Advocacy Center


Who We Are

The Advocacy Center is a non-profit corporation that serves people with disabilities in every parish of Louisiana. With four offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette, the Advocacy Center provides information, and referral, and possibly legal representation, on legal issues relating to disability, including: special education, legal status, public benefits, community integration, institutional rights, employment and rehabilitation, and abuse/neglect. The Advocacy Center also provides legal services for problems relating to nursing homes and legal and ombudsman services for individuals living in group homes, psychiatric hospital and child residential facilities.

General Contact Information

Advocacy Center
8325 Oak Street (map)
New Orleans, LA 70118
Toll Free
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Choose a legal issue to learn more about the services provided:

Civil Rights, Including Voting Rights > Discrimination

Civil Rights, Including Voting Rights > Housing Discrimination

Civil Rights, Including Voting Rights > Voting Rights

Disability > Assistive Technology

Disability > Disability Access and Accommodation

Disability > Disabled children, and disabled adults who can't work: Social Security and SSI benefits

Disability > Education Rights

Disability > Estate Planning

Disability > Interdiction

Disability > Medical Benefits

Disability > Mental Health & Developmental Disability

Disability > Other Discrimination

Disability > Power of Attorney

Employment > Disability Access and Accommodation

Employment > Job Discrimination

Employment > Losing Your Job: Fired, Laid Off or Quit

Employment > Wage Claims

Family & Children > Interdiction

Government Benefits > Disabled and wants to work

Government Benefits > Disabled children, and disabled adults who can't work: Social Security and SSI benefits

Health > Control Over Health Care Decisions

Health > Getting help for your child

Health > Getting help with mental illness

Health > Help with prescription drugs

Health > Interdiction

Health > Living Wills

Health > Long Term Care

Health > Power of Attorney

Health > Seniors & People With Disabilities

Housing > Housing Discrimination

Housing > Public Housing

Housing > Subsidized Housing (Section 8)

Schools > Discipline

Schools > Special Education

Seniors > Elder Abuse

Seniors > Interdiction

Seniors > Living Wills

Seniors > Long Term Care & Nursing Homes

Seniors > Power of Attorney

Wills & Life Planning > Interdiction

Wills & Life Planning > Living Wills

Wills & Life Planning > Power of Attorney

Youth Rights > Harassment & Discrimination

Youth Rights > Juvenile Delinquency System

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