Physical Health

Deaf Action Center
Deaf Action Center is a community service program for people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing. Our services include 24-hour interpreting, telephone equipment distribution and a hearing aid program.

Check out our YouTube page for videos in American Sign Language detailing what to do in case of weather-related emergencies like flash floods, tornadoes and hurricanes.

For administrative issues, please call (504) 615-7122.
For interpreters, please call (504) 615-4944 or (504) 482-0961.


Health Guardians
Health Guardians offers an integrated system of intensive medical and behavioral care navigation for high-need patients with chronic physical and mental illnesses. The program incorporates the many health and social services provided by CCANO and our partners to help patients achieve a better quality of life. Patient Navigators work with individuals and their families to map out a complete care plan that leads to improved self-sufficiency in accessing care and managing their diseases.
(504) 310-8751


Marque Medical Emergency Grant
This program provides case management and direct financial assistance (emergency grants) to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to a medical condition faced by a member of the family. Clients come to the program only by way of referral from specific partner agencies which have conducted their own initial screening. Individuals cannot refer themselves to this program.

Padua Community Services

Padua Community Services offer comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities through Padua House Residential Program, Padua Community Homes and Padua Home and Community Services. Care includes residential sites for clients as well as in-home care and adult day health care services.

Padua Community Homes
Padua Community Homes are residential facilities with home-like atmospheres as well as community-based services to developmentally delayed individuals and the elderly. We provide counseling, employment, recreation, and many other services.

Community Homes are located throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans, including Harvey, Gretna, Metairie and Slidell.
(504) 392-0502

Padua Home & Community Based Services
Padua Home & Community Based Services provides in-home care to developmentally delayed individuals in their homes.
(504) 367-1465


Padua House Residential Program
Padua House Residential Program is a residential program for medically fragile children and adults. Clients have been diagnosed with severe to profound physical and developmental disabilities and are non-ambulatory. Active treatment services include 24-hour nursing and custodial care, developmental training, and consultative psychological, physical, occupational, and speech therapies. The Plaquemines Parish School System provides educational programs.
(504) 392-0502


New Directions Adult Day Health Care Center
This Adult Day Health Care Center provides services exclusively to the developmentally disabled population.
(504) 943-9418


Smoking Cessation Trust offers free services to help Louisiana smokers quit – for good!

In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers – members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988.

In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott Class membership today by completing a one-page application for benefits. The application is available online at .

Each person who is approved by the Smoking Cessation Trust as a member of the Scott Class is eligible to receive cessation medications, individual/group cessation counseling, telephone quit-line support and/or intensive cessation support services at no cost. Evidence strongly suggests that utilizing some or all of these cessation support services can increase the success rate of smokers who attempt to stop smoking, and enable them to quit successfully – for good.

Other Important Phone Numbers and Addresses

Class Beneficiary Service Center:
P.O. Box 2430, New Orleans, LA 70176
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

Quit Line- Nurtur Health, Inc.:
24 hours/day, 7 day/week

Quit Line- Quit With Us:
24 hours/day, 7 day/week

Class Beneficiary Certification:
1-855-259-6343 and 504-529-5665
P.O. Box 2430, New Orleans, LA 70176
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

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