substance Abuse Services, Adolescent Services, Adult Services, Geriatric Behavioral Center, and Family Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options are available, depending on individual need.
Teen Challenge, (417) 581-2181, www.teenchallengeusa.com , provides youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
Celebrate Recovery, 225-644-3111 or www.hofchurch.com, Recovery program for addictive behaviors, Group meets at Household of Faith church.
The following is a list of available local resources for academic needs such as tutoring, educational testing, and learning disabilities.
I CARE Program 225-226-2273, http://http://www.icare.ebrschools.org , I CARE is an alcohol, drug and violence prevention, school-based program, owned jointly by the EBRP School System and the Baton Rouge community. The program provides primary, secondary and tertiary prevention education in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence, and crisis recovery response services for students in Pre-K through 12th grade in all public and participating non-public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. These services are designed to equip and encourage students to face the future in a healthy, safe and drug-free manner.
Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation 343-4232, http://www.brshf.org/ , Purpose is to increase the capacity of children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments to reach their optimum levels of independent communication and social interaction. Provides speech & language evaluation and therapy, hearing testing and screening, hearing aids and assistive devices by licensed Audiologists Preschool speech & language program with daily classes for infants to 5 years Social Services and counseling for families of the hard of hearing and deaf. Educational testing by certified educational diagnostician. Sign language classes with child care in the evening.
Psychological Services Center-LSU, 225-578-1494, psychological, psychoeducational, gifted and talented, and neuropsychological evaluations.
East Baton Rouge Parish Pupil Appraisal Services, 225-929-8617, provides educational testing within the East Baton Rouge Parish School Systems.
Community Association for the Welfare of Children, 225-924-7506,http://www.cawsc.org/ , Tutoring and basic skills programs for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
LSU Speech and Hearing, 225-578-2545, 225-578-9054, http://www.lsu.edu/comd , Speech & hearing evaluations. Preschool language program. Speech, language, hearing therapy-3 hr/wk for approx 12-13 wks. Reading and language tutoring for grades 1-12, Hearing aids, aid molds & swim molds. Hearing aid evaluations and fittings.
Dr. Alicia Pellegrin Assessment & Psychological Services, 225-769-8335
The Reading Center, 225-774-6673, Reading and Math tutoring for elementary school children.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers, 1-888-473-4060, www.lindamoodbell.com , Provides a diagnostic learning evaluation along with 1:1 instruction in summer learning setting.
Brandon P. Romano, Psy.D & Associates, 225-769-2533, www.romanopsych.com, Comprehensive psychological, vocational and educational testing.
The following is a list of local providers who offer counseling in the areas of individual, group, family and marriage.
Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge 225-924-0123, http://www.fsgbr.org/ , programs include Counseling, Parenting Center, Family Loan Program, Independent Living Program, in addition to HIV Services and Prevention Programs. FSGBR also offers free HIV testing and counseling.
Parenting Center of Family Service 225-924-0123, The Parenting center promotes healthy family development by providing ongoing workshops to parents, teachers and community groups to increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of parenting, child development, and child abuse prevention.
Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center, 225-387-2287,http://brchristiancounseling.com/ , Provides individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, marital and couple counseling, family and group counseling. Offers engaged couples: Premarital Counseling, Engagement/Early Marriage Seminar.
Capital Area Human Services District/Children’s Behavioral Health Services, 225-922-0445, www.cahsd.org , Mental health services for children 6 years up to 17 1/2 years of age. Substance abuse assessment and treatment provided for adolescents.
Capital Area Recovery Program (CARP) 225-922-3169, http://www.cahsd.org/ , Public provider of prevention and treatment services for males with mental illness, addictive disorders, and developmental disabilities.
Granberry Counseling Centers, 225-223-1497, https://www.lbch.org/granberry.php, Granberry Counseling Centers are a counseling ministry of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries. They provide affordable, professional, Christian counseling to individuals, couples, and families through 8 centers across Louisiana.
Family Focus, 225-231-7155, www.familyfocusbr.com, therapy services including individual, family, and group counseling, psychological and educational testing, and psychiatric evaluations.
The following is a list of local support services for people experiencing grief and loss.
Grief Recovery Center, http://grcbr.org/ , 225-924-6621, Grief Counseling is provided by LCSWs and LPCs for adults, teens, and children experiencing a loss due to death, divorce, illness, or disability. Provides Pastoral Care Adult bereavement support group meeting weekly on Mondays from 6:30P to 7:30P at the GRC office; Victims of Homicide Support Group will meet on Tuesday, 6P-7P at the center.
Hope Support Group, 225-767-4673, http://www.HospiceBR.org/ , Support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts Of America Service To Youth, 800-821-0573, 225-926-2697, http://http://www.myistrouma.com/ , Youth programs that are designed to build character, increase self-confidence, physical fitness, ethical decision making and fun.
YMCA of Capital Area, 225-923-0653, http://www.ymcabatonrouge.org/ , Youth/Teens-Sports, after school program, summer programs, holiday camps, leadership club, Youth in Government. Fitness programs – aerobics classes, fitness testing, health enhancement, & wellness classes. Senior Programs for 65+, Senior exercise. Aquatics-Swim/life saving classes for all ages: water aquatics for arthritis, and parent/child water programs. Volunteer and donations programs. Street Outreach Program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11A-1P on the corner of 17th Street and Florida Street. Call for locations of different 7 Capital area branches.
Big Buddy, 225-388-9737, Mentoring program for youth.