Family Preservation Services

Jose Rodriguez, M.D., Medical Director

2637 Edenborn Ave, Suite 302
Metairie, LA 70002
Business: (504) 455-2446
Fax: (504) 455-7626


In Louisiana, Pathways provides services through its wholly owned subsidiary Family Preservation Services.

The mission of Family Preservation Services (FPS) is to maintain individuals in their own homes, strengthen families, and assist children and adults in becoming healthy, contributing members of their communities. FPS began providing services in 1998 in Florida and expanded to Louisiana is 2009. The agency provides a variety of innovative and effective home and community-based services to assist in the support and preservation of families. Our programs share a primary commitment to providing care that builds upon client strengths, responds to client concerns, and utilizes natural support systems and community resources to help clients accomplish their treatment goals. The agency’s core services include In-Home Counseling; Individual, Family and Group Therapy; School-Based Services; Psychiatric Services; Assertive Community Treatment and Mental Health Rehabilitation.

FPS is approved by the State of Louisiana Office of Mental Health to provide Mental Health Rehabilitation Services and Assertive Community Treatment and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

The FPS Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams are designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation and support. Among the services ACT teams provide are: case management, initial and ongoing assessments; psychiatric services; employment and housing assistance; family support and education; substance abuse services; and other services and support critical to an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.

Our goal is to work collaboratively with individuals and families affected by major mental illness and substance use. We strive to empower our consumers to reach their quality of life goals through supportive, independent living. We represent and are committed to providing quality treatment that values individuality, team work, cultural diversity, and community memberships.

The ACT Teams assists individuals who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder NOS, and Bipolar Disorder). These individuals may have had difficulty in the past with traditional, outpatient mental health and psychiatric services, or they may have experienced co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance abuse difficulties, involvement with the legal system, or developmental disabilities.

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Program provides psychiatric services including medication management, individual, group and family counseling, and community support services. Community Support Services are provided to help improve every day skills such as social skills, study habits, making decisions, and other skills individuals may need to do better in school and/or at work.

FPS accepts Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance plans, and private pay.