Welcome to Options Foundation

Options Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing options for mentally ill adults. Options Foundation was organized in 1994 opening their first HUD Independent Living Project in 1999, offering 20 two-bedroom apartments serving forty individuals. Options further expanded and currently serves over 100 mentally ill adults.

The variety of housing options include Louisiana State licensed group homes and multiple independent living facilities with supportive services.

Our Mission

Options Foundation's mission

Options Foundation is a non-profit agency that specializes in providing housing for homeless, mentally ill adults.

The primary mission of Options Foundation is to provide quality housing for persons with severe, chronic mental illness. We provide a caring atmosphere that enables our residents to build a life in a safe environment that stresses independence, responsibility and self-sufficiency within the community.

If you would like to help support our mission, and continue to improve Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas by donating, please Read more.

Housing Application

Our facilities serve homeless males and females needing room, board, personal care and supervision due to their mental disorder and who desire training in basic life skills to become self- sufficient. Options Foundation offers independent, with some supportive services. Residents are able to share an apartment with individual rooms. Our facility has Residents that have successfuly lived independently since our opening in 1998. Our environment supports healthy management of Mental Health Systems within the community.

In order to apply for admission, please fill out the Housing application. Read more about options foundation

Latest News & Events | January 2020

Diet and Mental Health: The Evidence to Date

Although diet can influence mental health and cognitive function, evidence of benefit for many specific diets is actually quite weak, a new review suggests. In the "most up-to-date overview of the new field of nutritional psychiatry," investigators with the Nutrition Network of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) found strong evidence that following a ketogenic diet of high fat and low carbohydrates may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy. They also confirmed that the Mediterranean diet guards against depression and anxiety...

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