Coalition on Human Services holds its September meeting

Published 10:55 am Friday, October 1, 2021

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The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its September meeting at ADAPT in Bogalusa.

The program was provided by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) by managing attorney Paula Charles, and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) team members Camilla Kinsey and Tiffany Whitley. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) fights for fairness for vulnerable people. They provide free, civil legal aid to low-income people in six offices, across 22 parishes throughout southeast Louisiana.

Washington Parish residents are served by the Covington Office, which is housed in the ADAPT Franklinton Office, each Monday. October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. According to Charles, there has been a rise in domestic violence cases. SLLS can help in getting temporary restraining orders, protective orders and an array of additional services.

Those in attendance included Rusty Fornea, Ginger Champagne, Glory Davis, Leslie Holmes, Rhonda Gunnell, Paula Charles, Mike Ingram, Tiffany Whitley, Camilla Kinsey, Regina Meyerchick, Sarah Scanlon, Karen Sullivan, Mike Ingram, Jennifer Johnson, Toni Staton and Katasha August.

The next scheduled meeting for WPCHS will be on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 a.m. at ADAPT, located at 222 Memphis St. in Bogalusa. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.