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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center

Lake Charles
337 721-4010

The Louisiana Workforce Commissions vision is to make Louisiana the best place in the country to get a job or grow a business, and our goal is to be the country's best workforce agency

Calcasieu Women's Shelter

Lake Charles

Oasis Safe Haven shelter for women.

Lake Charles Housing Authority

Lake Charles

Section 8 and low-rent housing

Lake Charles Transportation

Lake Charles

The City of Lake Charles Para-Transit Service offers a special mode of transportation to disabled people who meet federal eligibility guidelines. Call one day in advance.

Calcasieu Parish Housing Authority

Lake Charles

Section 8, Low-Rent housing

Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana

Lake Charles

"We work with individuals with any kind of special need (mental, physical, emotional, or educational). We offer a resource lending library, quarterly email newsletter, research on disability related topics, information and referral, education and training and peer support and advocacy skills training." Region V - serving parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis

Ainsleys Angels of America

Lake Charles

Ainsleys Angels of America is a non-profit organization that matches runners with people with disabilities who want to compete in races.

Calcasieu Public Transit

Lake Charles

***Rides must be scheduled in advance.***

Calcasieu Public Transit has nine buses, which are all equipped with liftgates for easy wheelchair accessibility.

Transit services are available in Rural and Urban areas of Calcasieu Parish.

Services are offered to those who are elderly, disabled, and the general public.

There is a service fee for each ride. Transit office hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Buses run 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Center for Neurosurgical and Spinal Disorders

1614 Wolf Circle
Lake Charles

The Center for Neurosurgical & Spinal Disorders is the premier treatment facility for spine surgery and brain surgery in Southwestern Louisiana!

Treats spine and brain disorders.

Dr. Wolf is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally-invasive spine surgery.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Lake Charles Memorial Health System-Support Groups

1701 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 494-3150

Lake Charles, LA area hosts Diabetic, Genetic Disorder, Cancer, Sarcoidosis, and Stroke Support Groups

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Location: Shearman Conference Room - LCMH

Call for updated details

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital-Neurosurgery

1717 Oak Park Blvd, 3rd Floor
Lake Charles

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Neurosurgery services offers diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of various neurological disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, and spinal cord.

Dr. Gregory J. Rubino, Neurosurgeon

Call to schedule an appointment: (337) 494-4720

Calcasieu Parish Human Services Programs

2001 Moeling St.
Lake Charles

The mission of the Human Services Department is to offer an array of services through its various offices, initiatives, and collaborative networks in accordance with community needs.

Southwest Louisiana Independence Center, Inc.

4320 Lake Street
Lake Charles
(337) 477-7194

Our mission is to assist individuals with disabilities and the elderly in living positive, productive lives within our community – functioning as independently as possible in their chosen environment.

Our goal at @SLIC is to – advocate, counsel, train and support our disabled residents to live the very best life possible.

2 locations: Lake Charles and Lafayette

Imperial Health

501 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles
(337) 312-8730

Dr. Nirmala Tumarada diagnoses and manages all general neurologic conditions including migraine, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinsonism, tremor, spasticity, dystonia and multiple sclerosis, along with neuromuscular disorders.

A referral must be submitted by patient's primary doctor in order to see Dr Tumarada. The fax # to send referral is 337-312-8044.

Accepts Medicaid

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