19.4. Additional Programs or Resources
Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center
Phone: (504) 466-9960
The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that was founded to help provide a fun and therapeutic experience for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
Phone: (800) 960-7705
the Advocacy Center protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons living in Louisiana who are elderly or disabled.
Families Helping Families of Louisiana
Phone: (985) 446-3445
FHF is an organization of families who because of their own experience, are aware of and committed to reaching out to other families who have members with special needs. Special needs include physical, mental, emotional, behavior and/or education issues.
JoJo's Hope is a charitable organization which offers swimming and aquatic activity programs that are adapted to meet the need of individuals with mental or physical limitations. The therapeutic programs are specially designed for those with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Bifida, Autism, Down's Syndrome and other disabilities. JoJo's Hope's water safety programs are approved by the American Red Cross.
Recreation Resource Guide for the Gulf South Region
The Child Life Department at Children's Hospital New Orleans has developed a summer camp, adaptive sports, and accessible recreation resource guide for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the Louisiana area.
**SEE PDF of Recreation Resource Guide of the Gulf South Region at bottom of this page*
Samaritan Multi-Services Centered on Living (SMCL) Foundation & Associates
Formed to improved the quality of life for military veterans and citizens with disabilities, as well as others who are economically challenged. With a home base in New Orleans, La, SMCL received it’s Louisiana State Charter as a non-profit and designated 501 (c)(3) in August of 2007. In the spirit of being public servants, SMCL develops and conducts Adaptive/Paralympic Sports and other multi services.
VSA arts of Louisiana
Phone: (225) 761-4243
VSA arts affiliates create opportunities for disabled, non-disabled, and exceptional and disabled students to celebrate and share accomplishments in drama, dance, music, literature, and the visual arts.