A Message from our Executive Director
Welcome to the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA) website!
The Louisiana Legislature created the SCLHSA in 2006 to provide behavioral health and developmental disability services to individuals in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes. A local board composed of nine members from the seven parishes in our region governs SCLHSA. These Board Members are responsible for ensuring that the services we provide and funding we receive is utilized to appropriately meet the needs of the individuals in our communities.
Our staff provides a comprehensive array of services, which include evidence based treatment. Services are provided in your community regardless of your ability to pay. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the behavioral health and developmental disabilities services we offer.
Kristin Bonner, MHA, BSN, RN
Our Executive Team
Chief Financial Officer
Human Resources Director
Howard "Joey" Thibodaux
Kensie B Lasseigne
Developmental Disabilities Director
Our Mission Statement
Helping people, changing lives through education, prevention, intervention and treatment in an effort to enhance quality of life.
To create an atmosphere where people in our community are inspired to reach their fullest potential with access to services and a culture devoted to promoting optimal health and wellness.
Committed to Continually Improving Services, Encouraging Feedback, and Serving the Community.
SCLHSA completed a CARF accreditation survey in 2020. "CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available." The surveyors noted a number of areas of strength:
"From frontline clerical workers to psychiatrists, employees are dedicated, compassionate, and willing to go the extra mile for the persons served. SCLHSA provides same-day care to patients in crisis, walk-ins, and aftercare."
"SCLHSA works with other community organizations (federal probation and parole, parish jails, police departments, hospital emergency rooms, etc.) to ensure that the persons served are seen and treatment provided is person centered."
"When speaking with the persons served and family members to discuss their interactions with the organization, the common theme expressed from everyone was how 'enthusiastic the team is towards helping us...' Anecdotal stories described how SCLHSa has touched their lives in improving their quality of life, providing them with funding assistance for supplies, home improvements, and assisting lifting the burdens of family members that are doing the best they can in making their lived ones live the best they can. In addition during these COVID-19 times, one family member stated, "I didn't miss a phone call. They didn't skip a beat... they're truly a blessing."