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Family Resources
Lafayette Academy Charter School collaborates with a number of community resources to provide services to students and families. The following is a list of our current collaborative efforts:
 
Health and Safety Services
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana
2626 Canal St. Ste. 203
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-309-7304/ www.bbbssela.org
Program Overview: This program offers a mentor to students in the school or out in the community. The purpose is to build positive relationships while having fun and exposing students to new experiences.
 
CADA Council on Alchohol and Drug Abuse
3520 General DeGaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114
504-362-4272/ www.cadagno.org
Program Overview: CADA provides prevention education on alcohol and drug abuse through a 10 week research based curriculum with our 5th, 6th and 7th grade students. CADA’s educators help students identify the pressures that lead to substance abuse and provide students with resistance skills essential in resisting experimentation with alcohol or drugs.
 
Family Services of Greater New Orleans
2515 Canal St. Suite 201
New Orleans, La 70119
504-822-0800/ www.fsgno.org
 
Children’s Mental Health Center
Program Overview: This program provides individual and group counseling to our students who are coping with life stresses, including but not limited to, grief/ loss, anger, appropriate feeling expression, self esteem, conflict resolution, socializing, impulse control and disaster related stressors.
 
CART (Child and Adolescent Response Team)
Program Overview: CART is a response team for support services during times when a child or adolescent is in crisis. Cart services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
No Task Truancy Program of New Orleans
Program Overview: This program provides intensive truancy case management for at risk students with 5 or more unexcused absences. They incorporate family preservation with in home assessments assisting with barrier breakage to school attendance.
 
Healing Hearts For Community Development
Stephany Turner Jones, MSW, GSW
504-338-6287 0r 504-352-0832/ www.healingheartsnola.org
Program Overview: This program offers Life Skills Training (LST). It is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse and increase the availability and effectiveness of general health promotion and education messages. A facilitator comes in to provide Life Skills Training for eight weeks with our 2nd and 3rd grade students.
 
Liberation Through Education (LTE)
Carolyn Stowe, Director
888-467-7927/ www.liberationthrougheducation.com
Program Overview: This program provides assistance to educators by inspiring children to develop personal identity, strong values and social skills through information and resources that go beyond academics (anti-bullying, self-respect, self-esteem, peer relations). LTE provides classroom intervention, motivational speakers, guest speakers, and parent training to our students and families.
 
Louisiana Spirit
OMH Access Program
3308 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
826-2100/ www.louisianaspirit.org
Program Overview: Provide individualized counseling services, crisis intervention, group counseling, support groups, self-help groups and psycho-educational groups for students. LA Spirit also provides training for staff and parents.
 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)
3450 Chestnut Street
New Orleans, LA
504-412-1580/ www.lsuhsc.edu
Program Overview: LSUHSC provides mental health services in school and through their clinic to children and families who have experienced trauma. They also provide consultation and training to faculty to be more aware of trauma and the importance of specialized trauma services to assist traumatized youth.
 
Second Harvesters Food Bank
Lagniappe Packs Program
1201 Sams Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70123
504-733-8336/ www.no-hunger.org
Program Overview: Children at-risk of hunger are provided with food for nutritional support at their place of residence for the weekends and out of school times, until school and access to the Federal breakfast and lunch programs resume. Backpacks or other carriers are stocked with nutritious, child-friendly, easy to prepare food. They are typically distributed on Fridays at school in a discreet manner.
 
Seton Resource Center, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
4162 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-483-8370 www.dcsno.org
Program Overview: Provides classroom-based interventions on issues such as trauma, violence, bullying, prevention, etc. SRC also provides individual and group counseling and filial therapy for families. SRC has provided Lafayette Academy with a Social Worker who is assigned to our school 4 days out the week.
 
Urban League of Greater New Orleans
Parent Information Center
2322 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-620-2332 www.urbanleagureneworleans.org
Program Overview: provides parental advocacy and parental empowerment workshops to relay information that will empower parents as they strive to make informed decisions, which support student success.
 
Medical Services
 
Greater New Orleans Immunization Network
201 Evans Road
Suite 314
Harahan La. 70123
504-733-3268
 
New Orleans Speech and Hearing
1636 Toledano Street
New Orleans, La
504-897-2606
 
Xavier University Audiology Department
Dr. Joe Melcher
1 Drexel Dr.
Campus Box 93
New Orleans, La. 70125
504-520-5099
 
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
3201 S. Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, La 70118
504-207-3060
 
BLS Instructors
Al Juno
504-458-7563
 
Smile Louisiana Dental Program
GREGORY J. FOLSE, D.D.S.,
PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CORPORATION
510 Guilbeau Road, Ste. C
Lafayette, LA 70506-8415
Email: Schedulingsmileslouisiana@yahoo.com
Fax: 1 800-701-0458
Ph: (877) 227-9892 x204