Community Resources

Crisis Lines

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255)

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

AA: 318-865-2172 Al Anon: 318-683-1399

NA: 318-677-8862

Gambling Hotline: 1-877-770-7867

Louisiana Substance Abuse Helpline 1-877-664-2248

Counseling Services

Community private practice therapists (individual /family counseling) or insurance plan providers

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of NWLA (substance abuse treatment): 318-222-8511

Northwest Louisiana Human Services District (individual/family counseling): 318-862-3085

Project Celebration (domestic violence, sexual assault): 318-221-8003 or 318-227-7900

Samaritan Counseling Center (individual/family counseling): 318-221-6121

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana (counseling and support services for female trauma victims): 318-550-4417

Transportation Services

Sportran (Caddo and Bossier parishes): 318-673-7400

Webster Parish (serves all ages): 318-377-7022

DeSoto Parish (serves all ages): 318-872-3700

Child Care Services

Northwestern Child and Family Network: 318-677-3150

Louisiana Department of Education Licensed Child Care Facilities by parish

Emergency Basic Needs

Catholic Charities: 318-865-0200

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana: 318-675-2400

Hub: Urban Ministries: 318-606-2518

Providence House: 318-221-7887

Salvation Army: 318-424-3200

Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission: 318-227-2868

Psychiatric and Dependency Assistance

Steps Detox Program: 318-222-1289

LSUSHC Emergency Room: 318-675-6885

Shreveport Mental Health Center: # during office hours- 318-676-5111, # after office hours- Adults 1-866-416-5370, Kids 1-800-820-6143

Samaritan Counseling: 318-221-6121

Center for Families: 318-222-0759

David Raines Community Center: 318-425-2252

Other Agencies

La. Office of Addictive Disorders: 318-632-2040

La. Office of Community Services: 318-676-7100 (Services include child protection and elderly protection)

Legal Services of Northwest Louisiana: 318-222-7281

Center of Recovery—CORE: 318-424-HELP (4357) (A residential facility offering treatment to those struggling with gambling problems.)

La. Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG): 318-934-4178 (Outpatient Program and Counseling)

United Way 2-1-1

Disability Resources (links also available on BPCC’s Disabilities Services page)

New Horizons: 318-869-4300

Families Helping Families: 318-226-4541

Louisiana Rehabilitation Service


If you cannot find the services you need a good place to start is Centerpoint, a local resource and information service. Telephone # 211 or 318-227-2100

In case of emergency please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.