• Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

  • Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare ( FFTCW )

  • Homebuilders Family Preservation

  • Youthbuild

  • Community Psychiatric Supports and Services I Psycho Social Rehabilitation

  • Transitional Living Program

  • New Start for Veterans

    • Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program)

    • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

    • Fresh Start

    • Beautiful Beginnings Shelter

    • La Continuum of Care Rapid Rehousing

    • Starting Over

    • Safe Start I

    • Safe Start II Transitional Starting Point (PSH)

    • Visions II (PSH)

    • Housing Department (8 single room occupancy apartments (SRO),

      • 8 one bedroom apartments

      • 8 three bedroom units

      • HUD 811

      • Taddy Village

      • Larke Village

  • Ryan White Program

  • Federally Qualified Health Center FQHC

    • Primary Care

    • Behavioral Health

    • Dental Services

    • Hepatology

    • PrEP

    • Medicaid Enrollment

  • Coordinated Entry​




Jules Dupont, Jr., MD, has 40 plus years serving patients in South Louisiana as their Internal Medicine Physician. He has been serving as the Medical Director for Start Community Health Center for the past three years. Dr. Dupont has worked for and continues to have admitting privileges at Terrebonne General Hospital. Outside of work Dr. Dupont enjoys fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family.



Dr. Yasin has been practicing Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry in Louisiana for the last 15 years. In addition to his general practice he takes a special interests in Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism and Pediatric patients. Dr. Yasin is also an active contributor to the development of educational materials put out by American Psychiatric Association. In his free time, Dr. Yasin enjoys jogging and spending time with family.

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Sandy is originally from Ohio and went to graduate school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She has retired from the state of Louisiana and has been with StartCorp for four and a half years developing a program for her particular area of interest, Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients with substance abuse disorders. She enjoys her free time with her family and multiple animals.

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Deanne Ledet is originally from Bourg, LA. She went to college at Nicholls State University, where she studied psychology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Nicholls as well and earned her license in 2018. Deanne has a particular interest in the care of adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety and poor self-esteem. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, listening to music, and running.

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Melissa graduated with a Master of Social Work degree in 2007 from Louisiana State University.  She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2011.  Melissa has a passion for working with survivors of trauma and women struggling with perinatal mental health complications.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.

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Bridget Leche, LCSW has been practicing Social Work for the last 23 years.  She has practiced and has experience in Medical Social Work, Home Health, Hospice, Mental Health and in evidence based services with Multi-Systemic Therapy.  Bridget is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Start Corporation Community Health Clinic where she specializes in Substance Abuse Treatment along with Counseling Services in Mental Health.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She also enjoys several different hobbies which includes repurposing furniture, woodworking, sewing and other creative activities. 

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Victoria "Viki" Rodrigue, LPC, NCC has been practicing mental health counseling since 2015. She went to college at Nicholls State University, where she earned a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Viki provides individual counseling to people of all ages and her treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has also taken a special interest in helping children and adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral issues due to past trauma. In her free time, Viki enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog. She also enjoys gardening, arts and crafts, and traveling.



Harry Brown is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and sees patients across
the life span. His zeal for helping people began when he was a paramedic and continued while working
as an Emergency Room RN downtown New Orleans post-Katrina for over 12 years. He received his
undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from Nicholls State University as well as a graduate
degree in Healthcare Management from University of New Orleans. He enjoys spending time with his
family, working out and playing golf.



Alison Bergeron is a lifelong resident of Houma, Louisiana and graduated with a BSN, RN degree from Nicholls State University in 2008 and a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner in May of 2013 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. After graduating with her MSN, FNP, she became a board certified FNP with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Since becoming a FNP in 2013, she has served the Houma community in Cardiology and Family Practice clinics as well as in the Emergency Department at TGMC. She was also the recipient of the Stories from the Heart Award at TGMC. Alison is also a Certified DOT FMCSA Medical Examiner.



Sarah’s objective as a therapist is to empower her clients to utilize their innate ability to make positive changes while helping them identify their strengths, providing insight, options, and moral support. She feels passionate about the work she does and is humbled when clients make her a part of their journey toward healing and happiness. She went to college at Nicholls State University, where she studied Family and Consumer Sciences and earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and her extended family members.

