About Louisiana Spirit DR4263 Flooding March 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016, the State of Louisiana received a Major Disaster Declaration as a result severe weather and flood event that impacted thirty-six of the State's sixty-four parishes.

In the aftermath of the disaster, the Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health temporarily deployed the Behavioral Health Cadre' Crisis Support Staff to the designated communities until the Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program operations was established.

Louisiana Spirit is a federally-funded Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program for individuals, families and groups most affected by the disaster.

Louisiana Spirit activities in response to the August 2016 flooding are coming to an end, effective August 25, 2017, due to the wind down of federal funds. As you know, our response and contributions to healing our communities began promptly after the flooding event and it has been our honor and privilege to serve and help Louisiana residents. 

We want to make you aware that additional resources are available.  

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