SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Louisiana

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Adapt Inc./Washington Parish Rape Crisis Center
216 Memphis Street
Bogalusa, LA 70427
Office: (985) 735-0160
24-Hour Hotline: (985) 732-4961
Email: adapt_inc@bellsouth.net

Adapt Inc./Washington Parish Rape Crisis Center provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual violence in Washington Parish. Services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; hospital and law enforcement advocacy; individual and group counseling; and information and referrals. All services are free and confidential.

Calcasieu Women’s Shelter Rape Crisis Outreach
P.O. Box 276
Lake Charles, LA 70602
24-hour Hotline and Office: (323) 494-7273
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (888) 255-7273
Website: www.cwshelter.org
Email: cws@cwshelter.org

Rape Crisis Outreach provides comprehensive services to all survivors of sexual assault in the five rural Parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, and Allen. Services include: 24-hour crisis hotline; medical, legal, and court advocacy and accompaniment; individual and group counseling; and information and referrals. Rape Crisis Outreach is committed to meeting the needs of survivors of sexual abuse behind bars through crisis intervention and ongoing counseling for men and women in local jails and prisons. Staff also work with formerly incarcerated survivors in work release and substance abuse treatment programs, as well as provide victim sensitivity training for federal inmates in pre-release programs. All Rape Crisis Outreach services are free and confidential

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Crescent House
Attn: Sexual Assault Services
1000 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Office: (504) 866-7481
24-hour Hotline: (504) 866-9554
Website: www.ccno.org

Crescent House provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including men, women, and children, throughout Greater New Orleans. Services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; short-term housing for victims/survivors in immediate and imminent danger; intermediate and long-term housing, as available; individual and group counseling; legal advocacy, including consultation and assistance securing Temporary Orders of Protection; information and referrals; and accompaniment and advocacy in the hospital waiting room. At this time, Crescent House cannot accompany survivors past the hospital lobby nor can they provide on-site counseling in jails or prisons, but are willing to respond to calls and letters to provide information and support to survivors of sexual assault behind bars. All services are free, confidential, and available to survivors of any age and background.

Family Counseling Agency Sexual Assault Program
1404 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 448-0284
24-hour Hotline: (318) 715-0118

Family Counseling Agency is a member agency of the United Way of Central Louisiana and provides crisis intervention and direct services for survivors of sexual assault and rape. Support groups are conducted for survivors of rape and sexual assault in addition to individual counseling. Trained counselors provide assistance with case management and advocacy, provide information, and refer clients to other community resources when appropriate. All services are free and confidential.

HIV/AIDS Program
1010 Common St., Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Office: (504) 568-7474
Statewide AIDS/STD Infoline: (800) 992-4379
Infoline Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday CST
Website: www.hiv.dhh.louisiana.gov

A component of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the HIV/AIDS Program (HAP) of the office of Public Health is a cluster of programs designed to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, to ensure the availability of quality medical and social services for HIV infected and affected individuals, and to track the impact of the epidemic in Louisiana. The HAP Services Program provides a variety of patient care services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS through contracts with community-based organizations, including: primary medical care; HIV-related medications; oral health care services; assistance with transportation, rent, and utility payments; medical case management; referrals to other community services; and other needed support services. When available, HAP provides assistance to HIV+ prisoners prior to discharge to coordinate services, including the purchase HIV-related prescription medications following their release from prison. HAP also offers information and referrals through the Statewide HIV/STD Infoline.

Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans
2114 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Office: (504) 945-1103
Website: www.lgccno.net

The Lesbian and Gay Community Center (LGCC) of New Orleans is a non-profit organization that promotes the vitality and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community throughout New Orleans and surrounding areas. The LGCC of Greater New Orleans does not provide direct services. LGBT survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence are encouraged to contact the LGCC for information and support including: advocacy and referrals to LGBT-friendly therapists; mental health services; and support groups including a transgender group, youth group, and coming-out group. All services are free.

