Community Resource Guide

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Resource List
Krewe de Lose
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources, Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
Elizabth
1120 S. Broad St.
300 N. Broad St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Website
Description:

A weekly, no-pressure group to discuss and learn how to eat healthy and lose weight in a supportive, peer-led group focused on long-term lifestyle changes. Come when you can! You don't have to start the 1st week! 

MON 5:00-6:15 PM, Rosenwald Rec. Center 1120 S. Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119

WED 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ReFresh Project Community Room 300 N. Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119

FREE and Open to the Public of all ages 

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth: ebobo@tulane.edu or 504.988.9354

Follow BFHHC on social media and join Krewe de Lose group on Facebook to find out about special guests and updates. 

 


Caring Choices
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

 

Located at 694 Government St. in Marksville.  Clients may call and request an appointment for mental health issues. 


Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$3.00
Address:
14656 State Park Road
Bastrop, LA 71220
Website
Description:

Chemin-A-Haut State Park is situated on a high bluff overlooking Bayou Bartholomew and is a natural paradise for lovers of unspoiled beauty.  This site takes its name from the French work meaning "high road," which was the route used by Native Americans many years ago in their seasonal migrations.

Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind.  Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the seimming complex.  Also, the park's swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, so campers and picnickers can refresh themselves on hot summer days.  In addition to RV and tent camping, overnight guests can also relax in cabins, some located convenient to the day-use area, while more secluded units are located on the bayou.

Swimming, fishing, kayaking, and walking trails are available for all.  Kayak rentals are available on site.

Trails at Chemin-A-Haut State Park include:  Bobcat Trail - 1.1 miles, Boy Scout Trail - 1/4 mile, and the Equestrian Trail - 8 miles.

Gates are open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

For more information:

Phone (318) 283-0812 or 1-888-677-2436

Email: cheminahaut@crt.la.gov

 


West Ouachita Senior Center
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
1800 N. Seventh Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Website
Description:

The West Ouachita Senior Center, Inc. (WOSC), a non-profit United Way Agency, was established in 1980 and successfully administers community supportive services for seniors (60+), which enhance dignity and support independence.

Health and Wellness activities are designed to provide preventive health screenings for seniors which improve overall health, mental, and social well-being, therefore reducing the need for public health and medical services.  Those activities include physical fitness classes such as chair exercises, dance classes, Zumba classes, yoga, and Oxycise classes.

Hours of operation are from 8:00 - 6:00 Monday through Friday.  Visit the WOSC website to see class times.

 

 

For more information:

Phone (318)324-1280

Email - seniorcenter@westmonroe.la.gov


Kiroli Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$1.00
Address:
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Website
Description:

Kiroli Park offers 150 acres of nature's beauty.  Within the park you can enjoy several playgrounds, a unique conservatory, a dog park, tennis courts, numerous gardens, picnic areas, fishing ponds and hiking trails.  Most of the park is accessible through paved streets and trails that hold surprises like a suspension bridge, covered bridge, observation tower, and elevated walkways.

Kiroli Park has a lovely lodge that is excellent for large indoor functions.  The lodge has several amenities including two fireplaces, central heat and air, and a fully equipped kitchen.  There are also several picnic shelters that are great for birthday parties and are available for a nominal fee

Situated in the gentle rolling hills adjacent to Til's Trail in Kiroli Park, the Raising Cane's Dog Park features many conveniences for both you and your canine companion's pleasure.  The dog park is separated into two sections; one for large dogs and a smaller area for digs under 25lbs and those with special needs.  Both areas have a pavilion and a beautiful waterfall/pond for your dog's enjoyment.  The entire park has numerous benches and chairs for your comfort as your pup roams and runs the gentle slopes of the park.

Park hours are:  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Admission:  $1.00 per person

For more information:

Visit the park website:  parks@westmonroe.la.gov

Phone:  (318) 396-4016


Diabetes and Nutrition Support Group
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management, Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Abigail "Missy" Hennigan, MS, RD, LDN
600 S. Pine St.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Website
Description:

https://www.beauregard.org/calendar/calendaritemdetail/?calendarid=2047&calendardate=7%2f18%2f2018+12%3a00+PM+(CDT)

 

Beauregard Health System Invites You:

 

What: Diabetes and Nutrition Classes (topics vary each month)

 

When (2018 Schedule):

January 17

February 21

March 21

April 18

May 16

June 20

July 18

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 14

 

Time: Noon

 

Where: Same Day Surgery Conference Room, Beauregard Health System Hospital (600 S. Pine Street, DeRidder, LA, 70634)

 

Hosted By: A. “Missy” Hennigan, Clinical Dietitian

 

Other: Diabetic-friendly lunch will be provided.

