If you’re a youth or young adult in need of help now, reach out to us in one of the following ways:


Send us a message

On Facebook or Instagram—our counselors will confidentially walk you through the process of getting help.

Call us


Email us


Visit us

260 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Access the state support system

www.dss.state.la.us/ or call 888-524-3578

If you feel you are in immediate danger:

Call 911. 

If you’re contemplating suicide:

Please call 1-800-273-8255 to talk with someone toll free, 24-hours a day.


Youth Center

Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and healthcare referrals for youth ages 10-17. The goal of this program is to reunite young people with their families or locate appropriate alternative placements.


Serves ages 10-17

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Counseling
  • On-site Tutoring

Transition Center

Serving young adults ages 18-25, this program is designed to help participants transition out of care and into adult life. Residents of the center pay a minimum amount in rent and utilities and receive: career and life-skills training, counseling, case management, and GED assistance.


Serves ages 18-25

  • Affordable housing
  • Intensive case management
  • Independent living skills
  • Career training
  • Counseling
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • GED assistance

Diversity House

Geared towards the specific needs of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ individuals, Diversity House provides transitional housing, intensive case management, support services, and an affirming, safe environment for youth ages 16-21 who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Find out more here


Serves ages 16-21
who identify as LGBTQ+

  • Specialized case management and support services
  • Housing
  • Counseling
  • Life skills training
  • Community Resource Referrals