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Responding to Students Needing Assistance

Community Referral Sources

Compiled by LSUS Counseling Services

Philadelphia Center 318-222-6633 (Provides HIV/AIDS education and support)
AIDS Hotline 800-992-4379

Children's Services
Child Protection Hotline 318-676-7622
Gingerbread House 318-674-2900 (Coordinates agencies to provide for abused children)
Louisiana Office of Community Services 318-676-7100 (Services include elderly protection)

Disability Services
ARC of Caddo-Bossier 318-221-8392 (Programs for those with developmental disabilities)
Caddo Council on Aging 800-793-1198 (Information for seniors & adults with disabilities)
Families Helping Families 318-226-4541
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services 318-676-7155 (Employment assistance for persons with disabilities)
New Horizons 318-869-4300

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Hotline 888-411-1333
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Gambling Hotline 877-770-7867
Office for Addictive Disorders 318-632-2040 (Alcohol, drug, & gambling addiction treatment)

Financial Assistance
Consumer Credit Counseling 318-797-0885 (Non-profit debt assistance)
St. Vincent DePaul 318-865-7807 (emergency financial or rent/mortgage assistance)

Grief Counseling
A Place the Warms the Heart 318-746-5775 (Grief support group)

Biedenharn Center for Women 318-550-0016 (Variety of direct services to women with addiction)
Bossier Parish Office of Family Assistance 318-741-7320
Caddo Community Action Agency 318-861-4808 (Access to various agencies for low-income)
Caddo Parish Office of Family Support 318-676-7600
Center Point Energy 866-275-5252 (Good Neighbor Fuel Fund)
Centerpoint Homeless Services 318-221-2100
Christian Services 318-221-4857
Food Bank of NW Louisiana 318-675-2400 (Distributor of groceries and food)
Helping Hands 318-742-3823
LIHEAP Clearinghouse 888-454-2001 (Low income energy assistance; admin by CCAA)
Martin Luther King Health Center 318-227-2912 (Pharmacy & health care for low-income patients)
Pierre House 318-227-2869
Providence House 318-221-7887 (Short-term transitional housing & support)
The Salvation Army 318-424-3200 (Access to food/shelter/clothing)
Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission 318-629-8488 (Assistance for homeless & disadvantaged)

Legal Assistance
The Advocacy Center 318-227-6186 (Advocacy services for persons with disabilities)
Legal Services of NW Louisiana 318-222-7186 (Free civil services to low income and elderly)
Louisiana Civil Justice Center 800-310-7029 (Information and legal referrals)
Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project 318-865-8635 (Free legal assistance in civil & juvenile matters)

Medical Assistance
Caddo Parish Health Unit 318-676-5222
Christus Schumpert First Care 318-681-7877
David Raines Community Health Centers 318-227-3350; 318-549-2500
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 800-488-2957
Total Care Medical Clinic 318-670-1251 (walk-in/urgent care)
Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry 318-631-2212 (Medical & dental care to low-income patients)
WK Quick Care 318-212-3520

Mental Health Providers
Community Mental Health Center 318-676-5111
Community Support Programs, Inc. 318-865-4566
Greg Guerin 318-349-5590
The Center for Families 318-222-0759
Samaritan Counseling Center 318-221-6121
Sandra Frith 318-239-0033
Shreveport Family Counseling Center 318-221-4455

Private Mental Health Providers
Private providers are listed in the phone book under: Mental Health Centers, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors; Students may want to check with insurance for provider coverage.

Parenting and pregnancy information
Volunteers of America of North Louisiana 318-221-5006 (Adoption & crisis pregnancy counseling services)
Parent Helpline 800-348-5437
Parent Stress Hotline 800-840-6537

Suicide Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
NW Louisiana Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-877-994-2275

Substance Abuse
Al-Anon General Information 318-344-0212 (for family/friends of those with addiction)
Alcoholics Anonymous 318-865-2171
Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse 318-222-8511 (Information and treatment for adults and children)
NW Regional Center for Addictive Disorders 318-632-2040 (Information and treatment for adults and children)
North Louisiana Area Narcotics Anonymous 800-339-3723 (24 hour helpline)

Veteran's Assistance
Vet Center 318-861-1776 (Counseling, outreach and referral services)

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