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Community and Public Resources

American Red Cross
414 Breard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-5141

  • Natural Disaster recovery
  • House fire recovery

Ascent Health Inc.
502 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-654-4245

  • Free program that serves 5-21 year olds with in-home behavioral and mental health support. 
  • Biofeedback services- non-medicinal approach to mental healthcare designed to treat anxiety, sleep issues, ADHD, ADD and a plethora of other conditions.

ARCO Supported Employment, ARCO
901 North 4th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-387-7817

  • Providing supports and services to Infants and Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Region 8. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana
300 Memorial Drive
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-255-2242

  • After School program for kids
  • Tutoring
  • Summer Programs

Broken Wings Mission and Thrift Store
303 N Main St, 
Farmerville, LA 71241
Phone: 318-368-2323

  • Can buy clothing for cheap
  • Gives out food in conjunction with NELA food bank

Calvary Temple Church of the Harvest Food Pantry
113 Mary Street, Monroe 71202                                       
Phone: 318-342-8000

  • Food distribution. 10:00 a.m. - noon, 3rd Saturday of the month (On months with five Saturday's it is moved to the 4th)

Camp Quality 
1800 Forsythe Avenue
Suite 2, Box 307
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-548-1646

  • Free summer camp for children 5-18 diagnosed with cancer

CASA of Northeast Louisiana
513 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-398-0945

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
  • Serve 11 parishes in North Louisiana
  • Offices in Monroe, Farmerville, Tallulah, Winnsboro and Columbia
  • You can help change a child’s story.

Center for Children and Families
622 Riverside Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-398-0945

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates- acts as the voice of children removed from their homes
  • Therapeutic Services- In home counseling services for children and their families
  • The Children’s Advocacy Center- conducting forensic interviews for child and mentally challenged adult victims of sexual abuse,
  • physical abuse, human trafficking, or witness to violent crimes.  

Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana
117 Hall Street 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-8775

  • Childhood development programs and counseling ( Early Head Start)
  • Child Care resource center
  • Teen pregnancy help
  • Parenting guidance and counseling
  • Youth scholarship programs
  • Youth development programs

Christian Community Action
108 South Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-251-3282

  • Helps on a case by case basis with financial needs, and has volunteers to help. 
  • Provides clothing and food for those in need

Christopher Youth Center
205 Smith Ave.
Monroe, LA 71203 
Phone: 318-345-5556

  • Youth shelter, safe place and crisis center
  • Helps runaway and homeless youth
  • Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, tutoring, transportation to school, and other appropriate referrals for ages 11-17
  • Assist with shelter for homeless men and women ages 18-24.

Community Soup Kitchen

219 Plum Street
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-325-7218

  • Provides meals on Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 10- 1 pm.

Compassion That Compels 

  • Providing home, emotional support, and life rebuilding intervention to women battling and overcoming cancer- one compassionate act at a time

Crossings Counseling

  • Provides free or reduced cost counseling. 
  • Works with teengagers, adults, or couples 
  • Specializes in anxiety, depression, and couples therapy

Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-345-9000

  • Provides short term classes to help with employment - Workforce
  • Provides Hiset (GED) classes and test - Adult Education
  • English as a second language classes - Adult Education

Delta Veterans, Inc.
Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 #1

  • Providing information on resources and programs for veterans and their families

Department of Children and Family Services
24 Accent Drive
Monroe, LA 71202 
Phone: 1-888- LA-HELP-U, (1-888-524-3578)

  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Child WelfareDisability Determination
  • Economic Stability
  • Emergency Preparedness

Renewal Center (formerly Desiard Street Shelter)
722 Adams Street, 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-605-2974

  • Breakfast and Lunch (M-F) 
  • Help people get IDs and paperwork
  • Help people file  referrals for Medicaid, food stamps, housing, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse and job referral. 
  • Helps homeless and poor to connect to  resources
  • Day shelter for the homeless
  • Free clothing
  • A place to wash clothing and shower for the homeless
  • Some overnight beds

