Behavioral Health Community Services

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.


Crisis Intervention
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.


Adult Services

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:

  • Case Management
  • Homeless programs (transitional & permanent)
  • Housing services coordination
  • Employment and vocational services coordination
  • Residential programs for individuals with substance abuse issues
  • Faith-based outpatient addictive disorders treatment
  • Problem Gambling Services

For more information, call 504-838-5700, Monday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Child/Adolescent Services

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:

  • Functional Family Therapy Program (FFR)
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program
  • MST Network Partner for training and consultation
  • Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Services
  • Interagency Service Council (ISC) coordination and facilitation
  • Parent support services

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:

Behavioral Health Community-based & Specialty Services Handbook - English

Behavioral Health Community-based & Specialty Services Handbook - Spanish

Community Resource Guide

Click on the link below to access the Community Resource Guide, which highlights other community resources available to Jefferson Parish Residents.

Community Resource Guide