For Support: (504) 982-0685
Biala Logo

RESOURCE CENTER

BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Use the "Categories"filter to find a specific type of resource or use the "Cities"filter to find all resources near you.

Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation (SPAR)

Shreveport
Louisiana

Comprehensive recreational program in Shreveport area.

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-925-9500

Visit the AT Marketplace on homepage for equipment loaner closet. Assisted technology organization that connects individuals with disabilities and older persons to needed Assistive Technology that enables independence in employment, school, and community living.

West Monroe Housing Authority

West Monroe
Louisiana
318-699-0575

Section 8 and low rent housing

Broussard Housing Authority

Broussard
Louisiana
337-837-8855

Low rent housing

Vocational Rehabilitation State Office

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-219-2225

Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career.

Caddo Parish Public Housing Authority

Shreveport
Louisiana
318-227-0906

Low-rent housing

Dura Med

Kenner
Louisiana
504-467-4057

Home medical equipment and supplies.

Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center

Lake Charles
Louisiana
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

Housing Authority of Sabine Parish

Many
Louisiana
318-256-3359

Section 8 & Low-rent

Iberia Parish Housing Assistance

Iberia
Louisiana
337-369-4439

Section 8, Low-Rent

Louisiana Office of Elderly Affairs

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-342-7100

Resources for the elderly

Christus Schumpert Health System

Shreveport
Louisiana
318-681-4500

Catholic, non-profit healthcare system.

Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette
Louisiana
337-289-7991

Medical center/hospital

Families Helping Families of Jefferson

Harahan
Louisiana
504-888-9111

Organization that helps people with special needs serving Jefferson Parish

R. John Sawyer, Ph.D.

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-842-8278

Neuropsychologist in New Orleans

Louisiana Nursing Home Association

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-927-5642

Contact for nursing home placement in Louisiana

On Call Nursing & Associates

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-866-0442

List of home health agencies statewide

Monroe Housing Authority

Monroe
Louisiana
318-388-1500

Section 8 and Low-Rent housing

Sage Rehabilitation Hospital

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-819-0703

Sage Rehabilitation Hospital offers a variety of services in various facilities. They are committed to providing the highest quality care to all patients. They offer two inpatient levels of care housed within the same facility (nursing & rehab), as well as outpatient and day neuro services.

Lafourche Parish Housing Authority

Raceland
Louisiana
985-537-5289

Section 8 and low rent housing

Veterans Benefits Administration : Central Area Office / New Orleans Regional Office

New Orleans
Louisiana
800-827-1000

New Orleans regional office for veterans

Sterlington Rehabilitation Hospital - Inpatient

Bastrop
Louisiana
318-281-4531

Inpatient and outpatient rehab hospital

Access Health Louisiana

Kenner
Louisiana
504-575-3700

Largest community health center network in Louisiana. Comprehensive medical, behavioral and dental health to communities across South Louisiana.

 Accepts most commercial insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and for those who are uninsured, offer an income-based sliding-fee scale.

White Castle Housing Authority

White Castle
Louisiana
225-545-3967

Section 8 and low-rent housing

Louisiana Independent Living and Senior Apartments

Statewide
Louisiana

List of senior housing places

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Lake Charles
Louisiana
337-494-3000

Medical center/hospital

JoJo's Hope Therapeutic Swimming at Elmwood Fitness Center

Louisiana
504 -733-1600

A charitable swimming and aquatic activity program in which teaching methods and student activities are adapted to meet the needs of individuals who, because of mental or physical impairment, cannot readily achieve success in a regular swim program.

Louisiana Citizens for Action Now (LaCAN)

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-342-6804

LaCAN is a statewide grassroots network of individuals, families and advocates who have worked together since 1988 advocating for a service system that supports individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes rather than having to be segregated from their communities in a facility to receive support.

Louisiana Independent Living

Statewide
Louisiana
800-748-4024

Database, searchable by city for living options

Crowley Housing Authority

Crowley
Louisiana
337-783-8521

Low-rent and Section 8 housing

Dysphagia in Motion

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-641-4130

Dysphagia in Motion provides Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) studies to assess and manage swallowing disorders.

Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
888-524-3578

DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters.

Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-342-7100

Louisiana organization that helps with elderly affairs.

Training Resource and Assistive Technology Center (TRAC)

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-280-5700

UNO TRAC provides quality services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, educators and employers and has built a solid reputation for its innovative training programs and community outreach efforts.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Regional Offices

Statewide
Louisiana

LRS list of regional offices statewide

Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

Monroe
Louisiana
318-361-0487

Equipment lending company (loaner closet).

Career One Stop Veterans ReEmployment

Statewide
Louisiana

Veterans ReEmployment

City of Monroe Transit

Monroe
Louisiana
318-329-2207

A curb-to-curb transportation service for passengers who are unable to use fixed bus routes due to a disability.

