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Helpful Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff

We Change Lives

Emergency Help Services

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Resources
https://www.calcasieuparish.gov/services/emergency-home-page/

The United Way 
https://www.unitedwaysela.org/southeast-louisiana-flood-relief-1

Volunteers of America has an extensive guide with a wide variety of help and services:
https://www.voagbr.org/pdf_files/swla-resource-guide-2018

Counseling Services

Lake Charles Family & Youth Counseling
Offering tele-counseling for faculty, staff, or students
https://fyca.org/    
Call M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  (337) 436-9533

Louisiana Behavioral Health Recovery Outreach
1-833-333-1132

The Office of Behavioral Health is implementing this pre-crisis phone line as one of its strategies to support the emotional health of Louisiana communities in coping with the stressors of COVID-19. This line offers recovery support facilitated by trained specialists to assist healthcare professionals, persons in recovery from substance use, mental health, serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders.

 Trained specialists and clinicians are on call 24/7/365 in multiple languages to assist people through a caring qualified support provider when someone needs help before a crisis occurs. Calls received by specialists may range from someone having a tough day, to a person who has self-identified the warning signs of mental or emotional changes, to relapse prevention and support”

Additional Resources:

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Hard of hearing/deaf: 1-800-846-8517
(press “2” for Spanish or text “Hablanos”)

NAMI Helpline
1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 988

The Steve Fund
Text STEVE to 741-741 to access a culturally trained crisis counselor 
https://www.stevefund.org

The Trevor Project
Hotline for LBGTQI
1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860

Veterans’ Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255