 

 

Please RSVP to Missy @ 337-462-7477 or a.hennigan@beauregard.org prior to each event.

 


Humana Health and Well-being Center
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lauren
10330 Airline Hwy
Suite 1 & 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Website
Description:

Your community Humana location is a place to get happy and healthy. Get engaged with your health with Humana's free fitness classes, nutritional advice and cooking demos, and walking groups. 

Your Community Humana classes and events can be attended by anyone at no cost. Humana membership is not required. All ages welcome. Bring a friend! Check website for calendar of events and class times.

For more information:

Call Lauren 225-442-6100


Community Humana Baton Rouge
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lauren
10330 Airline Hwy.
Suite 1 & 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Website
Description:

Your community Humana location is a place to get happy. There is always something exciting going on—come enjoy a variety of classes, programs and activities designed to help you improve your physical and mental health. Classes include: walking groups, SilverSneakers Yoga, Senior Stretch, Brains and Balance, Zumba and more.

Your Community Humana classes and events can be attended by anyone at no cost. Humana membership is not required. All ages welcome. Bring a friend! Check website for calendar of events and class times.


Tunica Biloxi Nature Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351
Website
Description:

Take in the natural beauty of the Tunica-Biloxi Nature Trail located in Marksville, LA.  The trail offers a one mile tree covered boardwalk over the Coulee Des Grues waterway.


Mansura Walking Trail

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
1832 L'Eglise Street
Mansura, LA 71350
Website
Description:

The Manusra Walking Trail offers the community and safe and enjoyable way to become physically active.   The property is maintained by the Mansura Chamber of Commerce.


Haas Walking Track/Fitness Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Shannon Descant
208 LA. 29
Bunkie, LA 71322
Website
Description:

The Haas Walking Track and Fitness Park offers the community a way to get outside and be physically active any time of day and free of charge. The fitness park consists of 8 exercise stations featuring new and improved equipment.  The garden is located between the Council on Aging and the Haas Walking Track adjacent to the new Fitness Park. Community members may help with the maintenance of the garden by watering and weeding. As the garden produces, community members may also harvest some of the produce. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, and marigolds were planted. 


Chicot State Park

Cost:
$3.00
Address:
3469 Chicot Park Road
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Website
Description:

An extensive hiking/backpacking trail completely encircles Lake Chicot and includes several primitive campsites along the way. The hiking trails allow visitors to experience and enjoy the park's natural landscape, its bottomland hardwood forest and the lake itself. For visitors who enjoy a quicker pace, much of the trail is geared toward mountain bikers, and all cyclists are welcome to ride the roadways throughout the park. 

The South Landing includes cabins, a group camp, picnic areas and playground, a water playground, a boat launch, a fishing pier and a dock with rental boats. A scenic road links the South Landing with the North Landing.

Hours are:

Sunday - Thursday 6 am - 9 pm

Friday - Saturday 6 am - 10 pm

Entry Fee:

$3.00

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under)

 

For more information:

337-363-2403

chicot@crt.la.gov


Move Bunkie Forward
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Shannon Descant
208 LA 29
Bunkie, LA 71322
Website
Description:

Move Bunkie Forward offers various fitness classes Monday - Friday free of charge.  Workouts include Pound, PIYO, Power Strength, Step and Indoor Walking.  


Ripe Near Me
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

A helpful app that allows you to connect with growers in your community.  The app allows you to find a community member that may have too much produce from their garden, or vice versa.  If you have a garden and have too much produce for yourself, this app allows you to connect to community members that may want that produce!

