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 Program Director, Tom Rowan at 985-626-0063.
Transportation Dispatcher: 985-626-6518 - allow 24-hour notice for scheduling
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Text : 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Veterans Crisis Line
Call: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
VIA LINK’s Crisis Teen Text Line (primarily for ages 13-22)
Northlake Homeless Coalition - 985-626-6681
SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578)
Medicaid and Medicare Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.