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South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Behavioral Health Service Provider in South Central Louisiana, your well-being and mental strength is our number one priority.

A Bit About Mental Illness

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.” Mental health disorders do not develop because someone is weak. Mental health disorders do not discriminate; anyone can develop a mental health disorder at any time.

Many of these illnesses can occur in episodes. This means there are times when symptoms are there and times when symptoms seem to lessen and almost disappear. Mental illness symptoms usually worsen if left untreated.


Recovery from mental health disorders involves understanding the condition, learning new skills and developing a new way of life.

Youth Counseling

Sliding Scale Payment Available

  1. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay, and 

  2. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income. 

Developmental Disabilities Services

We serve as the single point of entry for people with developmental disabilities for Waiver Services. We provide intake, determine the appropriate plan of care, and determine the services to be provided by contractors. 

SCLHSA By the Numbers

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A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting on
January 24, 2024 through January 26, 2024

We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, we may earn or continue accreditation.
As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the
 survey team members might ask people are:

  • Do we provide a clean and safe setting?

  • Do you receive the services you need and want?

  • Are you treated with respect?

  • Do you take part in planning your services?

  • Are you told what you need to know about your services?

  • Are your questions answered in a way you understand?

  • Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?

If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF International directly.


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