Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) is one of ten Local Governing Entities (LGE) serving persons with Mental Health Disorders, Addictive Disorders and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Louisiana. Legislated by the State and through its Board of Directors, MHSD is responsible for the operation and management of community-based programs and services for the parishes of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines. In mid-2016, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham was appointed the Executive Director of Metropolitan Human Services District. Under the executive leadership of Dr. Dunham, MHSD established a new district mission and philosophy, implemented the FY2017 MHSD strategic plan, and engaged in district restructuring.
To ensure person-centered supports and services are available and provided to eligible individuals with mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/developmental disabilities in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.
Expanding Our Core, Enhancing Our Partnerships