In 2003, the Louisiana Legislature directed the Department of Social Services (currently Children & Family Services) to develop Louisiana Neighborhood Place.
Louisiana's first Neighborhood Place opened in Sabine Parish in June 2009.
The Mahalia Jackson early Childhood & Family Learning Center is the latest Neighborhood Place to open. Located in New Orleans at 240 Jackson Avenue this center provides a variety of services to Central City.
Sabine Parish Neighborhood Place, located in Many and Zwolle, provides a one-stop shop for state services. Together with the Sabine Parish School System and the community, the State departments of Education, Health and Hospitals, Children & Family Services, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and the Office of Juvenile Justice partnered to work together to provide services for Sabine Parish in two accessible locations.
Before Neighborhood Place, families had to travel to different locations to apply for the services they needed. State agencies were unable to coordinate and plan in order to meet the needs of the client, and application process was lengthy and inefficient.
At Neighborhood Place-South in Many and Neighborhood Place-North in Zwolle, Sabine Parish residents receive customer-friendly and convenient community-oriented services that enable them to apply for the services they need for themselves and their families all under one roof.
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