Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention

Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention CenterThrough prevention, intervention and postvention services, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center strives to reduce emotional distress, raise hope, save lives, and save the community money through the utilization of crisis intervention services and traumatic loss services.

The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center is ready to listen to you. Trained counselors are available 24/7 to listen and talk with you whenever you need help the most. Please call (225) 924-3900.


LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline at (866) 488-7386. The call is free and confidential.



LGBT Hotlines

GLBT National Help CenterThe GLBT National Help Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. The GLBT National Hotline provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning caller throughout the United States.

GLBT National Helpline: (888) 843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743


Fenway HealthThrough Fenway Health’s hotlines, you can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Talk to their trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-LGBT harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, they are there to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone. Hotline hours: Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Central).

LGBT Listening Line (25+): (888) 340-4528
Peer Listening Line (25 & Under): (800) 399-7337


Sexual Assault

Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response CenterThe Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center (STAR) is committed to raising awareness of sexual violence, gaining community support to help eliminate sexual assault and gender violence, and providing a support system for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in the Baton Rouge community.

STAR offers free and confidential support to sexual assault survivors, their friends and families through a 24-hour hotline: (225) 383-7273.


Domestic Violence

Iris Domestic Violence CenterFor more than 30 years, the Iris Domestic Violence Center has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to survivors of family violence and their children. All services are free and confidential. Services are offered to residential (in-shelter) as well as non-residential survivors. Iris Center serves the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, and East Feliciana.

If you need assistance, do not hesitate to call their 24 hour crisis line: (225) 389-3001 or (800) 541-9706


Cerebral Palsy


Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Cerebral Palsy and LGBT: