Baton Rouge – Community And Residential Services Association (CARSA), a trade organization for providers of services with developmental disabilities, in cooperation with the ARC of Louisiana, the Developmental Disabilities Council and The Advocacy Center, is available to assist families who may have relatives who were evacuated from community homes and other service programs in the Greater New Orleans area.

Families seeking information may call the following numbers for assistance:


CARSA – 225-343-8811


The ARC of Louisiana – 1-866-966-6261


Developmental Disabilities Council – 1-800-450-8108


The Advocacy Center (Baton Rouge) – 1-800-711-1696


The Advocacy Center (Lafayette) – 1-800-822-0210


For more information on the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina,