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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.

address

216 Memphis Street
Bogalusa, LA 70427

office

(985) 735-0160

24-hour hotline

(985) 732-4961

email

adapt_inc@bellsouth.net

 

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.

address

P.O. Box 276
Lake Charles, LA 70602

24-hour hotline and office

(323) 494-7273

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 255-7273

email

cws@cwshelter.org

website

www.cwshelter.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.

address

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

 

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.

address

1404 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

office

(318) 448-0284

24-hour hotline

(318) 715-0118

website

www.ccno.org

 

Our aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Service area: Lafayette, Arcadia, Evangeline, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes
Work with: Survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; mail correspondence.
Services for survivors after release include: mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; information, referrals, and references; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; group counseling / support groups; in-person counseling.
Services for loved ones include: mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling / support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: All services are available in English.

address

P.O. Box 53967
Lafayette, LA 70505

office

(337) 269-1557

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm; Friday 8am-12:30pm CST

24-hour hotline

(337) 233-7273

Accept Collect Calls

No

website

www.theheartsofhope.org/

Email

info@theheartsofhope.org

 

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.

address

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

 

STAR offers a range of services for survivors of sexual assault in the Capital Area, Greater New Orleans, and Central Louisiana. Our main branch is located in Baton Rouge, but we also have other branches in New Orleans and Alexandria, and a satellite office in New Roads. All of our services are free and confidential. More information can be found by contacting our 24/7 hotline: (855) 435-STAR (7827).

Service area: STAR’s service areas include the Capital Area (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, and Ascension Parishes), Greater New Orleans (Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany Parishes), and Central Louisiana (Avoyelles, Rapides, and Vernon Parishes).
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: 24/7 hotline, 24/7 hospital accompaniment, case management, court and criminal justice accompaniment, individual and group therapy, and legal representation.
Services for loved ones include: 24/7 hotline, individual and group therapy.
Fees: All services are provided at no charge.

address

8281 Goodwood Blvd, Ste 1-2
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

office

(225) 615-7093

24-hour hotline

1-855-435-7827

accept collect calls: no
website

star.ngo

email

info@star.ngo

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.

address

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

email

stullerplace@cox-internet.com

website

www.stullerplace.com

 

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.

address

710 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

office

(318) 222-2116

24-hour hotline

(318) 226-0556

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 656-4619

website

www.ywca.org/northwestla

 

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.

address

P. O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 -9095

Physical address

224 Florida Street

Suite 303
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

office

(225) 342-4262

website

Louisiana DOC

complaint form

wwwprod2.doa.louisiana.gov/leoformtest/igcomplaintform.pdf

 

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.

address

1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

office

(504) 522-5437

email

info@jjpl.org

website

www.jjpl.org