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team
Lincoln Parish
Phone: Crisis Line 318-251-2255 and Administration 318-513-9373

  • Temporary shelter for women and children dealing with domestic abuse
  • Counseling 
  • Legal advocacy

Easterseals Louisiana  
1863 Avenue of America 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-322-4788 (Early Steps) Birth-3 yrs
           318-388-0293 (Adult Program)

  • Provides free training for those on the Autism spectrum or those with ADHD, Anxiety, depression, or other social or  behavior problem.
  • Provides comprehensive support for people dealing with Autism or on the Autism spectrum

Elisha Ministries
608 South Trenton St. 
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-251-1233

  • Continuity of Care (Medical / Psych Providers)  
  • Permanent Housing (Single or Congregate) 
  • Financial Enhancement and Stability 
  • Employment Readiness and Placement  
  • Substance Abuse Recovery Dynamics  
  • Mental Health Treatment  
  • Education  
  • Medication Management of Self Administration 
  • Transportation  

Life Skills Enhancement 
Extra Mile, Region VIII, Inc.
511 Bres Ave.,
Monroe, LA 71201

  • One-on-one peer mentoring and educational services to those affected by mental health and/or addiction related disorders.  
  • Recovery groups and recreational activities at Peer empowerment centers.
  • Community educational sessions that awareness to first episode psychosis.
  • Monroe Peer Support Center
  • Clothing closet

Families Helping Families 
200 Northeast Rd, 
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-361-0487

  • Provide support for families that have children or youth with disabilities
  • Provide education and counseling

Families in Need of Service (FINS)
5800 Hwy 44
Convent, LA 71723
Phone: 225-562-2424

  • Helps Families in need

Family Promise of Ouachita
100 South 2nd St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-605-2017

  • Provides housing and necessities for families with children until they can get on their feet
  • Life skill classes
  • Day Centers- provides a homelike atmosphere for our guests from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests have showers, internet access, a mailing address and a phone
  • Transportation 

Family Promise Thrift Store
3134 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-605-2017

  • Clothing at cheap price
  • Proceeds fund Family Promise Crisis Housing Program

First West
500 Pine St.
West Monroe, LA US 71291
Phone: 318-322-5104

  • Thrift Store
  • Freedmen- Helps people fresh out of prison to get on their feet. Men and women transition house. 
  • Counseling services
  • Bus tickets and some short term expenses

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203

  • Backpack of food for kids
  • Packs of food delivered to senior citizens and emergency food boxes in the lobby
  • Give food to other agencies

Freedom 13 Ministries
1831 N Trenton St.
Ruston, La. 71270 

  • Offers a 9 month trauma-informed residential recovery program for women coming out of the sex industry and/or adult victims of sex-trafficking.
  • Parenting Summits

Goodwill Supported Employment
801 N. 31st St., Suite 1
Monroe, La
Phone: 318-343-4933

  • Supported Employment (SE) is an employment service for people with developmental disabilities. 

Grace Place Ministries
1600 Jackson St.,
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-361-9702

  • Serves lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday (11 am to 1 pm)
  • Clothes closet (MWF) 11 am to 1 pm
  • Food bags

Habitat For Humanity of North La

  • Builds houses to sell to low income families with no interest loans

Hope House of West Monroe
341 Washington Street
West Monroe, La, 71293
Phone: 337-324-4957

  • Serve meal on Saturday
  • Free shower and clothing
  • Give out food boxes and hygiene bags

Hope Street Ministries
601 Desiard St
Monroe, Louisiana
Phone: 318-366-0966

  • Serves lunch Saturday afternoons
  • Gives out clothing and essentials

Junior League of Monroe 
2811 Cameron St.
Monroe, LA 71201 
Phone: 318-322-3236

  • Provides grants for nonprofits
  • Provides volunteers for community events
  • Provides grants for teachers
  • Care closets at middle schools to provide feminine products for those in need
  • We Care Closet a yearly even for women to get free business attire 

