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Ekhaya Youth Project is a Family Support Organization dedicated to empowering families and youth experiencing emotional and behaviorial health challenges.

As a family-run, youth-centered organization, we believe that every person facing a mental illness can effectively manage their lives if given the appropriate resources and support.

Our mission is to develop comprehensive prevention services by collaborating with local providers to deliver compassionate quality care to those affected by mental health challenges.

Ekhaya employs Youth and Parent Support Specialists that have first-hand experience with mental challenges and matches specialists with parents, care givers and youth to help them navigate these challenges.


Specialists provide:

  • Direct peer / parent support
  • Youth mentoring
  • Education
  • Life skills training
  • Advocacy services

Coordinated System of Care:

  • An approach offered, through the LA Behavioral Health Partnership, to youth (age 0-21) who are at risk of out of home placement.
  • Services and support are provided with the goal of assisting children and youth in remaining in or returning to their home.
  • Services are provided through Wraparound Agencies and the Statewide Family Support Organization in the Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria regions of Louisiana.

To request a referral, contact Magellan Health Services at 1-800-424-4399.


Ekhaya Youth Project is the Magellan contracted Statewide Family Support Organization for the Coordinated System of Care through the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership.