Our History

The Acadiana Area Human Services District (AAHSD) was created by the Louisiana State Legislature under the provisions of the Louisiana revised statutes (LSA-RS): R.S. 373 to provide administration, management, and operation of behavioral health (addictive disorders and mental health) and developmental disabilities services to the residents of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes.

Service locations include: Crowley, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas and Ville Platte. AAHSD is governed by a ten-member Board made up of citizens from the seven-parish area. The Board was officially seated in January 2010 and AAHSD began managing/operating services in July 2012.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for the citizens of Acadiana who have behavioral health and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Our Vision

To become the preeminent provider of community-based supports and human services which promote the independence, respect, and inclusion of all citizens dealing with issues of behavioral health and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Our Values

  • Accountability – To be good stewards of our resources and to exceed all contractual, legal, and regulatory requirements in providing services.
  • Transparency – To operate in such a manner as to be above reproach in all of our governance and operational processes.
  • Value – To achieve optimal outcomes by implementing cost-effective, evidence-based practices in a timely manner.

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Acadiana Area Developmental Disabilities

Crowley Behavioral Health Clinic

New Iberia Behavioral Health Clinic

Opelousas Behavioral Health Clinic

Tyler Behavioral Health Clinic

Ville Platte Behavioral Health Clinic

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We provide behavioral health, crisis intervention, substance abuse, intensive outpatient services and developmental disability services.

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