Technology & Learning Center

Mandeville
Louisiana
985-778-2828

Each student will benefit from guided instruction in checking teacher websites so that no assignments are missed. Student progress can also be checked from the computers available at each workstation. All computers have Microsoft Office, content filtered internet access, and numerous academic programs to enhance learning.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehab

Thibodaux
Louisiana
985-447-5500

Inpatient and outpatient rehab hospital

New Horizons Independent Living Center - Northeast Louisiana

Statewide
Louisiana

"A private, non-profit, non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based organization serving the parishes of Louisiana.
Now offering skills training, memory improvement programs, and other helpful programs!"

Neurocovery

Covington
Louisiana
985-805-2995

Neurocovery is an outpatient rehabilitation center offering comprehensive programs unique to the Northshore area.  Physical, occupational and speech therapists at Neurocovery provide specialized care for their patients' specific neurological needs.

Rebuilding Together Acadiana

Lafayette
Louisiana
337-291-9910

We are a Louisiana affiliate serving the parishes of Lafayette, Iberia, Acadia, and Vermilion. We provide home repairs and renovations to homeowners who are unable to make necessary improvements to their homes due to financial hardship, age, or disability. We organize volunteers and use donated or discounted building materials to complete repairs at no cost to our homeowners.

Brian E. Smith Youth Center/ WIB

Monroe
Louisiana
318-362-5111

Develops a comprehensive package of services for youth. We work to determine the skills needed for youth (16-21) by partnering with area training agencies and businesses to produce productive citizens of our community.

Business Career Solutions Centers

Statewide
Louisiana

Contact information by parish and city for Louisiana Offices Providing Job Service Assistance.

Habitat for Humanity New Orleans

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-943-2240

Assists with home ownership, home modifications, building ramps, etc.

Special Olympics Louisiana

Hammond
Louisiana
985-345-6644

Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) is a state wide not-for-profit organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Covington
Louisiana
985-898-4000

Medical and rehab hospital

Touro Infirmary Driving Program and Drivers' Assessment Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8557

Touro Rehabilitation's Center offers a state-approved drivers assessment and rehabilitation program. Our certified driver rehab specialist and occupational therapist provides patients with a personalized session which includes a clinical screening, in-car evaluation, drivers training with adapted equipment, new driver training for those with physical, cognitive or behavioral changes, and older driver services.

Jeff Raybon Construction

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-218-6352

Jeff Raybon Construction, LLC. is a locally owned and operated business having served the Greater Baton Rouge area for over 25 years. We are licensed in both residential and commercial construction, as well as fully insured.

Calcasieu Women's Shelter

Lake Charles
Louisiana
337-436-4552

Oasis Safe Haven shelter for women.

ReMed (Collage Rehabilitation Partner)

Covington
Louisiana
985-875-3100

ReMed of Louisiana provides rehabilitation and supported living to individuals with brain injury and other neurologic impairments. Picking up where acute rehabilitation ends, their program provides post-acute physical, cognitive and neurobehavioral rehabilitation. Comprehensive rehabilitation and support with a focus on self growth through measurable goals are provided in our home-like, comfortable residences and the surrounding community of Covington.

Governor's Office of Disability Affairs

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-219-7550

Great asset for individuals with disabilities through the governor of Louisiana’s office

Louisiana Disaster/Emergency Planning Tips

Statewide
Louisiana

Comprehensive recourse to help with disaster and emergency planning

Louisiana Disability Benefit Programs

Statewide
Louisiana

Information on disability benefit programs, help paying bills, etc.

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

Marrero
Louisiana
504-349-8708

Resolves crises of persons and families in crisis related to mental illness, addictive disorders, and/or developmental disabilities. Aids persons with serious and disabling mental illness, addictive disorders and/or developmental disabilities.

New Orleans Home Modification Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-523-2337 ext. 127

Assists with home modification in Orleans Parish

Headway

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-345-8271

A day program for veterans living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury and/or other neurological condition.

Louisiana Health Plan

Statewide
Louisiana
225-926-6245

Provides health insurance for individuals who cannot obtain health insurance coverage elsewhere due to pre-existing medical conditions.

East Jefferson General Hospital

Metairie
Louisiana
504-503-5576

Hospital/Rehabilitation hospital

Families Helping Families at the Crossroads

Pineville
Louisiana
318-641-7373

"Organization that helps people with special needs serving the parishes of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn."

North Oaks Health System Rehabilitation Hospital

Hammond
Louisiana
985-542-7777

Rehabilitation hospital

Patterson Housing Authority

Patterson
Louisiana
985-395-3736

Low rent and section 8 housing

VA Monroe Clinic

Monroe
Louisiana
318-343-6100

Veterans clinic

June N Jenkins Women's Shelter

DeRidder
Louisiana
337-462-6504

Domestic violence helpline and shelter

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Statewide
Louisiana
225- 342-3111

OneStop Career Center; assistance returning to work; Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

Independent Living Centers

Louisiana
877-505-2260

We offer four core independent living services, deaf and hard of hearing services, employment services, transportation services, counseling case management services and personal care assistance services to people with disabilities.

Morgan City Housing Authority

Morgan City
Louisiana
985-384-5118

St. Mary's Parish affordable housing

West Baton Rouge Parish Council

Port Allen
Louisiana
225-336-2406

Section 8 and low rent housing

Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana

Calhoun
Louisiana

Provides therapeutic horsemanship instruction to people who are differently-abled

Donaldsonville Housing Authority

Donaldsonville
Louisiana
225-473-9486

Provides housing assistance to low income families through the Public Housing program.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge
Louisiana
225-381-6520

Acute care hospital with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance

Slidell
Louisiana
985-288-5940

Providing in home care and assistance in Abita Springs, Bogalusa, Covington, Folsom, Lacombe, Mount Hermon, Slidell, Mandeville, Angie, Bush, Franklinton, Pearl River, Varnado.

Sportran Shreveport/Bossier City Transportation

Shreveport
Louisiana
318-673-7415

Public Transportation

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

Statewide
Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of benefits.

Northwest Louisiana Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group/Think First

Shreveport
Louisiana
318-226-0066

United States Veterans Service Dogs

Marrero
Louisiana
504-460-5100

Service Dogs for US Veterans.

St. James Parish Housing Authority

Lutcher
Louisiana
225-869-3278

Low-Rent and Section 8 housing

Touro Infirmary

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8246

Touro Infirmary is a non-profit hospital in New Orleans. It is part of LCMC Health. Specializes in neuro and has comprehensive rehab program and offers driver evaluations.

Lake Charles Housing Authority

Lake Charles
Louisiana
337-439-4189

Section 8 and low-rent housing

Ponchatoula Area Recreation District 1 Leisure classes

Ponchatoula
Louisiana
985-370-7272

Ponchatoula Area Recreation District offers leisure classes.

Noril

Statewide
Louisiana
877-505-2260

Comprehensive resources. Our mission is to advocate for a fully accessible and integrated community and provide services for individuals with disabilities.

New Roads Housing Authority

New Roads
Louisiana
225-638-8940

Provides housing assistance to low income families through the Section 8 program.

Louisiana Housing Search

Statewide
Louisiana
877-428-8844

Assists with finding rental homes in Louisiana

New Iberia Housing Authority

New Iberia
Louisiana
337–364-5515

Low-rent and section 8 housing

Acadiana Brain Injury Center

Youngsville
Louisiana
337-856-1964

Neuro Day, Outpatient, and Residential Treatment for post-acute acquired brain injury.

Thibodaux Housing Authority

Thibodaux
Louisiana

Section 8 and low-income Public Housing

Home Instead Senior Care

Statewide
Louisiana
337-277-3475

In-home care services can help people at any point within the aging process. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized care plan tailored to help fit your family’s needs. Our expert care provides all the support people need to live well wherever they call home for years to come. This includes helping with Activities of Daily Living, transportation needs, etc. We accept private pay, LTCI, and VA Benefits. With numerous locations around the state, please visit: HomeInstead.com/347

Office: 337-295-7990

Madeleine.Dronet@HomeInstead.com

Touro Rehabilitation Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8560

Touro Rehabilitation Center offers specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for patients experiencing catastrophic injuries, neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and post-cancer treatment complications.

Iberia Rehabilitation Hospital

New Iberia
Louisiana
337- 364-6923

Acute physical rehabilitation hospital, outpatient therapy

Louisiana GUMBO Games

Statewide
Louisiana
800-259-7200

Games Uniting Mind and Body (GUMBO) is an interscholastic track and field competition designed for children ages 5 to 18 years of age who have physical or visual disabilities.

Claiborne Career Solutions Center

Homer
Louisiana
318-927-3338

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

The Concussion Group

Metairie
Louisiana
504-883-3544

The Concussion Group is a collaboration of neuro-scientific experts who have developed a qDTI program for detecting brain damage caused by concussions (mTBI or mild Traumatic Brain Injuries). Only place like this in the area.

Faith House

Lafayette
Louisiana
337-232-8954

Domestic Violence Crisis Center based in Lafayette, LA

Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-943-0343

Nonprofit resource center that aims to educate and empower individuals with disabilities, their families, professionals and communities by providing resources, training and family-to-family support. Serving parishes of Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard.

Lake Charles Transportation

Lake Charles
Louisiana
337-491-1267

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.

Louisiana Dept. of Aging and Adult Services

Statewide
Louisiana
225-342-9500

Provides many programs and resources for disabled and aging citizens. Coordinates the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Program.

Opelousas Housing Authority

Opelousas
Louisiana
337-942-5693

Public housing agency

Moreau Physical Therapy

Lafayette
Louisiana

At our outpatient clinic we specialize in providing PT, OT, and ST services to patients with a history of brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, ALS, etc. Neuro is our passion and we are always looking for ways to let the community know that we are here to serve them.

Lafayette Physical Rehabilitation Hospital

Lafayette
Louisiana
337-314-1111

Inpatient rehabilitation hospital .Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance