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.

Options Foundation recognizes and supports the need for a residential treatment program for mentally ill adults offering an opportunity to receive needed treatment and rehabilitation. The overall purpose of OFI, in providing residential treatment, is to enable individuals to become integrated and productive members of their community.

Options Foundation’s objective is to provide the chronically mentally ill with the resources necessary to improve their situation.

Options currently have four housing programs in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area. Option’s housing facilities have program directors, LPNs, mental health technicians, caseworkers, tenant facilitators and resident managers who work on a daily basis assisting the residents. OFI is currently offering educational/support groups at our housing programs in life skills/job training nutrition/exercise, art therapy and drug abuse


  • Benefits application assistance (Food stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, Veterans Administration)
  • Mental health care technicians and program directors at every facility for support
  • Representative Payee
  • Shopping Assistance
  • Budgeting Assistance
  • Food bank from monthly donations provided for the neighborhoods
  • Assistance with Transporation
  • Clothing bank



Brent A. Nettles

Executive Director
Options Foundation Inc.

Guy W. Oliver

Board Member
GW Oliver Construction

Donnie Jarreau

Board President
Donnie Jarreau Companies

Lauren Reynolds

Board Secretary
Roofing Solutions

Daniel McGlynn

Board Member
McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton

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