Lazarus Mission
Mainly serving the Bawcomville area 
Phone: 318-599-1670

  • Food
  • Help 
  • Clothing

Learning and Outreach Center
7427 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-654-7622

  • Provides food on weekends
  • Provides clothes 
  • Provides help to those in need

Life Choices
2007 Roselawn Ave, 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-2200

  • Offers ultrasound, counseling, post abortive counseling free of charge
  • Helps with one time emergency assistance
  • Helps you make an informed decision on an unplanned pregnancy

Lifeline Prison & Outreach Ministry
3405 Hwy165 South
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-388-3226

  • Prison Mentoring Program

Louisiana Baptist Children Home
7200 DeSiard Street
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
Phone: 318-343-2244

  • Children or family housing
  • Counseling 
  • Foster or adoption programs
  • Christian Women Job Corp
  • Homeless women and children program

Louisiana Center Against Poverty
1201 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-348-5922

  • Youth Development Center
  • Afterschool programs
  • Tutoring
  • Economic training classes
  • Job preparation classes

Louisiana Methodist Children & Family Services
904 DeVille Lane
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-255-5020

  • Report Child Abuse by calling 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Family Counseling
  • Life skills training
  • A home for children

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
State Office Building 
24 Accent Drive, Suite 105
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-362-3232

  • Get a referral from a parole officer; they are in the same building.

MedCamps of Louisiana
102 Thomas Rd Ste 615, 
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-329-8405

  • Camp for children with chronic illness and disabilities

Monroe Housing Authority
300 Harrison Street, Annex Building
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-388-1500

  • Disabled living
  • Retired living
  • Low income family living
  • Voucher program

North Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
1604 Winnsboro Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-322-0896

  • Free education 
  • Counseling 
  • Patient assistance including transportation, research, and other activities 

NORTHEAST DELTA Human Service Authority
Mental Health & Addictive Disorders - Phone: 318-362-3270
Developmental Disabilities - Phone: 318-362-3396

  • Can connect you to organizations that can address many needs

1900 North 18th Street, Suite 201
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-855-1923

  • Career training
  • Resume writing
  • Job placement and job preparedness
  • Scholarships
  • Counseling

O.I.C. of Ouachita
3710 Dunlop Street
Monroe, Louisiana
Phone: 318-325-1678

  • Offers job training and classes in business technology management, medical assistant, phlebotomy, and more.
  • GED program and after-school tutoring at no cost.
  • Small fee for application process

OMCAP (Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program).
4001 Jackson St
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-340-9677

  • This organization provides assistance with utility bills and rent
  • Pays for HiSet fees and transportation
  • Budget counseling
  • Pharmacy Assistance
  • Food vouchers
  • Medicaid assistance
  • Based on income eligibility and availability of funds

Ouachita Council on Aging (60+)
2407 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71201-3248
Phone: 318-387-0535

  • Caregiver support
  • Elderly Housing
  • Emergency assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Meals- home delivery or at centers
  • Education on medicaid, nutrition,  and other
  • Transportation
  • Wellness and group activities, etc

Ouachita Parish Section 8 housing
1162 Oliver Road Suite 9
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-327-1385

  • Program provides rental assistance for elderly, handicapped, disabled and low-income families

Pilot for Patients
3127 Mercedes Dr, 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-322-5112

  • Flys medically stable and ambulatory patients that are Louisiana residents to treatment that is further than 100 miles away at no cost to the patient.

