Louisiana Youth Connect offers multiple services for youth in several parishes in South Louisiana. Currently, Louisiana Youth Connect works to offer Independent Living Skills Building to youth ages 15 to 21. In addition, Short term Respite Care services are being offered starting in 2018.
Independent Living Skills Building services are designed to assist youth who, are or will be, transitioning to adulthood with support in improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to be successful in employment, housing, education, and community life. Services are individualized according to each youth’s strengths, interests, skills, goals, and are included on an individualized plan of care.
Short term Respite care provides temporary direct care and supervision for the youth in the home or a community setting that is not facility-based. The primary purpose is relief to families/caregivers of a youth with a serious emotional disorder or relief of the young person him/herself. In addition, Respite services help to de-escalate stressful situations, as well as provide a therapeutic outlet.
Louisiana Youth Connect also provides individual mentoring services on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact the office, by emailing us at: [email protected]