Bought To You By CLHSD
Central Louisiana Human Services District (CLHSD) provides mental health, addiction recovery, and developmental disability services for Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
CLHSD’s Caring Choices Behavioral Health Clinics provide outpatient mental health and substance use treatment for children and adults with locations in Alexandria, Leesville, Marksville, and Jonesville. We offer mental health care including individual and group therapy, substance use, and co-occurring disorders, medication management for children and adults. We accept most insurance plans (Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, Humana, etc.) and still provides services to clients without insurance and those that cannot afford to pay for services based on income.
Our newest program, CLHSD’s Mobile Crisis team, can walk with people through substance use crisis intervention, peer support, recovery coaching, and connection to treatment, as well as, provide access to the lifesaving opioid overdose treatment, Narcan, all free of charge.
CLHSD’s prevention department includes Life Skills training in our local schools, tobacco and compliance checks, problem gambling prevention and intervention, and monthly coalition meetings in each of the 8 parishes served.
CLHSD’s Developmental Disability Office in Alexandria provides the Single Point of Entry for people with developmental disabilities who are seeking supports or services from the Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
CLHSD has contracts with community partners for additional services including inpatient adult substance use treatment. A partnership with the Extra Mile helps provide local drop in centers. Additional partnerships include the 9th Judicial District Court for mental health court coordination, SaveCenla for suicide prevention, and Volunteers of America for homeless outreach.
Central Louisiana Human Services District staff along with our governing board, contractors and community partners are committed to addressing any barriers to treatment while ensuring that even those with no income have access to care.
Empowering persons to achieve recovery and an optimal level of independence through various treatment strategies and support services is the goal of our knowledgeable staff. For more information about the Central Louisiana Human Services District I invite you to visit our website at CLAHSD.org or call 318-487-5191.