Pine Hills Assault Center
Lincoln Parish
Phone: 318-255-7273

  • Provides 24 hour sexual assault counseling
  • Offer legal advocacy to assist in criminal prosecution.
  • Supply a medical escort who will accompany the sexual assault survivor to the hospital, and remain with them during the
  • examination, evidence collection, and statement to law enforcement
  • Project 2.5 Plus 

Managed by North Monroe Baptist Church 
Phone: 318-557-1780  leave message with Erin Powell

Helps provide needed items that the state does not provide to foster and adoptive parents, free of charge.
Helps assist you as you make the transition to opening your home to foster care.
Project One: Five 

Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse through FREE training for adults
Ray of Hope
1935 Winnsboro Road, Monroe 71202                             

  • Services Ouachita and surrounding areas for clothes & household goods. Only serves food for Ouachita Parish. 
  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 

Rays of Sonshine
317 North 2nd Street
Monroe, La 71202
Phone: (318) 323-0502 ; (318) 366-4559
Contact: Brandy Beaudion (ext.110), Case Manager and Adm. Assistant 

  • Women's and women with children recovery housing and support project
  • Life share group (spiritual)
  • Transportation helps
  • Education and job assessment planning

Rolling Hills Ministries
3487 Highway 33
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-251-0065

  • Disaster relief
  • Mobile pregnancy center
  • Hiset classes
  • Thrift store
  • Other locations: West Monroe-(318) 582-5347, Monroe-(318) 381-8500

The Renewal Center
722 Adams St
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-605-2974

  • Day shelter with some night shelter spots for men
  • Serve lunch most days
  • Helps people get identification and social security cards
  • Have a washer for the homeless
  • Connects homeless to services in the community 

The Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
105 Hart St, 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-325-1755

  • Night Shelter for Men, Women & Children
  • Community Kitchen breakfast and supper
  • Social Service Office Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Disaster Services

The Simple Project
619 Wood St
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-348-3078 or 318-982-1181

  • Provide free meals on Saturdays

Social Security Office
1120 Plaza Blvd
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 866-815-8716

  • Apply for  Disability in MONROE, LA – SSDI in MONROE, LA
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in MONROE, LA
  • Apply for Medicare in MONROE, LA
  • Help With Medicare Prescription Drugs
  • Check on Application Status
  • Appeal a Decision
  • Obtain Forms
  • Obtain Publications
  • Obtain a Social Security Card in MONROE, LA
  • Request a Replacement Social Security Card in MONROE, LA
  • Replacement Medicare Card Apply for Retirement Benefits in MONROE, LA

Two Penny Missions
909 Natchitoches St.
West Monroe, LA
Phone: 318-355-2423

  • Housing for homeless men
  • Helps on case by case basis for other needs
  • Women's shelter in the process

United Way of Northeast Louisiana
300 W Carolina Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-325-3869

  • 211 call service to direct people in need
  • Direct homeless to housing
  • Helps fund other organizations
  • Helps coordinate volunteers 
  • Exit318- helps transition offenders from prison to regular life

The Wellspring Alliance for Families
1515 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-651-9314

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Louisiana

  • Domestic Violence and sexual assault programs
  • Counseling
  • Homeless housing program

West Monroe Housing Authority
211 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-699-0575

  • Program provides rental assistance for elderly, handicapped, disabled and low-income families

West Ouachita Senior Center
1800 N. Seventh St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 324-1280
Transit: (318) 397-3299

  • Transportation is 50 cents for SR’s and $1 for non senior individual to places in West Monroe. (Must call a day ahead and schedule)
  • Lunch provided at the Senior Center Monday-Friday
  • Food stamp and Medicaid application site
  • Commodities and Food for Seniors
  • Medical equipment loan site

Wheelchair Ramps
Phone: 318-325-7335

  • Must be homeowner. 

Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ University
3605 Desiard St 
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
Phone: 318-343-3319

Celebrate Recovery

  • Weekly AA meetings
  • Can provide information for addiction recovery homes,
  • Unplanned pregnancy resources, and Christian Counseling

White's Ferry Road Food Bank
3201 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291                 
Office: 318-396-6000

  • Food boxes 2nd Friday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Workforce Board 81- Ouachita Parish

Ouachita American Job Center
24 Accent Drive, Suite 151
Monroe, LA  71202 
Phone: 318-362-3058

  • Job placement
  • Pay for short term training and up to two years of schooling. 