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Jessica G. Davies, LCSW, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Southeastern Louisiana University.  She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University.  She also has a Post-Master’s Certification in Adoption.  She has been practicing social work for 26 years.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, cooking, fishing, gardening, & yoga. 



Kristin Fortier, Family Nurse Practitioner, has been in practice for 12 years working in Primary Care and Obstetrics and is Board Certified. She graduated from Frontier with her masters in nursing. Her role at Start Community Health Center began 2 years ago, where she does Primary Care and is also involved in the Hepatitis-C Treatment Program. She has 2 children and loves to go to Disney World. 



Counselor, was born and raised in Louisiana. Ashley graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration from Nicholls State University. She returned to Nicholls State University in 2011 to obtain her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and graduated with her degree in December 2014. Ashley obtained her license in 2019, and has worked within the region with a diverse community of children with a broad range of diagnoses. Ashley's particular interest of practice is with adolescents with anxiety and depression. Ashley believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as shopping and watching The Office.



Stephany Hillman, Ph.D., MSCP, MP is a Medical Psychologist at START Corp’s Houma office.  Dr. Hillman has thirty plus years serving in various clinical and administrative roles at behavioral health, substance use, and military treatment facilities including inpatient, residential and outpatient care.  Dr. Hillman enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds, ages, and concerns.  She has experience with a diverse group of clients including children, adults, elderly, military, substance abuse, trauma, Autism Spectrum, and LGBTQ.



Celeste L Roger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at START Community Health Center. She attended Nicholls State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. She then attended Tulane University, where she earned her Master of Social Worker Degree. She has been practicing in the mental health field since 2002. Her experience and passion is working with children, adolescents, and teens who present with symptoms and behaviors related to anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. She incorporates and encourages the use of creativity, personal expression, and hands on activities to help her patients explore their emotions, thoughts, identify their strengths, develop self-awareness, cope with stressors and triggers, boost self-esteem and self- confidence, and develop positive social skills. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering and serving our community through nonprofit service organizations and projects, and most importantly, being a mother to her 4 children.



Pamela Dupont, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, has twenty plus years in advanced nursing practice both in family and psychiatric medicine. Mrs. Dupont has worked in many settings from hospital, private outpatient setting, urgent care and Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has been serving patients that suffer with mental illness at Start Community Health Center for the past three years. Mrs. Dupont specializes in chronic disease management, risk reduction and preventative therapies in weight management, diabetes prevention, metabolic syndrome, improving self-esteem and outlook for all ages.



Lisa Mimnagh, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, has several years in advanced nursing practice in psychiatric medicine in the state of Louisiana. Mrs. Mimnagh has worked at Start Community Health Center for the past five years. She also works with the V.A. facility in Southeast Louisiana. Mrs. Mimnagh has extensive telehealth experience that has provided excellent care throughout the past year’s challenges. Outside of work Mrs. Mimnagh enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and gardening.



Jessica Domangue, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Jessica is a 2010 Graduate of LSU School of Social Work where she received her Master's in Social Work.  Jessica has over 10 years of practice and specializes in childhood trauma.  Jessica has certifications in Youth PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and enjoys traveling.



Jacqueline Plaisance is originally from Golden Meadow, LA. She attended Nichols State University as a non-traditional student, where she received her Bachelor of Science from the Department of Family and Consumer Science.  She earned her Master of Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans. Jackie has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 20 years. She worked 16 years in the alternative setting in Terrebonne Parish Schools with children and families. She received the Outstanding School Social Worker of the Year for the state of Louisiana in March 2015. For the last 6 years, she has been working in a clinic setting with adults and adolescents. Jackie has a particular interest in helping others in the community to improve their emotional, mental, and physical health in order to live a more fulfilling life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding horses, and enjoying the outdoors.


Corporate Headquarters

106 School St. | Houma, LA 70360

Main: 985-266-1028

Fax: 985-266-8371


START Community Health Center

235 Civic Center Blvd. | Houma, LA 70360

Main: 985-333-2020

Fax: 985-851-0162


START Community Health Center

420 Magnolia St. | Houma, LA 70360

Main: 985-879-3966

Fax: 985-872-4473



235 Civic Center Blvd.

Houma, LA 70360


Tel. 985-879-3966



Monday - 7:30AM–4:30PM

Tuesday - 7:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM–4:30PM
Thursday - 7:30AM–4:30PM
Friday - 7:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

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