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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.