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Where to Find Help

UPDATED December 13, 2012

Local Programs


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the city where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or cities.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 


St. Bernard Battered Women's Program
Arabi, LA 70032
Phone: (504) 277-3177
Web: http://www.stbernardbwp.com
Providing a variety of services including court/legal advocacy, individual advocacy and counseling for women, teens and children, art therapy and children's groups.

Baton Rouge

Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center (CAFVIC)
PO Box 52809
Baton Rouge, LA 70892
Phone: 225-389-3001
Phone: 1-800-541-9706
Email: info@stopdv.org

Denham Spring

Women Outreaching Women, Inc.
26852 4-H Club Rd (Office Address)
Denham Spring, LA 70726
Hotline: (225) 665-9100
Phone: (225) 791-3940
Fax: (225) 665-6713
Web: http://www.womenowomen.com/
Email: womenowomen@att.net
Providing 30 day shelter.


June N. Jenkins Women's Shelter
PO BOX 815
DeRidder, LA 73064
Hotline: (337) 462-6504
Phone: (337) 462-1452
Providing shelter and also providing non-residential services.


Chez Hope
P.O. Box 98
Franklin, LA 70538
Hotline: 1-800-331-5303
Phone: (337) 828-4200 Crisis Hotline
Fax: (337) 828-4202
Web: http://www.chezhope.org
Tibodeaux Office (985) 449-1301


SAFE (Southeast Advocates of Family Empowerment)
PO BOX 1946
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 542-8384
Web: http://www.safelouisiana.org
Servicing surrounds parishes.


The Haven
P.O. Box 4279
Houma, LA 70361
Hotline: (985) 853-0757
Phone: (800) 915-0045
Web: http://www.havenhelps.org


Safety Net for Abused Persons, Inc. (SNAP)
PO Box 10207
Iberia, LA 70562
Hotline: 337-367-SNAP
Web: http://snapofiberia.org/index.html


Communities Against Domestic Abuse
PO BOX 826
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: 866-883-2232
Phone: 337-616-8419
Web: http://jeffdaviscada.com/


Domestic Abuse Resistance Team
301 Polk Ave.
Jonesbore, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 251-2255
Phone: (318) 295-8006


Faith House
Lafayette, LA
Hotline: (337) 267-9422
Phone: (337) 232-8954
Web: http://faithhouseacadiana.com/
Shelter for battered women.


Safe Harbor Battered Women's Program
Mandeville, LA
Hotline: 985-626-5710
Web: http://www.safeharbornorthshore.org
Provides a safe place to stay and a variety of critical support services ranging from crisis intervention and legal advocacy to playgroups and counseling for kids. All services free of charge.


Taylor House Battered Women's Program
580 West Main Street
Many, LA 71449
Phone: (318) 256-3408
Fax: (318) 256-9284
Providing shelter services to Desoto and Sabine Parish.


The Wellspring Alliance for Families and Children
1515 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: (318) 651-9314
Web: http://www.wellspringalliance.org
Serving many other parishes, providing housing and counseling support.

Wellspring Alliance (Formerly the YWCA)
1515 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-651-9314
Web: http://www.wellspringalliance.org
Serving immediate surrounding parishes.


Domestic Violence Education and Support (DOVES) Inc.
PO Box 1277
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Hotline: (318)352-9394 (answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week)
Web: http://www.dovesinc.org
Providing services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter.

New Orleans

Crescent House, Catholic Charities of New Orleans
1000 Howard Ave., Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70113-1916
Hotline: (504) 866-9554
Phone: (504) 523-3755
Web: http://www.ccano.org/programs/domestic-violence/
Crescent House offers empowerment counseling, a 24-hour crisis line, comprehensive case management services, and intervention services for children including music, art, and play therapy to break the cycle of abuse. All services at Crescent House are free of charge.


St. Landry Parish Outreach Office
P.O. Box 1585
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone: 337-948-5974 Office
Fax: 337-948-5975


Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana
220 Hospital Blvd
Pineville, LA 71360
Hotline: 1-888-411-1333
Phone: 318-448-0884
Fax: 318-704-6644
Provides services to survivors of family violence, domestic abuse and sexual assault. You can speak with an advocate, get help with developing a safety plan, and more.

St. Martinville

New Start Center
P.O. Box 504
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: (337) 394-8559
Web: http://www.newstartcenter.org
Email: info@newstartcenter.org
Services: Assistance filing protective orders, Court escorts, Educational/Support groups, Emergency shelter, Hospital escorts, Individual advocacy, Individual counseling, Legal services, Safety planning and Transportation

The New Start Battered Women's Program
PO BOX 504
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: (337) 394-8559


Chez Hope
PO BOX 5464
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Hotline: 1-800-331-5303
Phone: 985-449-1301 Office
Web: http://www.chezhope.org
Email: chezhope@cox-internet.org
Also serving Lafourche and Assumption Parish

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