NEW ORLEANS, LA – Metropolitan Human Services District has received a $740 thousand grant for the Louisiana State Opioid Response (LaSOR) program from the Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Behavioral Health. This funding will allow MHSD to enhance existing statewide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services through outreach.
The LaSOR Mobile Outreach Team will consist of a Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Peer Support Specialist, Prevention Specialist, and a Mobile Unit Driver. “As we know, most individuals normally don’t seek help on their own. This award will allow MHSD to meet the people we serve where they are.” Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, MHSD Executive and Medical Director says. She added that one of MHSD’s goals is to constantly be engaged with the community we serve.