Help Directory

Welcome to the Rapides Parish Help Directory!

This is your guide to find the help you need.  We have the needs you might have in categories in the Help Directory.  For example, if you have transportation needs, please look under the Transportation heading in the Directory.  We have many other categories.  The purpose for the Help Directory is to be one place you can go to look for who can help you in Rapides Parish.

Thank you for using the Rapides Parish Help Directory!

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Cenla Community Action Committee
Phone: (318) 314-3480
2011 MacArthur Drive,
Fireside Plaza Bldg #1, Alexandria, LA 71301

Clothing Services

 First Baptist Church Pineville
(318) 448-8221
901 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360
The Salvation Army
(318) 767-1711; (318) 442-0445
620 Beauregard Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
PO Box 829, Alexandria, LA 71309
Goodwill Industries – Alexandria
(318) 445-2606
5216 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71303
Goodwill Industries – Pineville
(318) 641-7466
30 Pinecrest Drive, Pineville, LA 71360
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026 
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Philadelphia Baptist Church
(318) 443-3692
2022 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Rapides Parish School Board (Homeless Liaison)
(318) 487-0888
619 Sixth Street, PO Box 7117, Alexandria, LA 71306
School Uniforms & Supplies

Disability Programs/Services

Central Louisiana Human Services District- 
Developmental Disability Office
(318) 487-5191
5411 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Department of Children & Family Services
Rapides Economic Stability Regional Office
(318) 487-5054
900 Murray Street, Suite A-100, Alexandria, LA 71301
Evergreen Life Services
(318) 445-4470
920 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360 
Families Helping Families at the Crossroads
(318) 641-7373
2840 Military Highway, Pineville, LA 71360
Pecan Grove Training Center
(318) 448-0291
5000 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services- Alexandria
(318) 487-5335
900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71309
New Horizons Independent Living Center
Central Louisiana (Hearing Aids)
(318) 484-3596; (888) 361-3596
3717 Government St., Suite , Alexandria, LA 71302
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
https://voanorthla.org/cenla/

Employment Training Services

Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Alexandria Campus
(318) 487-5443 
516 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services/DSS
(318) 487-5355
900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Huey P. Long Campus
(318) 628-4342
5960 US-167, Winnfield, LA 71483
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Continuing Education
(318) 427-4441
807 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides American Job Center 
(318) 767-6030
5610B Coliseum Blvd #B, Alexandria, LA 71303
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303

Food Assistance

Cenla Community Action Committee
(318) 314-3480
2011 MacArthur Drive,
Fireside Plaza Bldg #1, Alexandria, LA 71301
Department of Children & Family Services
The Economic Stability Section
(318) 487-5227
900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
First Baptist Church Pineville 
(318) 448-8221
901 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360
The Salvation Army Alexandria
(318) 442-0445
620 Beauregard Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Louisiana Housing Assistance Corporation
The Child and Adult Care Food Program
(318) 623-0795; (337) 298-5666
1616 Arnold Drive, Suite 6, Alexandria, LA 71303
PO Box 7207, Alexandria, LA 71306 
Manna House
(318) 445-9053
2655 Lee Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
PO Box 6011, Alexandria, LA 71307
Rapides Parish Food Stamp Office
(318) 487-5111; 1-888-524-3578
2022 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Philadelphia Baptist Church
(318) 443-3692
900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Sacred Heart of Jesus in Pineville
(318) 445-2497
600 Lakeview Streem, Pineville, LA 71360
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
(318) 445-2773
3223 Baldwin Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301