RipeNear.Me aims to:
1. Dramatically increase the quantity of urban and sustainably grown foods.
2. Provide a platform for growers to establish a profitable ecosystem or micro farm
3. Give passionate foodies better access to the best local, home grown and in season food
4. Add variety to the foods we grow and eat
5. Reduce food waste
6. Improve people's quality of life and health
7. Encourage more sustainable living, and reduce our impact on the worlds resources
8. Improve global food security
9. Make the world a better place

 

 


Loup Farms CSA
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$180.00
Address:
Charlie Loup
6349 False River Road
Oscar, LA 70762
Website
Description:
Loup Farms is located in Oscar near New Roads. They offer a variety of vegetables in their boxes for a 8 or 10 week season. For an 8 week season, the total is $180, and for a 10 week season, it is a total of $225. They are not certified organic, but they are working on their organic standards! Boxes can be picked up or delivered! The farm can also grow crawfish, pecans, and tons of fresh produce!
For more information:
Contact Charlie Loup at 225-978-1716

Tomkins Farm CSA
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$125.00
Address:
James Tomkins
71429 Seeger Road
Covington, LA 70433
Website
Description:
     The Tomkins Farm CSA offers free range chicken eggs, lamb, pork and beef! Meat is offered by the pound of by the side. Along with the meats, they offer a large variety of vegetables and can try to grow what you request if they do not already! The $125 is a monthly fee! Their boxes are available for weekly pick up or delivery! Their season runs all year, from January to January! They are located in Covington!
For more information:
James Tomkins can be reached by email: jamestomkins@att.net or phone: 985-705-8213

Tickfaw Sate Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$3.00
Address:
27225 Patterson Road
Springfield, LA 70462
Website
Description:
Tickfaw State Park is located in Springfield and is open seven days a week! Sundays- Thursdays they are open from 7 am to 9 pm, and Fridays- Saturdays from 7 am to 10 pm. The entrance fee is $3, unless 3 years old and under or 62 years old and over, then it is free! The park is open for hiking, biking, skating, canoeing, and kayaking! Just bring your gear and equipment! They also have a water playground for families that is open from April 1st to October 31st, Tuesdays through Sundays! They offer cabins and pavilions for rentals! There are four trials total on the property, totaling to almost 5 miles.
For more information:
Call: 225-294-5020

Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
LA 435
entrance across from Green Street
Abita Springs, LA
Website
Description:
    The Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve is located in Abita Springs, Louisiana and is open to the public. There is a boardwalk that runs throughout the preserve. The preserve is a total of 996 acres and is one of three of Louisiana's pine wetlands. The Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve is open seven days a week, during daylight hours. No pets, camping or fishing is allowed at this preserve.
For more information:
Call: 985-809-1414

Port Hudson Organics CSA
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$38.00
Address:
Will and Thais Perkins
1340 Plains Port Hudson
Zachary, LA 70791
Website
Description:
This CSA is located in Zachary, LA! They have been a CSA for 4 years and grow and sell vegetables, herbs, and flowers! The price listed of $38 is a weekly price for the basket. They are an organic farm that allows members to come pick up the baskets on Saturday mornings during the season. The members are allowed to pick which vegetables pairings they would like in their baskets! Also, if the members choose, they are able to go and help pick and plant vegetables to help the CSA!
For more information:
Contact Will or Thais Perkins at 225-658-8526

City Fit Concierge
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
Nikki Cohn-Byrd, President, New Orleans Market
New Orleans, LA
Website
Description:

City Fit Concierge offers several on-site health and fitness services for New Orleans' businesses. Services include: group fitness classes, health coaching, nutrition education, personal training, massage therapy, gym design and events such as "employee wellness day", as well as community events. Costs vary. 

For more information:
For more information about these services contact, Nikki Cohn-Byrd, President of the New Orleans market at info@cityfitconcierge.com.

City of New Orleans Fitness at NORD
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
Aeisha Kelly
New Orleans, LA 70122
Website
Description:

NORD is working to create a culture and environment that supports everyone in achieving and maintaining a health lifestyle.

Fitness Centers: there are six fitness centers when you can workout on cardio machines and exercise equipment.  Fitness centers are free and open to ages 18 and older.   The six locations are: Treme Rec Center, Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center, Rosenwald Rec Center, Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, St. Bernard Rec Center and Milne Rec Center.

Outdoor Fitness Parks: There are two outdoor fitness parks that provide physical exercise opportunities in an open outdoor setting.  The two locations are: Lemann Playground on the Lafitte Greenway and St. Roch Playground.

Group Fitness Classes: Fifteen different fitness classes are offered.  Pick which one fits best for you!  Visit http://nordc.org/activities/fitness to see descriptions of the classes and a calendar of when they are offered.

 

 

 


Girl Trek
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
Onika Jervis
New Orleans, LA
Website
Description:
Welcome to Girltrek New Orleans: Healthy Black Women & Girls 


What is GirlTrek: Girtrek is a groundbreaking national nonprofit that mobilizes women to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives through a habit of daily walking. Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek supports thousands of walkers, over 400 neighborhood-based volunteers, and inspires an ever-growing network of supporters through social media. GirlTrek's health movement is fueled by active role models, street organizers, authentic partnerships, and a whole lot of hustle! 

What is Girltrek's Mission: Girltrek's Mission is to Pioneer a health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy. You Can do it! Check this short clip out: https://youtu.be/-QhQtTOKgDs We walk for healing - in our neighborhoods, local parks, and on beautiful trails. 

Joining GirlTrek's service corps is easy as 1-2-3. First step - walk this Saturday and every Saturday. Use #GirlTrek for the 9am roll call. Second step - compete in fun monthly challenges to build a habit of daily exercise and to get others in your life moving by organizing a trek team! Third and final step - tell somebody! We can't get to a million without you. Don't see a team in your area? You can host a walk or hike and upload it to our National Map so that other women in your area who are looking for super inspiring women to walk with can join you! Upload here: http://www.girltrek.org/users/event_pages/new?parent_id=13 Everything you need to know about Girltrek... Join a Trek, Host a Trek, Take this Months Challenge and earn Free Girltrek Swag, or Street Cred... Can be found here: www.GirlTrek.org Inspired... Click here to take the Girltrek Pledge and be counted: http://www.girltrek.org/join.



Eat Fit Restaurants
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Emily Chauvin
LA
Website
Description:
The Baton Rouge Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (BRAND) and Healthy BR have partnered with Ochsner Eat Fit to promote nutritious and delicious options at local restaurants that will support Healthy BR’s overall initiative “to build a healthier Baton Rouge for all.” Check the website for local restaurants that offer healthy menu options when dining out.

Luckett Farm Community Supported Agriculture
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$25.00
Address:
Derek and Kacie Luckett
15335 Denham Road
Pride, LA 70770
Website
Description:
Luckett Farm CSA is a community supported agriculture farm in Central and Pride, LA. The membership for the Luckett Farm CSA is available to Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Central, Greenwell Springs, Prairieville, Pride, Slaughter, Baker, and Zachary residents! They grow local, quality, affordable produce for the community and have shares available at a weekly price of $25! They also offer home-delivery for an extra $5 a week if picking up is not easily accessible for someone! They also are available at the Red Stick Farmer's Market!
For more information:
Contact Derek and Kacie Luckett at 225-328-0680

Inglewood Farm: Community Supported Agriculture
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$30.00
Address:
Stephen Reed
6233 Old Baton Rouge HWY
Alexandria, LA 71302
Website
Description:
 Inglewood Farm is located in Alexandria, Louisiana and is a Community Supported Agriculture farm. People are able to buy a share of the farm for $20-30 a week! Purchasing a share in a CSA gives you weekly orders from fresh, organic, local farms. A share can be purchases online at www.inglewoodfarm.com/csa or over the phone at 318-442-6398 or by email at Inglewood@kellerllc.com. You have the option of expedited shipping or drop offs at local farmer's markets. Drop offs can occur at locations throughout the week in Alexandria, Lake Charles, and Lafayette!
For more information:
Contact Stephen Reed at 318-442-6398 or Stephen@inglewoodfarm.com

Outpatient Medical Center
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

Will be offering DSME and DPP.  More to come!


DESMA for HER: Diabetes Education & Self Management Alliance
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

Will be offering DSME and DPP.  More information to come!


Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

Will be offering DSME and DPP.  More information to come!


AM Health Services
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
LA
Website
Description:

Will be providing DSME and DPP.  More information to come!


University Medical Center New Orleans - Diabetes Self Management
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Website
Description:

Diabetes Self-Management is an ADA Certified Program, which consists of a 3 part series patient education program (10 hours) and annual follow up (2 hours).  The topics include Diabetes Basics, Diabetes Concept and Diabetes Life.

Diabetic patients may attend this self-management group education series by primary care provider referral.

For more information:

Call 504-702-5700 to speak with a Patient Access representative.  A representative is available to take you call 24/7


East Jefferson General Hospital - Wound and Diabetes Management Center
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
4200 Houma Blvd
6th Floor
Metairie, LA 70006
Website
Description:

The Diabetes Management Center offers education in both individual and group settings.  Diabetes Dynamics classes, Diabetes Basics, and community health fairs are available to the community.  Diabetes Dynamics is a two-class course that meets once a month that teaches the basics of diabetes management, nutrition, foot care, exercise goal setting and motivation.

For more information on these educational offerings, call 504-503-4165


Baton Rouge General Health & Wellness Center - Diabetes Education Program
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
8585 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Website
Description:

The Health & Wellness Center's Diabetes Education Program provides education and training services to patients with diabetes and those at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the program helps individuals improve their health outcomes as they learn to manage their illness.  

A physician referral is required for admission to the program.  Most insurance plans cover diabetes education and nutrition therapy if the patient meets certain requirements.  For more information on the Diabetes Education Program, call 225-819-1175


St. Francis Tobacco Cessation
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
2600 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Website
Description:

St. Francis Tobacco Cessation is located at the St. Francis Community Health Center at 2600 Tower Drive in Monroe

For those who had their first experience with a cigarette before September 1, 1988 and are a resident of Louisiana, our program will refer to the Smoking Cessation Trust which will pay for cessation couseling and nicotine replacement therapy.  Our program will take care of the paperwork and manage your benefits.

The program's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  If you have questions about the program for yourself or a family member, call (318) 966-QUIT.

What is the Tobacco Cessation Program?

- Intake appointment with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS)

- Reviewing your medical history, medications and past attempts to quit

- Consulting with our nurse practitioner or your physician to figure out what nicotine replacement therapy is right for you

- Educating you about tobacco addiction

- Creating a plan

- Support sessions

- Classes offered over a six to eight week period

- Carbon monoxide monitoring at each session

- Follow-up reassessments for one year

The program accepts most insurances, medicaid, or medicare and will work out payment plan with individuals that have no coverage.

 

 

For more information:

For information to to stfran.com or call (318) 966-QUIT


Our Lady of the Lake Smoking Cessation Program

Cost:
Address:
Taffy Morrison
LA
Website
Description:

Our Lady of the Lake and the Smoking Cessation Trust are offering free help to quit tobacco use (smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco) for Louisiana residents who began their habit before September 1, 1988. The Smoking Cessation Program offers free medications, group and individual counseling, and quitline coaching to help smokers kick the habit for good. The program typically consists of five to seven sessions and is specially tailored to each individual to help them achieve the highest degree of success.  To learn more or to register, please call (225) 757-2474

For more information:
Sign up by filling out the online form or calling (225) 757-2474.

Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Tiffany Beshears
1126 Commercial Dr.
Suite 2
Hammond, LA 70403
Website
Description:

Lighthouse Community Care is a community-based treatment agency that offers a variety of behavioral and mental health services to provide individuals with tools and support to develop a positive outlook on life. Services include individual counseling, family counseling, treatment planning, youth support, parent support, tutoring, and more. Services free with medicaid coverage. With or without insurances, fees are based on a sliding scale with proof of income. 

 

For more information:

Call 985-956-7560


Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Tiffany Beshears
8000 Crowder Blvd.
Suite C
New Orleans , LA 70127
Website
Description:

Lighthouse Community Care is a community-based treatment agency that offers a variety of behavioral and mental health services to provide individuals with tools and support to develop a positive outlook on life. Services include: individual counseling, family counseling, treatment planning, youth support, parent support, tutoring and more. Services free with medicaid coverage. With or without insurance, fees based on sliding scale with proof of income.

For more information:

Call 504-241-7525


Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Tiffany Beshears
606 Colonial Dr.
Suite D
Baton Rouge , LA 70806
Website
Description:

Lighthouse Community Care is a community-based treatment agency that offers a variety of behavioral and mental health tools and support to help individuals develop a positive outlook on life. Services include: individual counseling, family counseling, treatment planning, youth support, parent support, tutoring and more. Services are free with Medicaid coverage. With or without insurance, fees are based on a sliding scale with proof of income. 

For more information:

Call 225-239-5498


Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Tiffany Beshears
5529 Commerce St.
Suite A
St Francisville, LA 70775
Website
Description:

Lighthouse Community Care is a community based treatment agency that offers a variety of behavioral and mental health services to provide individuals with tools and support to develop a positive outlook on life. Services include: individual counseling, family counseling, youth support, treatment planning, parent support, and more. Free with medicaid coverage. With or without  insurance, individuals can pay on a sliding scale with proof of income. 

