Advocacy Supports

The Advocacy Center is Louisiana's protection and advocacy system. Federal law requires that a protection and advocacy system operate in every state to protect the rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities. The Advocacy Center serves people with disabilities across Louisiana.

Advocacy Center - New Orleans
8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Telephone: (504) 522-2337
or 1-800-960-7705 (Toll Free) Voice/TTY
Fax: (504) 522-5507


The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council's mission is to lead and promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. LADDC envisions a system of services and supports in Louisiana which enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, productive and integrated and included in all facets of community life.

Phone: (225) 342-6804
Toll Free: (800) 450-8108


The Louisiana Council's Advocacy Network (LaCAN) provides information and support to individuals wishing to effectively advocate for systems change in the areas of home and community-based services, education, and employment. LaCAN links lawmakers, individuals with disabilities, and family members to make positive change in systems serving people with disabilities.



The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) strives to serve as an informational resource for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that serve them. GODA was established and designed by the Governor’s Office to adequately educate, address and resolve issues relative to the disability community. It is our goal to promote, encourage and support citizens with disabilities so they may have an equal opportunity to actively participate in all aspects of life.
Phone: 225-219-7550
Toll Free: 844-860-1413


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