NAMI St. Tammany Day Center

The NAMI St. Tammany Day Center is the first physical component of the Safe Haven Initiative. The Center will offer— at no cost — support resources, recovery-oriented programs, groups and activities in a safe and accepting environment for those living with a mental illness who need guidance. Transportation to and from the NAMI St. Tammany Day Center is now available. Buses run from early morning through 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. The dispatcher takes calls until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday (except on holidays). Residents should call 985-626-6518 to schedule rides and allow 24-hour notice for scheduling.

Please note: this program is non-clinical and no medical providers are onsite or part of this program. 

The NAMI St. Tammany Day Center program is staffed by Certified Peer Support Specialists (PSS) who will assist adults living with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders in St. Tammany Parish, in navigating access to appropriate support resources and providing alternatives for less costly behavioral health care in a less restrictive environment, leading to recovery. There is no cost to attend the program. 

NAMI St. Tammany Day Center Fact Sheet

     

HOURS: Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 3:30 PM, and lunch is provided daily 

For more information or to apply, please contact Tom Rowan at 985-626-0063

Transportation Dispatcher: 985-626-6518 - allow 24-hour notice for scheduling

STAFF

Program Director – Tom Rowan

Peer Support Specialist - Roxanne Skal

Peer Support Specialist - Keya Robinson

 

 

 

Partners and Resources

The collaborative Safe Haven initiative has the ultimate goal of becoming the single point of entry for Behavioral Health Care in St. Tammany Parish, and quite possibly the region. As such, there are many partner agencies involved in this effort who currently offer companion resources in the mission to serve residents' Behavioral Health needs.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness, St. Tammany (NAMI)

NAMI ST. TAMMANY is a grass roots organization dedicated to offering education, support, resources, and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness, their families and the community. Founded in 1984, NAMI St. Tammany began as a small group of individuals with this common interest. The mental health needs of our community continue to grow as our population increases. NAMI St. Tammany and its dedicated volunteers continue to expand services to meet the community’s ongoing mental health care needs.

namisttammany.org

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

Along with traditional clinic services, such as evaluation, therapy, and medication management, a number of various other services are provided through contract providers, such as respite care, case management, crisis intervention, in-home therapy, vocational training, housing supports, etc. In addition to community-based out-patient services, FPHSA has two inpatient substance abuse treatment programs, Fontainebleau Treatment Center (FTC) and the Alcohol Drug Unit (ADU). FPHSA serves both adults and children who meet the treatment criteria for services in the areas of addictive disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or mental health.

fphsa.org

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Twenty-Second Judicial Court

Statistics show that many criminal defendants have underlying mental health issues. With decreased public access to mental health evaluation and care, Behavioral Health Court was established by Judge Peter J. Garcia to offer a safety net in the criminal justice system for persons who would benefit from access to such care. Case Managers, counselors and treatment are meshed with adjudication by the Court to return individuals to healthier environments and access to care.

www.22ndjdc.com

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St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office

The Mental Health Services division of the St. Tammany Parish Coroner provides an invaluable service to the citizens of this parish. Under state law, the coroner has the legal authority to commit anyone who is homicidal, suicidal, or gravely disabled. Our office stands ready, willing and able to exercise this authority to ensure that our community remains safe and to ensure that those citizens suffering from mental illness are appropriately treated.

www.stpcoroner.org

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

The St. Tammany Parish Public School System provides a caring environment for learning, a challenging and relevant curriculum, innovative instruction and solid student achievement. Constant commitment to improvement and to high performance has made the System a leader in the State of Louisiana, by all major standards of educational excellence.

www.stpsb.org

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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is often the first responder on the scene of any reported incident. As such, the Sheriff's Office frequently meets people in the throes of mental illness who need treatment instead of incarceration. The Sheriff's Office will have a prominent presence on the Safe Haven Campus.

stpso.com

 

Veterans in Behavioral Health or Addiction Crisis

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For veterans, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member and in crisis, these resources can help.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (Veterans Press #1), Text 838255


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: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

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Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA)

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.

Phone: 225-219-5000


Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

The mission of the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is to direct the operation and management of public, community-based programs and services relative to mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disorders and permanent supportive housing in the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

Phone: 985-543-4333


VIA Link (all parishes)

2-1-1 is a 24/7 helpline that provides comprehensive information and referral. Contact Center Specialists are trained to assist callers for a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, loneliness, interpersonal problems and financial issues.

Phone: Call 2-1-1 or 504-269-2673

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Reboot Combat Recovery

Trauma happens to our veterans during combat, but too often, that trauma is compounded by a series of poor decisions upon returning home. It is as if this combat trauma has reduced their spiritual defense systems and left them vulnerable to a myriad of even more dangerous life choices that may lead to addiction, homelessness or even suicide.

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22nd Judicial Veterans Court

Phone: 985-809-0547

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Text : 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

Veterans Crisis Line

Call: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Text: 838255

VIA LINK

Call 211

VIA LINK’s Crisis Teen Text Line (primarily for ages 13-22)

504-777-3273 (504-777-EASE)

Northlake Homeless Coalition - 985-626-6681

Medicaid Hotline

1-888-342-6207

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578)

Medicaid and Medicare Information

1-800-772-1213

EMAIL

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

For all other behavioral/mental health inquiries or assistance, please visit our Partners Page, where you will find a list of organizations within St. Tammany Parish who can provide you with help.

For other non-medical questions, media inquiries or information on the Safe Haven Project, please use the contact form below.

 

 

 

Addiction Resources

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

The mission of the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is to direct the operation and management of public, community-based programs and services relative to mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disorders and permanent supportive housing in the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

Phone: 985-543-4333


Operation Angel – Covington Police Department

Any time of day, an addict can walk into any police station or Sheriff's Office in St. Tammany and ask for help. Then officers will facilitate their first step into recovery.

Phone: 985-892-8500


VIA Link (all parishes)

2-1-1 is a 24/7 helpline that provides comprehensive information and referral. Contact Center Specialists are trained to assist callers for a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, loneliness, interpersonal problems and financial issues.

Phone: Call 2-1-1 or 504-269-2673

Chat


Truth 180

Substance abuse programs using cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and traditional 12-step work. For Adults - Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Substance Abuse Program with group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. For Adolescents - Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Substance Abuse Program with group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and multi-family therapy. Diversion programs for at-risk and delinquent youth are also offered.

Phone: 985-809-9900


Covington Behavioral Health

Inpatient Medical Detox

Phone: 877-254-5707


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), St. Tammany

Provides resources, support, education, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their loved ones. Monthly Support Groups for loved ones of individuals coping with a mental illness. Weekly Support Groups for those coping with mental illnesses. 12 week education class for loved ones of individuals coping with mental illnesses. 6 week education class for parents of a child suffering with a mental illness. 10 week education class for individuals living with mental illness. Resource library with current publications. Help individuals navigate the local mental health system.

Phone: 985-626-6538


Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

The Crisis Intervention Team, or CIT, is a community initiative designed to improve the outcomes of police interactions with people. Through CIT law enforcement officers are trained on how to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Phone: Call 911 and ask for CIT Officers


22nd Judicial Sobriety Court

Phone: 985-809-0547


22nd Judicial Drug Court

Phone: 985-809-0547