Louisiana Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (LA-PRI) Housing Initiative
With the deterioration and gentrification of affordable housing diminishing, a broad array of federal, state, and locally based organizations play a role in addressing key housing issues and connecting as many Americans and returning citizens as possible to appropriate housing. LA-PRI is focused on facilitating the development of affordable rental housing, maximizing the use of existing housing resources, and identifying and eliminate barriers to the development, distribution, and preservation of affordable housing. Below you will find an Inmate Release Preparation as well as the LA-PRI policy statements.
Address: 1349 Toby St.
Baton Rouge, La. 70734
Major Service: Housing, job training
Other Services: Mentoring, Job Readiness, Transportation & Employment
Contact Person: Aaron Martin
Contact Information: 225.304.1540
Address: 1623 Convention St
Baton Rouge La. 70802
Major Service: Housing for Men, Women and Children
Other Services: Unaccompanied women and women accompanied by children.
Health clinic, dental, and pharmacy
Contact Person: Karl Taylor
Contact Information: 225.383.7343
Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless
Address: 5850 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806
Major Service: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing, Case management, Mental health counseling, Substance Abuse Treatment, Life Skills training, and Employment/ Job Assistance
Contact Person: Randy Nichols
Contact Information: 225.388-5800 or 225.388-5802
Cathedral Outreach Ministries
Major Service: Housing & Mentoring
Contact Person: Martin Ned
Contact Information: 225.775.5975
Connections For Life
Major Service: Transitional Housing for Single Indigent Individuals
Contact Person: Karen Stagg
Contact Information: 225.379.3640 Connections for Life houses only females and they can be ex-offenders
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority
Major Service: Housing
4731 N. Boulevard, Baton Rouge, La. 70806
Policy is that eligibility depends upon an absence of history of violent criminal activity, drug related activity, or sex offense charges. Waiting lists exist.
Contact Information: 225.923.8100
Donaldsonville Housing Authority
1501 St. Patrick St.
Donaldsonville, La. 70346
Contact information: 225-473-9486
Policy is that eligibility depends upon an absence of history of violent criminal activity, drug related activity, or sex offense charges.
Address: 675 Wooddale Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806
Major Service: These are individually owned condominiums. Criminal background checks depend on owner preference.
Contact Person: Sondra Rogers or Mrs. Julie
Contact Information: 225 924-5432 or 225.364.2291
Fax: 225 300-8842
Major Service: Housing- Prison Ministry
1750 Laurel St.
Baton Rouge la. 70806
Services are for male formerly incarcerated. Many ancillary services are available.
Contact Person: Linda Fjeldsjo- Program Manager
Contact Information: 225.336.8770
Louisiana Department of Housing and Urban Development
500 Poydras St.
New Orleans, La. 70310
Major Service: Homeless Housing
Contact Person: Danberry Carmon, Field Office Director
Contact Information: 504-671-3000 or 504-671-3792
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency
Major Service: Housing
Contact Person: Colette Mathis
Contact Information: 225-763-8700 ext.222
One Touch Ministries
Major Service: Housing & Life Skills
Contact Person: Verna Bradley
Services Offered: The services provided by this ministry include housing, re-entry classes, and referring available employment opportunities to previously incarcerated individuals.
Contact Information: 225.359.9911; 225.357.2009; 225.205.0057
Address: 1717 Dallas Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70706
Personal Care Services Inc.
Address: P.O Box 6661
Baton Rouge La. 70896
Major Service: Housing, Mental Health
Contact Person: Margaret Chaney
Services Offered: Services provided by this agency include housing with a payment fee and assistance with re-entry and the social security application process. The agency focuses on assisting and working with individuals diagnosed with mental disabilities, which includes previously incarcerated individuals with mental disabilities.
Contact Information: 225 235-1739 or 225 922-9892
Fax: 225 922-9921
Address: 6673 VanGogh Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Major Service: Housing, Education, Life Skills & Job Readiness(veterans only)
Contact Information: 1-800-NEW-QUAD (639-7823)
Raven’s Outreach Center, Inc.
Major Service: Transitional housing for veterans, work with LA Labor Department, aid with applying for benefits, counseling for PDSS – Post Dramatic Stress Syndrome Also has the capacity to hold up to 105 males.
Contact Person: Andrew Whitner, President/CEO
Contact Information: 225.383.4031
Web Address: www.ravensoutreachcenter.org
Address: 2056 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Major Service: Homeless Housing (women & children; by referral only)
Contact Person: Shawn Langston
Contact Information: (225) 379-3263 or (225) 936-8773
Address: P.O Box 856
Baton Rouge La.70791
Major Service: Shelter (women only)
Contact Person: Pastor Devin and Georgia Oneal
Services Offered: The services provided by this faith-based program include housing for individuals with substance abuse and those previously incarcerated. The program’s duration is nine months. The first six months enrolled individuals livein provided housing. Following the six months, individuals are allowed to move out of provided housing and begin seeking employment. Program participants must remain drug free.
Contact Information: 225.278.7441 or 225.937.1234
Address: 7361 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, La. 70805
Major Service: Transitional Housing
Contact Person: Ethel Phillips, Director of Development
Contact Information: 225.355.4483
Seek His Holy Face Counseling & Resource Center
Contact Jennifer or Eric
Spirit of Truth House of Refuge
Major Service: Shelter
Three Locations: Harding Blvd capacity 8 women, Zachary Capacity 10 men, Opelousas Capacity
Contact Person: Dr. Evonne Dunn
Contact Information: 225.952.9440