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WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS NOTICE REGARDING SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

All FPHSA Outpatient Clinics and Offices will be closed for “in-person” services on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, due to the extreme winter weather conditions; however, all in-person appointments that are scheduled will be switched over to a virtual appointment instead. Please expect a call providing you with the information you need to connect with us. At the time of your appointment, please be sure to accept any calls that may appear as a blocked number. (Please also update your phone settings to allow calls from blocked numbers) We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take the necessary safety precautions to protect you and our staff.

If you or a loved one experiences a behavioral health crisis during this time, you can access our after-hours/ emergency line by dialing 1-855-268-1091 or “211”. You may also access crisis chat at www.vialink.org. Text Chat is also available by texting “TXT211” to 504-777-EASE (3273).

If you have a medical emergency, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or dial 911. The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988.

Please continue to check back here for any updates as we continue to monitor the weather and travel safety conditions.

FPHSA NEWS

FPHSA Faith-Based Coalition Meeting (In-Person/Online)

 

We invite you to participate in the upcoming Faith-Based Outreach Meeting scheduled on Friday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. at ADAPT, Inc. at 216 Memphis Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 or virtually. Upon registering, information will be provided to you how to also participate by ZOOM if you cannot attend in person. 

 

FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE/COALITION OVERVIEW

 

Participants: 

The meeting is open to the public but we are encouraging  representatives from faith-based agencies including churches, food banks, thrift stores, missions, collegiate ministries, parish chaplain (or representative from chaplain corps), and any other interested faith-based community (FBC) members to especially attend. 

 

FPHSA Faith-Based Initiative Meeting Purposes:  

– ENGAGE coalition members in learning the signs and symptoms to look for in mental illness/substance abuse

– INTERACT through discussion on everyone’s role in identifying community needs

-NETWORK to identify community resources/services that will help meet needs

-CONTACT available community resources to help INVOLVE community in changes that need to happen

-Increase understanding/empathy from learning about opportunities and CONNECTIONS created

-Help eliminate/reduce mental health/substance use stigmas & encourage SUPPORT through healthy COMMUNICATION. 

 

Benefits include: 

-Access to relevant prevention and treatment programs

-Training to FBC to help prevent & identify risk factors of substance use disorders

-Partnering with local prevention agencies/entities to build skills in planning and implementation, increasing community engagement, and other topics as identified (and approved) 

-Access to shared community programs and resources relevant to identified needs 

-Specific presentations highlighting needs identified for each parish

 

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