Central Louisiana Resources

United Way of Central Louisiana
1101 4th St #202, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 443-7203

Salvation Army
620 Beauregard St.
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 767-1711

Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition
1515 Jackson St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 443-0500

Hope House
5115 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 487-2061

Louisiana Resources

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline

211 – Information Hotline: United Way 2-1-1, a free, confidential service connection to information and resources such as:

  • Basic Needs (food, clothing, housing)
  • Consumer Information
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Criminal & Legal Services
  • Education
  • Environmental & Public Health/Safety
  • Health Care
  • Income Support & Employment
  • Individual & Family Life
  • Leisure Activities & Recreation
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
  • Organizational & Community Services

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Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 77308, Baton Rouge, LA 70879
(225) 752-1296

Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR)
5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(855) 435-STAR

*See list of domestic violence shelters in the “EMERGENCY SAFE HOUSING” tab.

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Office for Victims of Crime
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC  20531
Phone: 800–363–0441


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About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence.  It can happen to people who are married, living together, or who are dating.  It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:

About Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact.  This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent.  A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.

Forms of sexual violence include:

  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Child sexual assault and incest
  • Sexual assault by a person’s spouse or partner
  • Unwanted sexual contact/touching
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Exposing one’s genitals or naked body to other(s) without consent
  • Masturbating in public
  • Watching someone engage in private acts without their knowledge or permission
  • Nonconsensual image sharing

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center:


The Family Justice Center staff and partnering agencies are happy to provide training (at no cost) for your churches, civic organizations, schools, hospitals and other community organizations.  Please contact Emma Givens at (318) 448-0884 for more information and to set up your next training. For online training options, please see below:

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Office for Victims of Crime

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CALL FOR HELP: 318-448-0884

After-Hours Crisis Hotline: 1-888-411-1333


220 Hospital Blvd
Pineville, LA 71360

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Thur, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri, 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Our work wouldn’t be possible without our partnering agencies.
For you, we are thankful!

Rapides location: 220 Hospital Blvd, Pineville, LA 71360

Avoyelles location: 108 E. Mark Street, Marksville, LA 71351

Mon-Thur, 8:30am-4:30pm Fri, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Services are available by appointment or walk-in