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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, getting help is easier than you may think. The Metropolitan Human Services District offers a range of services addressing mental health, addictive disorder, and developmental disability needs for the citizens of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes.

Care is available 24/7 -- all you have to do is call.

  • For general information about care, call 504-568-3130
  • For immediate care, call 504-826-2675


Walt and Howard Dean

Walt met with a number of state leaders including former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean

I recently met with America's top legislative leaders at the National Conference of State Legislators’ Legislative Leaders Meeting. I was able to share best practices and gather effective strategies to help put Louisiana ahead of the curve as one of America’s greatest states.

As the Chair of the Southern High-Speed Rail Commission, I have been working hard to  push for high-speed and other passenger rail services in our District. We have completed two major Railroad Corridor Transportation Plans, which are the first steps toward participating in the High-Speed program. The plans cover routes between New Orleans, Lake Charles, Mobile, and Meridian.

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Hurricane Season is right around the corner, beginning on June 1st. You shouldn’t wait until then to prepare, though.

This spring, be sure to:

  • Put Together an Emergency Kit
  • Make Preparations
  • Get Informed

You can learn more about preparing for Hurricane Season at and