Meet our team
Dr. Leslie Lawrence – Psychiatrist
Dr. Leslie Lawrence has been a crucial part of our staff at SCLHSA and the community of South Louisiana for many years.
Dr. Daren Parsa – Psychiatrist
Dr. Daren Parsa is our most experienced Psychiatrist for our pivotal Treatment Center in Raceland Louisiana.
Dr. Melanie Vega – Psychiatrist
Dr. Melanie Vega is one of our four Medical Directors who provides crucial Treatment Services to our clients in Houma, Louisiana.
Dr. Denis Devenport – Psychiatrist
Dr. Denis Devenport provides support to our important client area of River Parishes and St Mary.
Welcome to the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA) website!
The SCLHSA was created by Legislative ACT 343 in 2006 to provide addictive disorder, developmental disability and mental health services to individuals in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes. SCLHSA is governed by a local board composed of nine members from the seven parishes. These Board Members are responsible for ensuring that the services we provide and funding we receive is utilized to appropriately meet the needs of the individuals in our communities.
We are excited about the opportunity to share with you our treatment philosophies which serves as the basis for our programs. We are committed to improving the lives of the individuals we serve in their journey through treatment, recovery and the return to an independent lifestyle. By utilizing effective clinical services offered by trained and knowledgeable staff and linkage with vital community resources, we strive to help others attain their optimal level of living.Read full message →
How do I enroll in Services with SCLHSA?
You may call or walk into your local Assessment Center to receive a scheduled appointment for an individualized Assessment to begin your services. Read full answer →
How much does it cost to attend services at SCLHSA?
Fees are based on your income and the number of dependents. You will be informed of your financial responsibility prior to your initial session. Read full answer →
Does SCLHSA provide transportation?
Individual transportation services are not available. However, if you have Medicaid, you may be eligible for transportation to your treatment services. Read full answer →
Our clinics provide a comfortable environment with knowledge clinicians while providing quality results for our clients.
SCLHSA has several community partnerships that assist further in entrenching the organization into South Louisiana.
Useful resources are available to our clients at all of our clinics in South Louisiana.
SCLHSA provides more services than what are available in our clinics.
Please follow the link to view all of our positions available at all of our clinics and administrative offices. www.jobs.la.gov