With our highly anticipated Faith, Addiction & Trauma Summit only a few weeks away, the timing couldn't be better to take an in-depth look into the topic of trauma and the impact it has on all areas of an individual's health. One of the main reasons that trauma and related issues are so … Read more about The Devastating Societal Effects of Structural Trauma
In this blog, we frequently make mention of transformations that our Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is creating in our communities. While these transformations are certainly something to celebrate, they could not exist without the internal transformations that our agency had to undergo … Read more about A Message with Meaning
A pastor once said, “if emotional pain made a sound, my congregation would never be able to hear the sermon.” This sentiment is as true here in northeast Louisiana as it is anywhere. While the effects of addiction and mental illness are far-reaching at all levels of society, perhaps one of the most … Read more about COMING TOGETHER TO OVERCOME THE PAIN OF ADDICTION
My clients don't hit bottom; they live on the bottom. If we wait for them to hit bottom, they will die. The obstacle to their engagement in treatment (recovery) is not an absence of pain; it is an absence of hope. … Read more about RECOVERY HAS MANY PATHWAYS. THERE’S NO ONE BOX.
There are people in addiction recovery that see their experience as a gift from a higher power. The addiction got their attention and started the process of change and transformation in their lives. This transformative process moves the addict from despair to hope, darkness to light, shame to grace … Read more about Is Addiction A Gift?
Who among us wants to be forgotten, left alone and uninvolved when we have much to offer? For too long, too many seniors in Northeast Louisiana have been forgotten, left alone and not involved with the communities they served for years. Some of us say their time has come and gone. We believe the … Read more about SENIORS SEGUE INTO ‘GOLDEN YEARS’
“America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.” -George W. Bush The day a prisoner is released from prison and back into society should be a day of rejoicing and new opportunity. Instead, for many exiting Louisiana’s … Read more about HELPING EX-OFFENDERS GET BACK ON THEIR FEET
“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” –Helen Keller As leaders in the field of human services, we at Northeast Delta are continually confronted by the brokenness of the world we live in. Mental Illness. Developmental … Read more about IMPROVING LIVES BY PARTNERING WITH FAITH BELIEVERS