Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is a state funded local governance entity with the vision of enhancing the availability of services and supports leading to a satisfying and productive life for persons with addictions, developmental disabilities, and mental illnesses.
FPHSA was established during the 2003 Louisiana Legislative session under House Bill 954. Upon passage by the Legislature, House Bill 954 became Act 594 of the 2003 Legislative session.
FPHSA was created to pool funding dollars in the areas of addictive disorders, developmental disabilities, and mental health services and to bring spending and operational decisions down to the local level. FPHSA’s geographical service area includes the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington.
The Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors representing the five-parish area. FPHSA, through its Board, directs the operation and management of community-based programs.