Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) envisions a Jefferson Parish in which individuals and families affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders, and/or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, healthy, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources.
"We promise courtesy, empathy, and respect in meeting the expectations of those we serve and each other."
After hours, nights, and weekends 504-832-5123
This Division focuses its efforts on providing community-based assistance to children, adolescents and adults with a mental illness and/or addictive disorder. Behavioral Health Community-based staff members provide both direct services and facilitate referrals to other agencies.
Behavioral health community-based services provides 24-hour mobile crisis intervention for children and adults with mental illness, an addictive disorder, and/or a developmental disability. The Mobile Crisis Team is dispatched during emergency situations for individuals living in Jefferson Parish.
In addition to rapid response, the Mobile Crisis Team provides emotional support, in-home stabilization (when possible), referral to ongoing support programs, and follow up to assure continuity of care call 504-832-5123.
With appropriate referral from a provider and criteria-based pre-authorization, Adult Behavioral Health Services staff works to match adults with the services they need. Services include:
For more information, call 504-838-5700, Monday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Child/Adolescent Services serves children and adolescents with mental health, substance abuse, and prevention needs. Programs are designed care for the whole child within the context of family, school, and community.
Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Services staff delivers the following comprehensive and coordinated services to bring about positive change in the lives of those served. Programs collaborate with the Juvenile Justice System, Department of Child and Family Services, Jefferson Parish Public School System, the Truancy Assessment and Service Center, as well as with other agencies. Services include:
For more information, call 504-349-8708, Monday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To access the Behavioral Health Community-based & Specialty Services Handbook, click on one of the following links:
Community Resource Guide
Click on the link below to access the Community Resource Guide, which highlights other community resources available to Jefferson Parish Residents.