Beginning January 1, 2023, all licensed hospitals and healthcare providers in Louisiana must provide emergency contraception to victims of a sexually-oriented criminal offense on request. (Act 513 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session)
If you have been abused and are in need of support, Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) may be able to provide help and counseling. Visit their website at RAINN.org or call their 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.
If you are looking for support, counseling, or shelter, there are organizations that may be able to assist you.
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) offers non-judgmental, confidential counseling and legal services to individuals and families affected by sexual trauma at no cost. You can reach them 24 hours a day at 1-855-435-STAR.
The Metro Center for Women and Families provides emergency shelter, medical assistance, and legal help for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They can be reached 24 hours a day at 504-837-5400.
The New Orleans Family Justice Center may also be able to help you. You can reach them 24 hours a day at 504-866-9554.
Ywca Family Violence Program Hotline/Crisis: 318-222-2117 Toll Free #: (800)338-6536