Funding Information for FY 2008-2009
Federal support provided by: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; U.S. Department of Education: Rehabilitation Services Administration; U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Violence Against Women; Social Security Administration; and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
State support is provided by Department of State; Department of Justice; Department of Health and Hospitals; and Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs.
Local support is provided by the New Orleans Council on Aging; Plaquemines Council on Aging; and Council on Aging St. Tammany.
Foundation and private support is provided by Catholic Charities; Louisiana Bar Foundation; Louisiana Bar Foundation Northshore Community Partnership Panel and our generous donors.
Our work has funding support through different programs; sometimes the funding requirements affect the kinds of services that the Advocacy Center can provide as well as the types of clients who can be served. The following are brief descriptions of the variety of programs and services which are part of the Advocacy Center. You may click on underlined titles to open a printable version of that publication.
Federally Funded Programs
CAP (Client Assistance Program) - For clients or applicants of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services and other programs who need assistance in securing rights guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act. (CAP Printable Flyer)
PAAT (Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology) - For individuals in Louisiana who need legal assistance to obtain evaluations and appropriate assistive technology equipment or related services. (PAAT Printable Flyer)
PABSS (Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security) - For individuals who are beneficiaries of SSI/SSDI who are preparing for employment or seeking to obtain, maintain or advance in employment. (PABSS Printable Flyer, PABSS Trifold en Español)
PADD (Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) - For individuals with developmental disabilities in Louisiana who need assistance regarding Accessibility, Education, Housing, Institutional Rights, Legal Status/Self-Determination, Medicaid and Medicare. (PADD Printable Flyer)
PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) - For persons residing in Louisiana who are diagnosed with a significant mental illness or emotional impairment and reside in a care or treatment facility; or have an issue which arose while in the facility; or reside in a community setting, including an individual's home and who need assistance regarding abuse or neglect, access, education, institutional rights, legal status or public benefits. (PAIMI Printable Flyer)
PAIR (Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights) - For persons in Louisiana with severe disabilities who need assistance regarding abuse/neglect, accessibility, housing discrimination based on disability, medicaid, and legal status. (PAIR Printable Flyer)
PATBI (Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury) - For persons in Louisiana with traumatic brain injury who need assistance regarding abuse/neglect, accessibility, assistive technology, housing, habilitation, rights, financial entitlements, and legal status. (PATBI Printable Flyer)
HAVA (Help America Vote Act) - This project aims to inform people with disabilities about their rights relative to voting. The project will train both individuals with disabilities and personnel connected to the voting process, such as election officials and poll workers.
WIPA (Workforce Incentives Planning and Assistance Coalition) - For recipients of Social Security benefits who want to make the transition into the workforce and need information and assistance with workforce incentives and planning. (WIPA Printable Flyer)
SEAL - Survivor Empowerment and Access in Louisiana - Collaboration, strategic planning, outreach and training, and systemic change to ensure that people who have been impacted by sexual violence have full access to appropriate services that ensure safety and responsiveness while empowering survivors with disabilities.
CLOP (Community Living Ombudsman Program) - For residents of privately operated facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities who need assistance with protection of rights and quality of life issues. (CLOP Printable Flyer, CLOP Trifold)
ELS (Elderly Legal Services) - For persons 60 years of age and older in 5 parishes (Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Tammany) who need legal assistance with issues of Abuse/Neglect, Assistive Technology (under Medicaid/Medicare), Financial Entitlements, Health Care, Legal Status/Self-Determination, Long Term Care, and Public Housing. (ELS Printable Flyer) (ELS Printable Trifold Flyer)
OLAP (Ombudsman Legal Assistance Program) - For elderly residents and applicants of nursing homes and board and care homes in Louisiana, who need legal assistance regarding residents' rights, abuse/neglect, legal status and public benefits. (OLAP Printable Flyer)