For more information:

Call 225-239-5498


Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
Jean Toth
4600 Central Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203
Website
Description:

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana seeks to battle hunger and increase the wellness of our community by securing food and providing it to partner agencies that feed the hungry; fostering public awareness; and managing direct distribution programs.

There is more than enough food in America to feed every man, woman and child, yet here in Northeast Louisiana, over 73,000 people struggle with hunger.  The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana procures, sorts, inventories and provides food to our partner agencies for distribution into their communities.  In addition, the Food Bank operates three programs that directly provides food to those most vulnerable - our children and seniors.  Together, as a hunger-relief network we serve over 43,000 people annually.

As a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is leading the fight against hunger in our community.  We are one of five Food Banks in Louisiana and we serve the following 12 parish region:  Caldwell; East Carroll; Franklin; Jackson; Lincoln; Madison; Morehouse; Ouachita; Richland; Tenses; Union; and West Carroll.

For more information:

Visit the website for distribution sites, times, and dates throughout the region.  Or call 318-322-3567.


Basic Yoga
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$50.00
Address:
Georgia LaCour
11621 Ferdinand St.
St Francisville, LA 70775
Website
Description:

Breathe, stretch, and relax your way to a healthier life. No prior yoga experience is needed. When coming to class, please keep talking to a minimum, remove your shoes, and leave your cell phone in the car. Come to class on an empty stomach, be early, bring a yoga mat, and wear comfortable clothing that does not impede your activity. This course meets continuously during the semester sessions and intersessions. Classes run by semester (20 classes) and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

For more information:

Call Georgia LaCour at 225-635-1833 or check website


St. Helena Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
Bianca Plant
875 TURNER CHAPEL ROAD
GREENSBURG, LA 70441
Website
Description:

A partnership between St. Helena Healthy Communities and L.I.F.E. (Louisiana Initiative For Empowerment).

Every Wednesday at Turner Chapel A.M.E Church

875 Turner Chapel Road, Greensburg, LA 70441

8:00AM - Noon

For more information contact Bianca Plant at BPLANT@AGCENTER.LSU.EDU or call 225-222-4136

For more information:


Free Yoga/Meditation Class at LSU
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
3365 Dalrymple Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Website
Description:

Every Monday free Yoga/Meditation class at the LSU International Cultural Center (ICC) from 5:30- 7:00. Bring your mat and wear loose comfortable clothing.

 

 

For more information:

Check the Facebook page for Meditation at LSU at https://www.facebook.com/Meditation-at-LSU-


Delta Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
405 Carter Street
Vidalia, LA 71373
Website
Description:

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at your local farmers' market!  Fresh produce helps you prepare healthy meals for you and your family.

For more information:

Open from June - 1st Freeze, every Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Located at the Old Courthouse


Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Kimberly Kupa
215 East Pinhook
Lafayette, LA 70501
Website
Description:

The Backpack Program is designed to reduce childhood hunger by bridging the gap between the school day and the weekend or school holiday.  Children who receive free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch may not have enough food at home to escape hunger when school is not in session. 

In response, Second Harvest provides backpacks full of healthy foods directly to at-risk children at the end of the week. 

If you are interested in supporting our Backpack Program, or if you represent a school interested in joining the Backpack program, please contact Second Harvest Director of Programs and Services 

For more information:
Please contact Second Harvest Director of Programs and Services Kimberly Krupa at kkrupa@secondharvest.org, or at 504-729-6330. 

Imperial Health-Endocrinology Center
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Main Program
1727 Imperial Blvd, Bldg 2
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Website
Description:
The Endocrinology Center, a division of Imperial Health offers an accredited Diabetes Self-Management Program for patients with diabetes. The program is designed to assist patients in managing the day-to-day tasks of taking care of their blood sugars and overall health and includes such topics as nutrition, checking blood sugars, medication management, stress management, and prevention of complications. The program is taught by a Registered Dietitian and Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator and supervised by two board-certified Endocrinologists. To qualify for participation in the program, patients must have a diagnosis of diabetes as well as a referral for diabetes education. Cost of program attendance is based upon individual insurance plans.
For more information:
For more questions about the program or questions about the referral process, please contact the Endocrinology Center of Southwest Louisiana (337)310-3677 or Assistant Administrator Tonya Richard (337)-312-8291.

