All Deserve Advocacy, Prevention & Treatment
Mission: The mission of ADAPT is to unite the community in providing resources and implementing prevention, intervention and post-intervention strategies to address the causal factors that lead to sexual assault, violence, substance abuse and other problem behaviors in Washington Parish.
Purpose: The purpose of ADAPT is to provide a comprehensive center that offers advocacy, prevention and intervention services in the areas of sexual violence, substance abuse, and other problem behaviors of children and adults in Washington Parish. ADAPT strives to empower children, their parents, and other adults by providing knowledge and skills through its many programs and wide array of service. ADAPT stands ready to serve children and adults who are suffering as a result of sexual violence, substance abuse or any other problem behavior. ADAPT encourages our community to strengthen their prevention efforts through collaboration with schools, churches and community organizations.
Goals:1. To prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens by delivering research based prevention programs. 2. To provide child abuse prevention and direct services to victims which includes a variety of programs and services.3. To provide sexual assault prevention and direct services to assault victims which includes: operating a 24/7 crisis hotline; providing hospital and law enforcement victim advocates 24/7; providing sexual assault information, prevention education, professional training, awareness campaigns, inter-agency collaboration, and victim support and counseling.4. To provide prevention and educational services targeting substance abuse.
Washington Parish Drug Take Back Day
Sheriff Randy Seal, Angela Houlemard, Deputy Sheriff Geoff Crowe, and Rusty Fornea are pictured with medication that was collected and removed from circulation at the 2nd Annual Drive By, "Washington Parish Drug Take Back Day," sponsored by Access Health Louisiana in Bogalusa at the Washington Parish Council on Aging. ADAPT, Inc., along with other organizations partnered with Access Health to make the event a huge success. Thirty-two (32) pounds of medication was collected and will be appropriately disposed of.
Prescription Drug Drop Box Project
ADAPT, Inc. joins forces with the Franklinton Police Department to get unused prescription drugs out of circulation. Rusty Fornea, Executive Director for ADAPT, presented Police Chief Justin Brown with a Prescription Drop Box to be housed at the Franklinton Police Department. The Drop Box project aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Too often prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands which can be dangerous and tragic. It is strongly advised to dispose of medications that are no longer needed. Any citizen may drop off prescription drugs during regular operation hours at the Franklinton Police Department. This project was supported by Florida Parishes Human Service Authority (FPHSA) and Drug Free Communities (DFC).
School Leaders Receive Training
ADAPT, Inc. Receives Program of the Year Award
ADAPT, Inc. Partners with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
ADAPT, INC Partners with Area Agencies to Provide Lifesaving Narcan
Mike Hollywood on behalf of the Bogalusa Fire Department receives Narcan from Rhonda Gunnell at ADAPT. Narcan nasal spray contains naloxone hydrochloride. When administered it blocks or reverses the effects of opioid overdose, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Narcan nasal spray can save lives when used in an emergency situation to treat an opioid overdose. Mike Hollywood, BFD, receives the Narcan from Rhonda Gunnell, ADAPT. The Narcan was provided by ADAPT, Inc. in collaboration with Florida Parishes Human Services Authority.
For more information on Narcan, contact ADAPT at 985-735-0160.
ADAPT Partners With Believe Performing Arts
Find out more about substance abuse and misuse
Sexual Assault Center Opens New Location in Franklinton
Schools Benefit From Partnership for Success
Fall Survey Coming Soon
WP Youth Coalition Featured in National CADCA Publication
Washington Parish Youth Coalition has been featured on the cover of the national CADCA December newsletter. This national recognition is a prestigious accomplishment. LaDerrick Smith is featured on pages 10-11 for his continued work across the nation. We are making a difference in our community and nationally. To read more, click the newsletter on the left.
LA Opioid Action Summit
Rusty Fornea and LaDarrick Smith co-present along with Generation RX at the LA Opioid Action Summit at The Harbor Center in Slidell, LA.
Rusty Fornea, ADAPT CEO, presents at the Louisiana Opioid Action Summit along with LaDarrick Smith. Opioids are a serious issue in our communities. It was good to see local, state, federal agencies and professionals so involved in working towards prevention and treatment
Serving Our Community
Riverside Medical Center Tailgate - WPYC members educating the community on the dangers of drug use.
Bogalusa High School, Franklinton High School and Varnado High School Washington Parish Youth Coalition members at work bringing awareness to students, faculties and parents.
Washington Parish Free Fair
Washington Parish Youth Coalition members, sponsors, and the ADAPT team making an impact at the Washington Parish Free Fair by educating the community on addiction. We are changing Washington Parish one event at a time. Contact us for more information.
Interested in learning the truth about opiate addiction?
"You can’t maintain an opiate addiction and a normal life for very long ." Dr. Bassam
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
LaDerrik Smith, CADCA Youth Trainer, represented Washington Parish's Youth Coalition in Grapevine, Texas as part of CADCA's 18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute. Smith, along with fellow attendees, share their thoughts and stories.
ADAPT, INC, a non-profit organization, offers sexual assault and domestic violence services, personal and pre-employment drug screens, individual or group counseling and a variety of prevention programs for the betterment of our community. ADAPT, INC offers a variety of prevention programs for the betterment of the community and educates on the use of underage drinking, non medical prescription drug abuse and opioid use. ADAPT, INC is a Louisiana Partnerships for Success partner.