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CAREFREE Counseling

The Extra Mile

  • Community Resource, Social Work, Therapist in Acadiana

The Extra Mile, Region IV, is a private- nonprofit organization, and is Lafayette’s only nonprofit set up by the state to serve state clients.

People ask us all the time, “What do you do?” This is a hard question to answer, because we offer a wide variety of services to a pretty diverse population. To begin with, The Extra Mile holds various contracts to offer services to clients of the Office of Mental Health, the Department of Child and Family Services, the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and The Office of Behavioral Health, which are all state agencies. Each contract is held by a different program that falls under The Extra Mile umbrella. In addition to these contracts, we are constantly trying to identify gaps in services for the people of Acadiana, and to this end we have developed other programs. For example, we have Louisiana’s first supervised visitation and exchange program, Avec Les Enfants. We also have Carefree, pro- bono counseling services to individuals and families who cannot access counseling any other way.

Call 337.237.2090 X 114

Practice Address

525 South Buchanan Street
Lafayette, LA 70501

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    Resource Type(s)

  • Community Resource,
  • Social Work,
  • Therapist,

    Ages Served

  • All Ages

    Payment(s) Accepted

  • No Cost

    Zip Codes

  • 70501


  • Volunteer mental health professionals in the community provide free counseling to individuals who do not meet criteria for the state mental health system and who do not have insurance that allows them to access private therapy. This program focuses on prevention.