About Us

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the Louisiana Reentry Council, The Foundation for the Mid South is pleased to produce the Louisiana Reentry Guide. It is the hope of the Reentry Council that this directory will serve as a resource for those reentering communities throughout the state of Louisiana. The Reentry Council understands the many obstacles that returning ex-offenders face as they rejoin their families and neighborhoods. While these obstacles make it difficult, there are many services and resources throughout the state of Louisiana that work to make this transition successful for ex-offenders, their families, and the communities to which they are returning.

This directory is designed to connect people to services. It includes resources from national, state, and local agencies with the goal of being as comprehensive as possible. However, some information may prove to be missing. The information for each organization on the website has been provided by the service provider or from the organization’s website. While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting. The editors cannot and do not vouch for the accuracy or quality of service available.

If you are aware of resources or organizations that should be added to the directory please see the Agency Update/Addition form.

Please direct any questions about the directory to: LAreentryguide@fndmidsouth.org

The mission of the Foundation for the Mid South is to invest in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Foundation for the Mid South was established to bring together the public and private sectors and focus their resources on increasing social and economic opportunity. The Foundation focuses on strengthening four priorities that, we believe, are the bedrock for prosperous communities and a strong region including Education, Wealth Building, Community Development, and Health and Wellness. This directory is part of the Foundation’s community development portfolio. For more information about Foundation for the Mid South, please visit: www.fndmidsouth.org

Purpose of the directory

This guide is intended to provide essential information and resources about services to ex-offenders and those that support them. Our goal is to ensure that those leaving incarceration will have an easier and more successful transition back into their community. We hope this directory will reach the many individuals throughout Mississippi that need this information.

Who is the directory for?

  • Ex-offenders
  • Family members and friends of ex-offenders
  • State and local agencies serving ex-offenders
  • Human Service providers such as social workers and counselors
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Parole Officers
  • State and National Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Anyone interested in advocating for, serving or learning about re-entry in Louisiana

How is the directory organized?

The directory includes national, state and county resources. The state of Louisiana is broken into 64 Parishes. Under each of these location headings you can find resources by topics such as housing or educational services.

As a matter of policy, FMS does not endorse any product, service or business. This resource guide is provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this guide is believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed as to accuracy. The FMS resource guide is subject to change at any time.