Disaster Resources

The Louisiana Psychological Association recognizes the need for a quick and efficient response to disasters. Give our unique proximity to the Gulf and the weather vulnerabilites that are present here, access to resources is a top priority for Louisiana residents. 

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness

The state of Louisiana provides guidance on emergency preparedness. 

Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

The Governor's Office provides guidance on registering for short- and long-term disaster relief resources. 

Parish Offices of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Individual parishes offer disaster relief services. 

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council 

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities recognizes that individuals with developmental disabilities may have urgent needs when a disaster occurs.  

Louisiana Department of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health provides resources for families and children with special health care needs, recognizing that weather related disasters, such as flooding, may have a toxic effect on the health care of these vulnerable populations. 

The Louisiana School Psychological Association

The Louisiana School Psychological Association offers a library of resources, including professional trainings, toolboxes, and links to safety networks following a disaster.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For those recovering from a disaster, the challenges may feel as though they exceed one's ability to cope. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers a list of strategies and recommendations for self-care, in addition to a library of resources. 

The Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA) offers links to disaster resources as a courtesy. LPA does not endorse any specific organization or their offerings. For the most updated information, contact agencies directly.