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Louisiana Department of Social Services: Rehabilitation Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Louisiana Department of Social Services: Rehabilitation Services
627 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-9297
(225) 219-2943 (Local)
(225) 219-4993 (Fax)
(800) 737-2958 (Toll-Free)
(225) 219-2391 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.dss.state.la.us/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 2800
Geographic area served: Louisiana.

Locations

1198 Barrow Street
Houma, LA 70360-5693

122 St. John Street
Room 311
Monroe, LA 71201

1525 Fairfield
Room 708
Shreveport, LA 71101

3500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119-6109

3651 Cedarcrest Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

3616 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

825 Kaliste Saloom Road
Brandywine VI
Suite 350
Lafayette, LA 70508

900 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

Staff

Kevin Monk, Executive Director, kmonk@dss.state.la.us

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Business/Personal Services
    • Provides personal care to persons with very severe disabilities by providing assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Counseling
    • Provides guidance and counseling to consumers who are blind and/or have other disabilities, and who are found eligible for services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides services to enable individuals with significant disabilities to function independently in the family or community.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational rehabilitation services, including work evaluation, assessment for and provision of assistive technology, job counseling services, medical and therapeutic services.
  • Financial Assistance
    • Through a federal grant, provides funding to the Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, Louisiana Center for the Blind, and the Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans to coordinate services for older blind individuals aged 55 and older.
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