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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
Louisiana
(800)242-8721

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
Louisiana
337-721-4030

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
Louisiana
225-383-2643

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.

Exceptional Lives

 Nationwide
Statewide
Louisiana
844-354-1212

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

Email info@exceptionallives.org

Findhelp.org

 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.

Joni and Friends Louisiana

 Nationwide
Statewide
Louisiana
(225) 334-8454

Email: louisiana@joniandfriends.org

Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.

Hosts special events such as retreats, getaways, dances, etc for families and/or individuals of all ages who have been touched by disability.

See website for upcoming events, resources, andstories of inspiration.

Salvation Army

 Nationwide
Statewide
Louisiana
601-969-7560

The Salvation Army provides a wide range of traditional social services and emergency assistance programs.

There are many locations throughout the state of Louisiana.

Services offered:

Food, Shelter & Clothing

Medication Payment Assistance

Senior Citizen Services

Christmas Assistance

Rent & Utility Payment Assistance

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Emergency Disaster Response

More listed on website

United Spinal Association

 Nationwide
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.

You can reach our Resource Center Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (except federal holidays) at 1 800-962-9629 (selecting Option #2 for the Resource Center).

United Way Southwest Louisiana

 Nationwide
Louisiana
211

United Way Southwest Louisiana serves the following parishes - Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis.

2 1 1 Helpline is open 24/7/365

211 is a single access point for every day needs and in times of crisis.

  • Food, shelter & clothing
  • Abuse/Neglect prevention & protection
  • Rent/Utility/Financial assistance
  • Crisis Intervention services
  • Job training
  • Transportation assistance
  • Home health care
  • Congregate meals for the elderly
  • See website for more services

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