Housing Services

Cenla Community Action Committee
(318) 314-3480
2011 MacArthur Drive
Fireside Plaza Bldg #1, Alexandria, LA 71301
Bethesda House Rehab, Recovery & Sober Living
(318) 792-7885
3808 Jennifer St., Alexandria, LA 71301
Alexandria Housing Authority
(318) 442-8843 Ext 214
2558 Loblolly Lane, Alexandria, LA 71306
Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition
(318) 443-0500
1515 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
1-800-621-3362
 5856 Greenwell Springs Road, 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Rapides Habitat for Humanity
(318) 449-9804
1320 Monroe Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Hope House of Central Louisiana
(318) 487-2061
5115 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302
PO Box 7477, Alexandria, LA 71306
Pentecostals of Alexandria at Grace House
(318) 487-8976
2817 Rapides Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
House of Mercy Women’s Shelter (POA)
(318) 473-9492
2804 Hynson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Parish Housing Authority
(318) 793-4751  
119 Boyce Garden Drive, Boyce, LA 71409
House of Mercy – Pentecostals of Alexandria
(318) 487-8976  
2817 Rapides Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana
(318) 448-0884
220 Hospital Blvd., Pineville, LA 71360
Pineville Housing Authority
(318) 473-9729 
2731 Highway 28 East, Pineville, LA 71360
The Inner City Revitalization Corporation
(318) 442-1502
1902 Main Street, Alexandria, LA 71302
The Salvation Army of Central Louisiana
(318) 767-1711; (318) 442-0445
620 Beauregard Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
PO Box 829, Alexandria, LA 71309
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303

Information & Referral

Alexandria Police Department
Non-Emergency: (318) 449-5099 
1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition
(318) 443-0500
1515 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
American Red Cross Central Louisiana
(318) 442-6621 
425 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
Pineville Police Department
(318) 442-6603
910 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360
Rapides Parish Library
(318) 445-6436
411 Washington Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 
Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office
(318) 473-6700
700 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
United Way of Central Louisiana
(318) 443-7203
1101 4th Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, LA 71301
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland
Security & Emergency Preparedness
(225) 925-7500

Mental Health

Alexandria VA Health Care System 
(318) 466-2061; 1-800-375-8387
2495 Shreveport Highway 71 N, Pineville, LA 71360
Tammie Arnold- Public Affairs Officer
Allegiant Resources and Counseling Services
(318) 704-6041
1605 Murray St., Alexandria La 71301
Bayou Mental Health Services- Alexandria
(318) 443-9035
1605 Murray Street , Alexandria, LA 71301
Bethesda House Rehab, Recovery & Sober Living
(318) 792-7885
3808 Jennifer St., Alexandria, LA 71302
Central Louisiana Human Services District
(318) 487-5191
5411 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303
Eckerd Connections- Wraparound Agency
(318) 443-7900
6501 Coliseum Blvd., Suite 700-A , Alexandria, LA 71303
Cenla Medication Access Program
Smoking Cessation Counseling
(318) 443-7494; (888) 443-7494
1101 4th Street, Suite 101A, Alexandria, LA 71301
Central Louisiana State Hospital
(318) 484-6200
242 West Shamrock Street, Pineville, LA 71361
Edgefield Recovery Center – Alexandria (IOP)
(318) 279-2751; (318) 473-9119 
2230 S MacArthur Dr., Rayford Building
Alexandria, LA 71301
Families Helping Families at the Crossroads
(318) 641-7373; 1-800-259-7200
2840 Military Highway, Pineville, LA 71360
Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana 
(318) 448-0884
220 Hospital Blvd., Pineville, LA 71360
Lily of The Valley Ministries
(318) 442-4504
3717 Government Street, Suite 3, Alexandria, LA 71302
Granberry Counseling Centers
Louisiana Baptists & Family Ministries
(318) 623-1711 
1250 MacArthur Drive , Alexandria, LA 71301
Healing Hands & Hearts Behavioral Health Services
(318) 625-7197; (318) 625-7178
3600 Jackson St., Suite 119, ALexandria LA 71301
HUD-VASH Permanent Housing & Health Care
For Homeless Veterans
(318) 466-4274 
2495 Shreveport Highway 71 North 
Alexandria, LA 71306
Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health
Problem Gambling
1-877-770-STOP (7867)
Social media: Text 1-877-770-STOP
Online: Live chat at www.helpforgambling.org
Longleaf Hospital
(318) 441-006844: (855) 419-4855
44 Versailles Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Oceans Behavioral Hospital
(318) 448-8473
2621 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71303
Pathways Pineville 
(318) 441-5900
Unit 6 Meadow Lane, Pineville, LA 71360
Red River Treatment Center
(318) 484-6400
Unit 6 Meadow Lane, Pineville, LA 71360
Pecan Grove Training Center
(318) 448-0291
5000 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phoenix Family Life Center
(318) 449-4474
710 Versailles Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Email: Ipringleseasidehc.com
Rapides Parish Families in Need of Services (FINS)
(318) 473-6761 
Rapides Parish Courthouse, 730 Washington, St.
Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Parish Veteran Center
(318) 466-4327
5803 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Rehab Services of Cenla
(318) 473-4328  
1450 Peterman Drive, Suite A, Alexandria, LA 71303
STAR Cenla
(318) 625-7592
1403 Metro Drive Bldg. F, Alexandria, LA 71301
Life Changing Solutions
(318) 787-6440 
2002 Gus Kaplan Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Journey Rehab
(318) 445-9019
5612 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71303
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303 
We Care Behavioral Health
(318) 542-4288
109-A Yorktown Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303

