From a press release

Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) in partnership with St. Bernard parish, will host MHSD Family Day on Saturday, August 12 at 11am. This FREE, outdoor event will take place at the Aycock Barn located at 409 Aycock St., Arabi, LA.
As the local lead agency for mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/development disability services, MHSD hopes that this community event will introduce MHSD services to families of St. Bernard parish and bring families together from all parts of the tri-parish area.
“MHSD Family Day gives us the opportunity to bring residents and community partners together in a fun way, to raise awareness about some serious issues related to mental illness, addiction and disabilities that affect our families daily,” says Executive and Medical Director, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham. She added, “We hope this event strengthens families and encourages residents in need to depend on us to help them or their loved one get back on track.”
Local artists, including world-renowned violinist, Michael Ward and Big Al and the Heavyweights, will provide entertainment. Partnering agencies will be available with resources, including a school supply table just in time for the new school year. The event will feature food from local vendors and plenty of family fun activities, including a rock-climbing wall and face painting.
Metropolitan Human Services District is the local lead agency for mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/development disability services. MHSD provides community-based services for all ages in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes through agency clinics and community partners. State and Federal funding are the primary resources for MHSD. For more
information, visit or call 504-568-3130.