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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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American Stroke Association

 Nationwide
2644 S. Sherwood Forest #108
Baton Rouge

Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke

  • F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
  • A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?
  • T = Time to call 911

Baton Rouge 2644 S. Sherwood Forest, Suite 108, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Lafayette - For Mail Only 139-B James Comeaux Rd., #596, Lafayette, LA 70508

New Orleans 110 Veterans Blvd, Suite 160, Metairie, LA 70005

Shreveport - For Mail Only 4830 Line Avenue, Suite 385, Shreveport, LA 71106

Calcasieu Parish Human Services Programs

 Nationwide
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.

Capital Area United Way

 Nationwide
700 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge

CALL 2 1 1 to be connected to their services.

Capital Area United Way serves the following parishes:

West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, St. James, Ascension, and Livingston

Capital Area United Way is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) agency that works with volunteers, donors, and other local organizations to create lasting change in Education, Income Stability, Health, and Basic Needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Offers practical and emotional support

Caregiver Action Network

 Nationwide
1150 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 501
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
(855) 227-3640

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is to promote resourcefulness and respect for the more than 90 million family caregivers across the country.

Supports caregivers with practical help, support, and information.

Caregiver Help Desk offers free support to family caregivers across the country.  It is staffed by caregiving experts who can help you find the information you need to navigate your caregiving challenges and support you on your caregiving journey.  With Caregiver Help Desk you can:

  • Have confidential conversations with caregiving experts about your caregiving questions
  • Reach out by phone, email and live chat—whatever is most convenient for you
  • Access our experts Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Catholic Charities of Acadiana

 Nationwide
(337) 235-4972

College Consensus

 Nationwide
Nation Wide

Resources for college students with disabilities.

Disability Guidance

 Nationwide
Nation Wide has been dedicated to helping those seeking assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing their Social Security Disability denial. We are committed to connecting claimants and their families with attorneys or representatives that specialize in Social Security Disability law and will represent them before the Social Security Administration.

Doman International

 Nationwide
Nation Wide

Doman International is a team of leading experts who care about children with special needs and their families. We are an organization that believes in support and education.

The Doman Method is perhaps most famous for helping adults and children diagnosed with brain injury or brain damage.

Many resources available on website such as classes, webinars, recipes, and more.

Exceptional Lives

 Nationwide

We are a non-profit organization providing free tools, information, and resources for families of children with disabilities or special needs.

Exceptional Lives offers resources for children and young adults.

Call or text 1-844-354-1212


 Nationwide
Nation Wide

Nationwide Resource Guide

Search and connect to support.

Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, housing, and other free or reduced-cost help.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.

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