WorkForce Board 83- Surrounding Parishes 
1504 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201 
Phone: 318-387-7962 Ext.244

  • Job placement
  • Pays for training

Medical, Addiction, and Mental Health Clinics

Communihealth Services
518 Durham St
Bastrop, LA 71220
Phone: 318-283-8887

  • Offer a sliding-fee schedule for persons who have no insurance or high deductible health plans based on the household income and family size.

NEDHSA Bastrop Clinic
451 E. Madison Avenue.
Bastrop, LA 71220
Phone: 318-283-0868

NEDHSA Columbia Clinic
5159 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
Phone: 318-649-2333


NEDHSA Monroe Clinic
4800 South Grand St.
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-362-3339


NEDHSA Ruston Clinic
602 East Georgia Ave.
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-251-4125

NEDHSA Winnsboro Outreach
1301 Landis St.
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: 318-649-2333 or 318-435-2146

NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic
3200 Concordia St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-362-5188

Northeast Louisiana Housing & Supportive Services Corporation
1515 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71202  
Office: (318) 322-2272

Primary Health Service Center
2913 Desiard St, 
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-325-7740

  • Health and behavior center

Addiction Recovery or Prison recovery

City of Faith 
1511 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: 318-325-6231, 318-387-0029

  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Education and life skills training
  • Job development
  • Personal counseling and family intervention
  • Employment and housing assistance
  • Faith-based programs

Fresh Start
7060 Prairie Rd
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: 318-435-7061

  • 7 month addiction recovery program
  • Cost for participants but they are set up with a job in the program

New Day Recovery
1416 Natchitoches St, 
West Monroe, LA 71292
Phone: 318-855-8773

  • Addiction recovery
  • On site and offsite support
  • Group counseling for patients
  • Dual diagnosis (mental & addiction)
  • MAT services (opiates)

Parting Waters
5000 LA-17
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: 318-722-3570

  • Friday evening Recovery meetings 

Pecan Haven Addiction Recovery
2321 HWY 80 East
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-600-3333

  • Provides Substance abuse treatment and detox for men and women 21 and older
  • Group and individual Counseling

Rayville Recovery
307 Hayes Street
Rayville, LA 71269-2531
Phone: 318-728-5488

  • Available 24/7
  • Safe environment for drug and alcohol detox.
  • Affordable inpatient addiction treatment services
  • Dual diagnosis (mental & addiction) treatment

The Shelter of Faith
Gilbert, LA 
Phone: 318-837-1036

  • Long Term Sober Living/Rehab
  • Sets patients up with a job

Day Labor

Express Employment Professionals 
1140 Oliver Road
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-537-9399

Labor Finders
615 N. 5th St.
Monroe, LA 71201             
Phone: 318-398-9617

People Ready
2103 Washington Street
Monroe, LA 71201   
Phone: 318-322-6008

1669 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-323-4475

Sober Living/Halfway Homes

Axiom Recovery House for Women
804 Morgan Place
Monroe LA 71201
Phone: 318-307-7121 and 844-942-3185

Awaken 514
3201 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Phone: 318-738-0593

  • Provide homes for those in recovery
    Celebrate recovery

Brooklyn Heights Residential and Transitional Living
Tallulah, Louisiana 
Phone: 318-474-8056

  • Housing for women coming out of Domestic Violence, foster care, Homelessness, or displaced non-violent offenders coming from the correctional system. 

Healing House (FreedMen program for men)
409 N. 5th Street 
West Monroe, LA 71291                   
Phone: 318-331-3294

Kingdom Recovery Houses                                   
(318) 557-3327 – David Creighton

Oxford House Filhiol 
1923 Filhiol Ave
Monroe La 71209
Phone: 985-373-1788 

Oxford House Forsythe
1709 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71301

Oxford House Forsythe Waterfront
1401 University Ave.
Monroe, LA - 71203-3548

Milestone Recovery
1805 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Monroe, LA 71202

Provides substance abuse and halfway house for women
Sober Nest
308 Vernon St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-307-7121

The Well – Sober living house
2000 St. John Street
Monroe, LA 71201                      
Phone: 318-855-6197