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
1250 SW Railroad Avenue, Suite 170
Hammond, LA 70403
Office: (985) 345-5995
Toll Free: (888) 995-7273
Website: www.lafasa.org
E-mail: resource@lafasa.org

The Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) is a private nonprofit organization comprised of the state's 14 sexual assault crisis centers, as well as other agencies and individuals concerned about sexual violence. LaFASA's Sexual Assault Resource Center makes information about sexual assault and abuse issues widely available to victims, survivors, and their families via the website and toll-free information line. Referrals to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies and organizations are also provided. For survivors of prisoner rape behind bars, LaFASA can provide photocopies, brochures, and other information free of charge. For survivors of prisoner rape who are not currently incarcerated, LaFASA can lend materials from its library of approximately 3,500 books, videos, audio tapes, manuals, journal articles, fact sheets, and other materials to any survivor who registers as a member. LaFASA values the right of survivors not to disclose their assault and does not collect or require any information related to sexual assault from members or anyone seeking information.

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center
District Attorney, 19th Judicial District
233 Saint Ferdinand St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Office: (225) 389-3456
24-hour Hotline: (225) 383-7273
Website: www.brrcc.org

The Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center (formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center) offers a range of services for survivors of sexual assault in Baton Rouge. Services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; accompaniment, advocacy, and forensic exams at the hospital; individual counseling; and support groups for survivors of sexual assault. All services are free and confidential.

Stuller Place Sexual Abuse Response Center
P.O. Box 53967
Lafayette, LA 70505
Office: (337) 269-1557
24-hour Hotline: (337) 233-7273
24-hour Toll-free Hotline: (337) 269-1557
Website: www.stullerplace.com
Email: stullerplace@cox-internet.com

Sexual Abuse Response Center (SARC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing help and healing for survivors of sexual trauma and violent crime in the following parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Landry and Evangeline. SARC provides a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy in local emergency rooms, and crisis intervention counseling for children and adults. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program provides a forensically trained nurse to conduct and document skillful forensic evidence collection with compassionate care when a patient makes a disclosure of sexual assault. SARC advocates are willing to provide services to current and former prisoners who have experienced sexual assault, but cannot provide services for individuals convicted of a sexual offense. All services are free and confidential.

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana Sexual Assault Advocacy Center
710 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Office: (318) 222-2116
24-hour Hotline: (318) 226-0556
Toll-Free 24-hour Hotline: (800) 656-4619
Website: www.ywca.org/northwestla

The YWCA's Sexual Assault Advocacy Center provides vital services to women, children, and men in a 70-mile radius including the parishes of Shreveport City, Bossier City, Caddo, Bienville, Bossier, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster. Services include: 24-hour crisis line; individual counseling for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, or sexual harassment; group counseling for adults dealing with the impact of rape, incest, and sexual abuse; victim advocacy; court accompaniment; and community education. For persons located outside the Shreveport-Bossier area, outreach offices are available in Webster Parish and Red River Parish. Fees are based on a sliding scale, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Office: (504) 522-5437
Website: www.jjpl.org
E-mail: info@jjpl.org

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) is a statewide law and advocacy center for young people in the juvenile justice system. JJPL staff members represent incarcerated youth, monitor youth prison conditions, provide resources and information, work with families involved in the system, and use public education and advocacy to demonstrate the need for a rehabilitative juvenile justice system. Staff attorneys represent youth in order to advocate for early release based on circumstances during confinement. Social workers are also on staff to provide support for youth and their parents. JJPL accepts collect calls and letters from youth who are confined in Louisiana. Parents of youth who are confined in Louisiana can also call or send letters on behalf of their children.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Louisiana Office of the State Inspector General
P. O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 -9095

Physical Location:
224 Florida Street, Suite 303
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Office: (225) 342-4262
Fraud and Abuse Hotline: (866) 801-2549
Website: doa.louisiana.gov/oig/inspector.htm
Complaint Form: wwwprod2.doa.louisiana.gov/leoformtest/igcomplaintform.pdf

The Office of State Inspector General (OIG) investigates allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse within the executive branch of state government. The office also assists residents with locating the proper agencies to address their concern, if necessary. Any person, including public employees, may file complaints or provide information concerning the operation of state government with the Office of State Inspector General. Complaints may be filed anonymously.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.