St. Francisville Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
9962 Wilcox St.
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Website
Description:
They sell fresh fruit and vegetables grown in West Feliciana Parish, as well as fresh made breads and pastries. Other items for sale include canned items, goat milk and goat cheese, fresh eggs, and painted and unpainted bird house and decorative gourds.

Open year-round on Thursdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM.
For more information:
Please call at (225) 721-0591

Franklinton Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
Washington St. & 15th Ave.
Franklinton, LA 70438
Website
Description:
Franklinton Farmers' market offers fresh produce, meats, dairy and other items from local farms and artisans. 

Open year-round, Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM-5:00PM. 

For more information:
Please call at (985) 839-4581

Gueydan Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
600 Main St.
Gueydan, LA 70542
Website
Description:
A free-to-sell market for residents to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.  The market is committed to supporting local farming and to the producing of fruits and vegetables.

Open June-November on the first and third Saturday of the month from 8:00AM-12:00PM.

For more information:
Please call at (337) 368-5733

Erath Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
100 City Park Drive
Erath, LA 70533
Website
Description:
Join the Town of Erath as they hold their Famer's Market in Erath City Park. Plenty of vendors will be on-hand selling fresh vegetables, eggs, preserves, breads and other baked goods, plants, crafts and more.  Fresh fruits and vegetables help you prepare healthy meals for you and your family!


Open June-December once a month on Saturdays from 8:00AM-1:00PM. Check the website and facebook page for exact dates. 

For more information:
Please call at (377) 522-2338

Abbeville Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
200 North Magdalen Square St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Website
Description:
Fresh Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Canned Vegetables, Meat Pies, Wine, Arts and Crafts and much more.

Open April-November once a month on Saturdays from 8:00AM-1:00PM. Check the website for exact dates. 
For more information:
Please call at (337) 652-6148

Farmerville Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
407 South Main St.
Farmerville, LA 71241
Website
Description:
Fresh fruits and vegetables available to help you provide healthy meals for you and your family.

Open year-round Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM-4:00PM.

For more information:
Please call at (318) 368-2999

Cajun Farmer's Market of Houma
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
501 West Tunnel Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360
Website
Description:

Fresh produce available to help you prepare healthy meals for you and your family.

Open year-round Monday-Saturday from 6:00AM - 6:00PM.

For more information:
Please call at (985) 447-7795

St. Joseph Tailgate Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
The Gazebo at the Levee
St. Joseph, LA 71366
Website
Description:

St. Joseph Tailgate Market provides a link between the St. Joseph community and area growers and producers, and an enjoyable venue for purchasing fresh, local food directly from the grower.  Farmer's Market ensures local consumers have a opportunity for fresh, healthy food which is harvested nearby.

Open from May-September on Saturdays from 8:00AM-11:00AM.

For more information:
(225) 329-3341 or tensasalliance@gmail.com

Folsom Community Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
Railroad Ave.
Folsom, LA 70437
Website
Description:
Folsom Community Farmer's Market provides a link between the Folsom community and area growers and producers, and an enjoyable venue for purchasing fresh, local food directly from the grower.  Farmer's Market ensures local consumers have a opportunity for fresh, healthy food which is harvested nearby.


Open March-November, every third Saturday of the month from 9:00AM-1:00PM.

For more information:
Please call at (985) 507-6496

Abita Springs Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
22049 Main St.
Abita Springs, LA 70420
Website
Description:
At the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market you can find fresh locally grown produce, local wild caught seafood and local pastured poultry.  

Open year-round on Sundays from 12:00PM-4:00PM. 

For more information:
(985) 807-4447 or abitafarm@gmail.com

Franklin Farmer's Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
306 Willow St.
Franklin, LA 70538
Website
Description:
Franklin Farmer's Market provides a link between the Franklin community and area growers and producers, and an enjoyable venue for purchasing fresh, local food directly from the grower.  Farmer's Market ensures local consumers have a opportunity for fresh, healthy food which is harvested nearby.

Open year-round on Tuesdays from 2:00PM-6:00PM and Saturdays from 8:00AM-12:00PM. 

For more information:
Please call at (337) 828-6326

Bayou Teche Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating and Food Resources

Cost:
Address:
203 New Market Street
Saint Martinville, LA 70582
Website
Description:
Bayou Teche Market provides a link between the St