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The Human Services Authority Unveils The Grand Opening Of New Prevention Center

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (HSA) is a local governing entity under the Department of Health that provides a safety net of services for those that suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental issues.

Over the past few years, HSA has steadily been growing while serving the community, which has opened the door for more and more opportunities. This month, they are excited to announce one of these new opportunities: the grand-opening of the new Prevention and Wellness Center on Monday, November 25

At the center's ribbon-cutting that day, guests will be able to not only check out the new facility, but also, talk with the staff about HSA and what the prevention program does. These issues will be addressed in open seminars lead by staff on opiod outreach, underage drinking on colleges campuses, trauma care, and more. 

Dr. Avius Carroll, the services director of the new Prevention and Wellness Center, believes that the community was in great need of the center because, "we want to prevent those individuals who typically would not need our services from needing addiction substance abuse and mental health services in the future by our outreach, education, and awareness."

The new center already has plans to reach individuals like this by tackling underage drinking once it officially opens. They will partner with ULM and Delta Community College to hold more frequent seminars about the dangers of drinking, especially for those younger than 21. 

Again, the ribbon-cutting will be Monday, Nov. 25th from 2-3 p.m. at the new center on 2406 Ferrand Street near HSA's Administrative office. Admission to the event is free.

For more information about HSA or The Prevention and Wellness Center, click here.