Places that Help: Louisiana
Updated: September 29, 2021
Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice. Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations.
East Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project
Pro Bono Project volunteers provide critical civil legal services for low income people in the community struggling with some of life’s most difficult problems: family disintegration, loss of housing, bankruptcy, loss of income through disability domestic violence and more.
Iris Domestic Violence Center
24-hour Crisis Line: (225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706
Iris Domestic Violence Center serves victims of domestic violence and their children. Services include 24-hour crisis line; emergency shelter; safety planning; danger assessment; support groups; children’s services; case management; advocacy and counseling; legal representation for protective order applicants; court advocacy; information and referral; relocation assistance and more. All services are free and confidential. Services are offered to residential (in-shelter) as well as nonresidential survivors. Iris DV Center serves the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, and East Feliciana.
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) member programs provide direct assistance to victims of domestic violence across the state of Louisiana. LCADV website provides a list of all parishes with individual resources available to provide services to victims of domestic abuse.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Baton Rouge
715 Street Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 448-0331 Intake Line
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. Offering help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care). Offices available in Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, New Orleans and St. Charles Parishes. For information in Spanish access website.
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
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