Central Louisiana Division


Evergreen Life Services of Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve, provide for and champion individuals with disabilities.

Evergreen’s Central Louisiana division began operations in 1987 in Pineville. Through the services listed below, the Central Louisiana division serves a total of 137 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Alexandria, Pineville, and Leesville.


Community and Group Homes

Evergreen runs homes that serve between six and eight people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The emphasis is upon active treatment designed to help individuals become more independent. These services are provided in a normal home environment. People in these homes receive training in activities of daily living to prepare them for independent living or participation in a less restrictive environment.

Supported Independent Living

Supported Living services provide supports and services unique to the needs of each individual in a community home environment. Individuals are in their own homes or apartments. In this program, 24-hour direct support staff are provided to ensure all individuals are safe, happy, and able to enjoy all the freedoms of an independent lifestyle.

Respite Care Services
The love, service, and support provided by family caregivers can be physically and emotionally draining. To help these loved ones relax and recharge, Evergreen provides a variety of respite care services. In most situations, an Evergreen member comes into the home for a set number of hours or days—even overnight.

Family Support

Provides services on a long-term basis that are geared for either children or adults with developmental disabilities who live with their families, and involves an individualized system of supports based on family and individual in a variety of adaptive skills.

Personal Assistance

Our personal assistance services make it possible for individuals to live with their families or non-related caregivers, but still be independent. These services are provided on an as needed basis when caregivers are unable to give to the individuals the level of care they need, due to work or other circumstances. Depending on each person’s needs, these services may include bathing, dressing, and meal preparations—plus essential household chores, budget management, appointment scheduling and follow-through, and interpersonal and social skills development.

Supported Employment

Supported Employment programs are provided to ensure all individuals who want to work have an opportunity. We strive to assist people with disabilities locate real work for competitive wages. Evergreen staff are trained as effective job coaches and provide assistance that facilitates the individual to thrive and be a productive contributor to the work force. The goal of Supported Employment is to provide a solid skill set to our individuals, so that they may someday be able to work independently.

Vocational and Pre-Vocational Training

Provides opportunities for people to develop work and functional life skills. Day services provide a place outside the home for individuals with all types of disabilities to be active, socialize with their peers and receive needed health and personal care services.

Central Louisiana Division
920 Main St.
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: 318 445 4470

Doug Ryland, M.Ed
Executive Director

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