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Hurricane Relief Resource Guide

NAMI Hurricane Relief Resource Guide
Nami Family and Consumer Support

With thousands of Texas and Louisiana residents displaced due to hurricanes Ike and Gustvav, NAMI Texas, NAMI Louisiana and their affiliates are stepping up to ensure that the needs of NAMI families are met. NAMI recognizes that it is our dedicated grassroots leaders that provide the unique support and connection that make NAMI the organization it is.

Additionally, NAMI organizations and affiliates in other states are available to assist with providing information and support to those in need.

For a list of NAMI affiliates and state office telephone contacts in your area, visit the NAMI website at and go to SUPPORT. Or you can call the NAMI National HelpLine, available from 10-6pm ET M-F at 800-950-6264.


NAMI Louisiana

5700 Florida Blvd.
Suite 320
Baton Rouge
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Phone: 225-926-8770
Fax: 225-926-8773
NAMI Louisiana offers family educational classes and/or support through its Journey of Hope and Visions for Tomorrow programs.

Please contact Anne Brown at 225-292-6928 for more information about these programs

For information on consumer support groups, contact Margaret Mitchell at 225-292-6928.

Louisiana Office of Mental Health
Louisiana Department of Social Services
627 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Main phone: (225) 342-0286
Fax: (225) 342-8636
Child-Support Customer Service Center
(800) 256-4650 toll-free
(225) 922-8100
Family Assistance Programs Customer Service Center
1-888-LAHELPU (1-888-524-3578) *

* Includes Child Care Assistance Program {CCAP}; Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program {FITAP}; and Food Stamp Program


NAMI Texas

Fountain Park Plaza III
2800 South IH35
Suite 140
Austin, TX 78704
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Phone: (800)633-3760
Phone: (512)693-2000
Fax: (512)693-8000
NAMI Texas offers NAMI Connection recovery support groups for consumers and family educational classes through its Family to Family program. Please contact the NAMI state office for more information. They can also share information about local NAMI affiliates throughout the state.

Temporary Mental Health Crisis Line for Texas:
Phone: 1-800-841-1255

* Will direct callers to resources or to 211 information line for their area
To learn more about DSHS community mental health services that are available in your area for adults or children, contact your local mental health authority.


You can also access the local information and referral line, which is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These are often known as "Crisis Hotlines."


To aid victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike who live with serious mental illnesses, NAMI has established the NAMI Hurricane Relief Fund. To make donations to this fund, visit

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