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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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Aging and Disability Resource Center

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-9500

The core functions of an ADRC are 1) information, referral and awareness, 2) options counseling, advice and assistance, 3) streamlined eligibility determination for public programs, 4) person-centered transitions, 5) quality assurance and continuous improvement. ADRCs perform these functions by integrating, coordinating, and strengthening different pieces of the existing long term supports and services systems.

Brain Injury Association of America

Vienna
Virginia
800-500-2026

Brain Injury Association of America’s mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury.

Brain Line

Arlington
Virginia
703-998-2020

Website that provides educational resources and resource guide

Care Louisiana

Statewide
LA

Information on Louisiana Community Disability, Assistive Technology & Transportation Services

Catholic Charities

New Orleans
LA
504-523-3755

Assists with housing, food, domestic violence, employment, equipment and health services

Catholic Charities Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
LA

Provides disaster relief, behavioral health services, employment services and more.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Encino
California
818-925-1245

Foundation supporting those with spinal cord injuries

Families Helping Families at the Crossroads

Pineville
LA
318-641-7373

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

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
LA
225-216-7474

Organization that helps people with special needs serving parishes of East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and Ascension.

Families Helping Families of Jefferson

Harahan
LA
504-888-9111

Organization that helps people with special needs serving Jefferson Parish

Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

Monroe
LA
318-361-0487

Organization that helps people with special needs serving parishes of Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll.

Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans
LA
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.

Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana

Lake Charles
LA
337-436-2570

"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

Families Helping Families Region 7

Shreveport
LA
318-226-4541

Families Helping Families Region 7 is a non-profit family resource center. We are a group of families who, through our own experiences, promote peer support and advocacy and are committed to alleviating hardships of other families who have members with disabilities or special needs. The term, "special needs", includes physical, mental, emotional, behavioral and/or academic issues.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Nation Wide
800-445-8106

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Independent Living Centers

LA
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.

Independent Living Resources

La Crosse
WI
608-787-1111

Independent Living Resources is a non-profit agency operated by a skilled staff and board of directors composed primarily of people with disabilities. This firsthand experience with disabilities provides a unique base of expertise for effectively addressing and providing services to individuals with disabilities.

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

Marrero
LA
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.

Joseph Groh Foundation

Nation Wide
214-998-9749

Foundation for spinal cord injuries.

Kessler Foundation

East Hanover
NJ
973-324-8362

The Kessler Foundation strives to improve the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and other chronic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. Great bowel management DVD's, SCI videos, medical library, grants and research.

Lending Library

Nation Wide
800-539-7309 x7204

The Reeve Foundation offers a free lending library of over 5,000 books and videos on paralysis- related topics. Our catalog is available online at the above website. Items can be ordered online for delivery to your home with return postage included.

Louisiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Homer
LA
318-927-6922

Lists various resouces. Lists companies and individual providers on this website who help families deal with the crisis and burden of long term care.

Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services

Baton Rouge
LA
888-524-3578

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

Louisiana Department of Health

Statewide
LA
225-342-9500

Website dedicated to programs offered by Louisiana Dept. of Health. Comprehensive resources.

Louisiana Dept. of Aging and Adult Services

Statewide
LA
225-342-9500

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

Louisiana Disability Organizations and Resources

Statewide
LA

Comprehensive resource website of Louisiana’s resources for individuals with disabilities.

Louisiana Disaster/Emergency Planning Tips

Statewide
LA

Comprehensive recourse to help with disaster and emergency planning

Louisiana Independent Living Centers

Statewide
LA

Research, education and consultation on independent living, home and community-based services, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Center for independent living.

Louisiana Department of Health

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-9500

List of comprehensive services the Louisiana Department of Health provides

Louisiana Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-0095

Resources for citizens with developmental disabilities

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Independant Living

Statewide
LA

Allows individuals to choose to live in a home or community setting, with emphasis on community supports and services, such as information and referral sources, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, and other.

Louisiana Urology Specialists Database

Statewide
LA

Contact information for Urologists in LA by city

Louisiana Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

Statewide
LA

Find educational consultants, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, advocates, and attorneys. You will also find government programs, grassroots organizations, special education schools, and parent support groups.

National Financial Resource Directory

Nation Wide
800-532-5274

Comprehensive resource website for individuals with disabilities

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

Nation Wide

National resource guide for individuals with traumatic brain injuries

National Stroke Association

Centennial
CO
800-STOKES

Develops programs across the full continuum of stroke—prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation. National Stroke Association provides stroke education and programs to survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Programs and material are provided to the stroke community for free.

New Horizons Independent Living Center - Northeast Louisiana

Statewide
LA

"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!"

Noril

Statewide
LA
877-505-2260

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

North American Brain Injury Society

Nation Wide
713-526-6900

NABIS is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. NABIS was created specifically to address the needs of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury - providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange.

Northshore Families Helping Families

Covington
LA
985-875-0511

NFHF is the only family resource center for individuals with disabilities on the Northshore. We give parents of children with disabilities knowledge, support and confidence by providing peer-to-peer support, information; referrals to disability resources and education and training.

Nurses Registry Home Health

Harahan
LA
504-736-0803

My Nurses Registry provides a wide range of Home Health Care Services to Greater New Orleans residents, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical supplies and equipment. We also provide private duty nursing, non-medical personal care and pastoral services.

Ochsner Rehab Hospital

New Orleans
LA
504-736-4900

"Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Select Medical serves as a regional destination for patients recovering from stroke, neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputation and specific diagnosis associated with transplant, cardiac, cancer and orthopedic conditions."

Region 7 Families Helping Families

Shreveport
LA
318-226-4541

Helping families and individuals with disabilities. Serving parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Webster

The Brain Injury Recovery Network

Nation Wide
877-810-2100

This site provides practical, actionable advice for brain injury survivors and families. The goal is to see that survivors of brain injuries are given every possible chance to recover. There are numerous manuals, explanations, resources and ideas.

Travis Roy Foundation

Boston
MA

The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families.

United Spinal Association

Kew Gardens
New York
718-803-3782

National association dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Offers resources, programs, services, support and information.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans
LA
504-822-5540

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

ViaLink

New Orleans
LA
504-895-5550

VIA LINK contact center counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling and information and referrals to programs which can help with needs such as food, shelter, medical care, financial assistance, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, senior services, childcare and more.

Volunteers of America

New Orleans
LA
504-482-2130

Comprehensive resource website for individuals with disabilities

232 Help

1005 Jefferson Street
Lafayette
LA
337-232-4357

232-HELP is an information and referral agency that provides assistance finding a variety of resources.