Adult Behavioral Health Services


Every year $9.9 billion is spent to hospitalize people with the five most common mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. Volunteers of America North Louisiana operates a day program and several residential facilities to assist those with mental illness better integrate into the community and stay out of the hospital.

Community Mental Health Services

Contact: Jeannie Kanode, Program Director

856 Texas Street
Shreveport. LA 7101

These outpatient and community-based services are for adults who have been dealing with a serious mental illness for at least six months. Services help reduce symptoms of mental illness, develop healthy relationships, and provide crisis support. These services can be paid for through Louisiana Medicaid.

Vision of Hope

Resource center that is client operated and increases access to other community resources while empowering clients to take their own responsibility for their recovery. Provides a place for self-help, advocacy, resource/referral information, formal/informal education, and recreational activities; in partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Department of Occupational Therapy.

Supports mental health clients in recovery by promoting independent living and contributing to the community through meaningful activities including employment, volunteer work or internships.  Drop ins are welcome. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Behavioral Health Housing

Contact: HOPE Connections, 2350 Levy St.
Phone: (318) 670-4591

We offer housing with support services for those with mental illness. Housing includes group homes and individual apartments in the community. Residents still have a case manager who helps track their progress and staff who ensure they are meeting their daily goals of living as independently as possible.