Physical Health/Medical Serives & Medications

Cenla Aids Support Service (CLASS) 
(318) 442-1010
1785 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 
Rapides Parish Health Unit
(318) 487-5282 5604
Coliseum Blvd., Suite A,  Alexandria, LA 71303  
CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
(318) 487-1122
3330 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Community HealthWorx
(318) 767-9979
1543 McGinnis St., Alexandria, LA 71301
Huey P. Long Medical Center 
(318) 448-0811
352 Hospital Blvd., Pineville, LA 71360
Rapides Regional Medical Center
(318) 769-3000
211 4th Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Parish Medicaid Office
(318) 487-5670; 1-800 573 6220
P.O. Box 13708, Alexandria, La 71315
Contact Caroline Edwards or Katherine Tyler
Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP)
(318) 443-7494; (888) 443-7494
1101 4th Street Suite 101A, Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Urgent Care 
(318) 442-9634 
6515 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 487-1925
2389 Hwy 28 East, Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 767-9015
3800 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71303
Rapides Primary Health Care Center
(318) 487-4400
1217 Willow Glen River Road, Alexandria, LA 71302

Transportation Assistance/Services

Avoyelles Council on Aging
(318) 335-3195
224 South Preston Street, Marksville, LA 71351
 
Pecan Grove Training Center
(318) 448-0291
5000 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
City of Alexandria, LA Bus Transit (ATRANS)
Bus Information: (318) 441-6087
ADA Van Service: (318) 441-6087
Atrans Bus Scheduling Information: (318)-441-6087
Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303

Senior Services/Programs

Allen Council on Aging
(318) 335-3195 
602 East 5th Avenue, Oakdale, LA 71463
Avoyelles Council on Aging
(318) 253-9771
224 South Preston Street, Marksville, LA 71351
Cenla Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 
(318) 484-2260; 1 (800) 454-9576
1423 Peterman Drive, Alexandria, LA 71315
PO Box 13027
Rapides Council on Aging, Inc.
(318) 445-7985
204 Chester Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Senior Citizens Centers, Inc.
(318) 487-1561
209 East Shamrock Avenue, Pineville, LA 71360

Utility Assistance

Cenla Community Action Committee
(318) 314-3480 
2011 MacArthur Drive, Fireside Plaza Bldg #1 
Alexandria, LA 71301
Philadelphia Baptist Church
(318) 443-3692
2022 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Youth Services/Programs

Department of Children & Family Services
The Economic Stability Section
(318) 487-5227; 1-855-452-5437 
900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Louisiana Housing Assistance Corporation
The Child and Adult Care Food Program
(318) 623-0795; (337) 298-5666
1616 Arnold Drive, Suite 6, Alexandria, LA 71303
PO Box 7207, Alexandria, LA 71306

Long Term Recovery Assistance

Volunteers of America Central Louisiana
(318) 442-8026
3704 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Worker's Compensation

Office of Worker’s Compensation
(318) 487-5966
3724 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71302

Veteran Services

Alexandria VA Health Care System
(318) 483-5083
2495 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, LA 71360
Call Center: 318-466-4000 | 800-375-8387

Social Security

Card Replacement or Benefit Verification
(877) 866-3171
1 (800)772-1213; (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 
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REV. 7/28/21