The Extra Mile is a statewide network of professional staff and volunteers dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of life for all persons served by public human service agencies. Since 1991, these non-profit organizations have helped persons served by
the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority,
Metropolitan Human Services District, Florida Parishes Human Services District, and the State Offices of Mental Health, Public Health, Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Disorders. We also work with a wide array of community partners who support persons with human services needs. The Extra Mile
programs across the state provide education, support, advocacy, and/or monetary assistance to fill needs as determined by individual
The Extra Mile secures community resources for
those who receive public human and social services. These resources include the
time and talent of many dedicated volunteers and donors working together to provide clothing, food, merchandise, in kind services from individuals and businesses, support for individuals and families, community education,
advocacy and cash.