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O'Brien House

About O'brien House: 

O’Brien House is a halfway house established in 1971 for adult recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. It is named for Paul S. "Pat" O’Brien who spent 53 years of his life working with alcoholics and educating the public to the disease of alcoholism. O’Brien House is dedicated to helping individuals turn their lives around to become healthy contributing members of the community.

MISSION:
The mission of O’Brien House is to help recovering alcoholics and drug addicts develop or restore strength, hope, and stability to their lives so they may return to the community as productive citizens.

At O’Brien House we believe in...............

Caring for each person
O
pen mindedness to others
A
cceptance of the individual
C
onfidentiality among staff and clients
Honesty and sobriety as a way of life
R
espect for each individual
U
nconditional love
S
pirituality and a dependence on a Higher Power

Who we serve............. Recovering Alcoholics and Drug Addicts referred by:

  • Capital Area Center for Addictive Disorders
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Drug Court
  • Baton Rouge Area alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities
  • Private physicians
  • Other person or agencies

O’Brien House is a six month program. We provide support services for clients as they transition from inpatient treatment into independent living. It is our belief that intermediate care services increase the effectiveness of treatment programs for substance abuse and that the percentages of individuals remaining in recovery is increased by living in a structured and protected environment during the first six months of recovery.

In-Residence Services:

  • Housing and Meals
  • Involvement in AA and other 12 Step Programs
  • Personal and Group Counseling
  • Medical Treatment by arrangement with other facilities
  • Employment/ Career Counseling
  • In- House tutoring in basic English and Math skills
  • Preparation for GED classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Smoking Cessation

How we are funded?

  • Capital Area United Way
  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office for Addictive Disorders, Capital Area Human Services District
  • State and Federal Grants, HUD and Emergency Shelter Grants
  • Local Foundations
  • Fees from working clients
  • Private and Corporate Gifts

Physical Address

1220 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Contact Information

(225) 344-6345
obrienhs@bellsouth.net

Directions to Facility:
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Located at 1220 Main Street two blocks north of Florida Street Greyhound Bus Station

From New Orleans:  Take I-10 to I-110 towards Downtown Baton Rouge. Exit ramp on Florida Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp make a left on 10th Street and go down two lights make a right on Main Street. It is the beige brick building with huge glass windows on 2nd floor.

From Lafayette:  Take I-10 east to Baton Rouge. Cross over the Mississippi River Bridge and take I-110 towards Downtown Baton Rouge. Exit ramp on Florida Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp make a left on 10th Street and go down two lights make a right on Main Street. It is 3 blocks down and a beige brick building with huge glass windows on 2nd floor.

From Hammond:  Take I-12 west to Baton Rouge. I-12 runs into I-10 and take I-10 to Baton Rouge towards Downtown. Exit ramp on Florida Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp make a left on 10th Street and go down two lights make a right on Main Street. It is 3 blocks down and a beige brick building with huge glass windows on 2nd floor.

From Alexandria/ Shreveport:  Take I-49 south to Opelousas. Take Highway 190 east to Baton Rouge. Cross over the Mississippi River Bridge and take I-110 south to North Ninth Street Exit. Get off on the North 9th Street exit and go through two lights and make a left on Main Street. It is 3 blocks down and a beige brick building with huge glass windows on the 2nd floor.