Places that Help: Louisiana
Updated: December 13, 2012
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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. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
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.
Turning Point Battered Women's Program
Providing help with restraining orders, court advocacy and other supportive services. Does not currently have a shelter.
St. Bernard Battered Women's Program
Providing a variety of services including court/legal advocacy, individual advocacy and counseling for women, teens and children, art therapy and children's groups.
Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center (CAFVIC)
Women Outreaching Women, Inc.
26852 4-H Club Rd (Office Address)
Denham Spring, LA 70726
Providing 30 day shelter.
June N. Jenkins Women's Shelter
Providing shelter and also providing non-residential services.
(337) 828-4200 Crisis Hotline
Tibodeaux Office (985) 449-1301
SAFE (Southeast Advocates of Family Empowerment)
Servicing surrounds parishes.
Safety Net for Abused Persons, Inc. (SNAP)
Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
Communities Against Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse Resistance Team
Shelter for battered women.
Safe Harbor Battered Women's Program
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
Providing shelter services to Desoto and Sabine Parish.
The Wellspring Alliance for Families and Children
Serving many other parishes, providing housing and counseling support.
Wellspring Alliance (Formerly the YWCA)
Serving immediate surrounding parishes.
Domestic Violence Education and Support (DOVES) Inc.
(318)352-9394 (answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week)
Providing services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter.
Crescent House, Catholic Charities of New Orleans
1000 Howard Ave., Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70113-1916
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
Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana
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.
New Start Center
St. Martinville, LA 70582
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
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Also serving Lafourche and Assumption Parish
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