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Greater Baton Rouge:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

  • Permanent Supportive Housing

    • LA Balance of State Continuum of Care

    • Partners in Health and Housing

    • Start Up

    • LA Permanent Supportive Housing Service Provider

  • ESG Homeless Prevention 

  • Community Psychiatric Supports and Services / Psychosocial Rehabilitation

  • Psychiatric Medication Management

  • Coordinated Entry and Street Outreach

  • One Stop Center Front Desk and Campus Navigation

  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families


811 Permanent Supportive Housing

811 Permanent Supportive Housing


Northeast LA 
Permanent Supportive Housing

Natchitoches and Sabine 
Coordinated Entry


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Jaraski White is originally from Eunice, LA. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he studied Arts & Humanities. He earned his Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern University, a Master’s degree in Applied Research, Measurement and Evaluation from Louisiana State University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his certification in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2009, state certification in Special Education and School Counseling in 2011 and 2014 respectively, and ultimately a license in Professional Counseling in 2018. In addition, Jaraski is a certified educational leader (k-12 school principal) in the State of Louisiana. Jaraski has a particular interest in the care of students, and adults with advanced mental health concerns. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, maintaining his rose garden, running a small business and traveling the world to experience fine wonders.

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Jena Ourso is currently the Team Lead 2 in PSH at Start Corporation in Baton Rouge, La.  Jena graduated from Nicholls State University with her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Jena continued her education at LSU obtaining her Master's in Social Work with a Gerontology certification. She currently holds a full certification in A-CRA, an evidence-based substance use program.  Jena has previously worked as a therapist in community-based state and federal organizations. She also worked as a care coordinator and a crisis assessor for local hospitals. Jena has conducted various community and clinician workshops including, “Working with LGBTQ+ youth in Schools and Culturally Competent Practice with LGBTQ+ individuals.” Jena is currently an ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) facilitator for Mayor Broome's Healthy City Initiative. In Jena's free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her wife and son as well as their cat, dog and 2 chickens! 

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Kevin Drayton is a Team Lead with the Start Corporation Permanent Supportive Housing project in Northeast Louisiana. He began work with Start Corporation specializing in Disaster Rapid Rehousing, and was responsible for assisting March 2016 flood victims and their families with housing stabilization, Kevin is a college graduate, and has more than 36 years of professional level work experience in Federal, State and Municipal government. He has worked in Federal and State agencies as a Department Head, Wraparound Services, and Non-Profit Continuum of Care agencies in Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. His current work involves identifying HUD eligible chronically homeless persons with disabling conditions, and assisting them with securing permanent housing with case management supports, utilizing the HUD housing first model.