Mahalia Jackson Services

The Mahalia Jackson early Childhood & Family Learning Center is the latest Neighborhood Place to open.  Located in New Orleans at 240 Jackson Avenue this center provides a variety of services to Central City.  For information on this Neighborhood Place site visit

Sabine Parish Services

Education Services
The Department of Education works to ensure higher academic achievement for all students, eliminate achievement gaps and prepare students to be effective citizens in a global market. Services include:

  • Adult Literacy Services
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) & Dyslexia Services
  • School Attendance Services
  • School Grade Performance Services
  • Tutoring Services

Health Services
The Department of Health and Hospitals works to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all Louisianans. Services include:

  • Medicaid - medical benefits for people with no or low income

  • LaCHIP - low-cost or no-cost health care plans for uninsured children up to age 19

  • WIC - supplemental nutrition, information and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years old

  • EarlySteps - informational services for children up to 3 years old at risk for developmental delays

  • Mental Health Services - information, screening, referrals and some on-site services

Social Services
The Department of Children & Family Services works to ensure that Louisiana families, children and individuals are safe, thriving and self-sufficient. Services include:

Workforce & Employment Services
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is committed to its vision of being an indispensable provider of workforce solutions. Services include:

  • Job skills assessment, search, referrals, placement, interviewing skills
  • Résumé assistance, cover letter preparation, computer assistance
  • Information on financial assistance & Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funded training
  • Adult education - literacy & GED information
  • Youth education & skills training that lead to employment and retention
  • Labor market information, local area occupation demand and trends data
  • Free use of copiers, fax, & computers for employment-related tasks

Juvenile Justice Services
Office of Juvenile Justice

works to protect the public by providing safe and effective individualized services to youth, who will become productive, law-abiding citizens. Services include:


  • Services for youth in Office of Juvenile Justice custody or supervision, who are involved in court proceedings
  • Youth and parent meetings about cases
  • Routine office visits and/or monthly contacts with youth & parents
  • Probation and Parole Officers to input documentation in Office of Juvenile Justice electronic system