Day habilitation services are activities that we offer to participants outside of their home that help them learn new skills to improve their life. Examples include hygiene skills, people skills, money skills, and more.
Pre-vocational services are activities that help participants learn about different jobs and what they need to know before going to work. Participants may learn how to follow directions, solve problems, and stay safe at work.
Support Employment services are the ways we help participants keep their job! Once participants have a job, we help them by making sure they have what they need to succeed at work. We may retrain participants in areas related to their job, make sure they are treated fairly, make sure they like their job, and more.
Transitional services are for participants who are still in school and wish to retain structure and community for the summer. We work with participants on previously mastered skills so that they can succeed when they return to school.
Community Life Engagement services are the activities and projects we do with the community! Examples include visiting the library, going out to eat, volunteering, going shopping, and more.
The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) is responsible for providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in Louisiana. Before Natchitoches Arc can serve an individual, the participant or someone acting on their behalf must complete an application for Home and Community-Based services through OCDD. For more details on the application process, including how to apply and the face-to-face interview, please contact the following human services district.
Northwest Louisiana Human Services District
Serves Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster parishes.
3018 Old Minden Road, Suite 1211
Bossier City, LA 71112
(318) 741-7455 / 1-800-862-1409
When calling have the following information ready.
Inform the Intake Coordinator that you are seeking services from Natchitoches Arc and would like to begin the application process. Please understand that due to State funding issues, there may be a waiting list and we are unable to provide a start date.
You can find more information regarding OCDD at https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/11
If you need any help with this process, feel free to contact Natchitoches Arc!