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Veterans Resources

Veterans Resources

Below find a variety of helpful resources for veterans and their family members. If you need assistance navigating any of these resources, please call or stop by your local branch of the Livingston Parish Library.

General Resources
DCoE Outreach Center

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Disabled American Veterans

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

  • 133 Hummel Street
  • Denham Springs, LA 70726
  • Phone: (225) 229-5465

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

The mission of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide comprehensive care and quality service to Louisiana’s Veterans and their families with regard to health care, education, disability benefits, long-term care and burial honors.

  • 20140 Iowa Street, Livingston, LA 70754
  • VAC: Carrie Morgan
  • Phone: (225) 686-3295
  • Fax: (225) 686-3296

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to Service Members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns.

  • Call and talk anytime, 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647
National Resource Directory

The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

  • 8393 Florida Blvd, Denham Springs, LA 70726
  • Phone: (225) 664-2950
Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

  • Phone: (800) 273-8255 Press 1

 

Veterans Health
Baton Rouge VA Outpatient Clinic

The Baton Rouge Community Based Outpatient Clinic offers a wide array of primary and specialty care services for Veterans. The Baton Rouge North clinic offers primary and dental care as well as laboratory, pharmacy services, pulmonary, radiology and eye services. The Baton Rouge South clinic offers mental health, prosthetics, physical therapy and rehab medicine by appointment.

  • 7968 Essen Park Ave.
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Phone: (225) 761-3400
Hammond VA Outpatient Clinic
  • 1131 South Morrison Avenue
  • Hammond, LA 70403
  • Phone: (985) 902-5100
Health Care Benefits Overview 2015 (pdf)

This guide is designed to provide Veterans and their families with the information they need to understand VA’s health care system – eligibility requirements, health benefits and services available to help Veterans and copayments that certain Veterans may be charged.

New Orleans VA Outpatient Clinic

The New Orleans Community Based Outpatient Clinic offers a wide array of primary, mental health and specialty care services for Veterans. The New Orleans primary care clinic is located on the 10th floor of 1601 Perdido Street. The specialty care clinic is located on the 9th floor. The building is one block north of the Louisiana Superdome and two blocks west of New Orleans City Hall. Full pharmacy service and a blood draw laboratory are available on site.

  • 1601 Perdido Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (800) 935-8387

 

Mental Help Sources for Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program
  • Carlette Porter, PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient
  • Phone: (504) 571-8326
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program
  • Ysonde Hobbs, Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Phone: (504) 539-5744
Questions to ask a Veteran Healthcare Provider (pdf)

The list of questions in this document can help you prepare for discussions with a Veteran’s health care providers (e.g., doctor visit, mental health counseling, trip to the emergency room, medical center discharge planning session, etc.)

 

For Caregivers
Veteran Caregiver Support

VA has a number of services designed specifically to support those in the role as a Family Caregiver. If you’re just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that’s available to you.

  • Phone: (855) 260-3274

 

Veteran Centers
Baton Rouge Vet Center

The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

  • 7850 Amselmo Lane
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • Phone: (225) 761-3140 or (877) 927-8387
New Orleans Vet Center

The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

  • 1250 Poydras Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Phone: (504) 565-4977 or (877) 927-8387

 

Housing
Homeless Veterans Assistance

VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans, with a focus on: Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance, Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports, and Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

  • Phone: 877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home

This 156 bed facility opened on June 4, 2007 and is located on 20 acres in Reserve, Louisiana. Only 27 miles from New Orleans, it is conveniently located next to the St. John’s Parish Senior Citizens Center and the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The facility offers a variety of amenities including a fishing lake and a large chapel, in addition to complete medical care including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, Alzheimer/Dementia care, and transportation services.

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All branches of the Livingston Parish Library will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

All branches will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30.