United Houma Nation

Community Programs are those services and initiatives that are either lead by nonUHN partners, but serving tribal citizens or are typically lead by volunteer efforts in the community.  The majority of these programs are housed at the UHN Houma Office.  The Community Programs Department is also the location of new and emerging programs that may be time limited.  Current programs available are listed below

INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL OF LOUISIANA - Native Workforce Investment Act Funding and Assistance

The Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana offers employment and training services to American Indian people throughout the state.  Programs are available for youth and adults in the below categories.  Some services are limited based upon income and employment status.

  • Job search and placement
  • Classroom training assistance
  • On-the-job training
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Supportive services

For more information about the Inter-Tribal Council and the qualifications required to receive assistance, please contact one of their staff members below.

Executive Director
Kevin Billiot: kbilliot@itcla.com

Administrative Assistant/Finance
Loretta Gilbert: lgilbert@itcla.com

Job Developer
Lora Ann Chaisson: lchaisson@itcla.com

Field Service Representative
Melissa Verdin: mverdin@itcla.com

Main Office

991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg. #2
Houma, LA  70363
Tel: (985) 851-5408
Fax: (985) 851-7716

Diabetes Registry

The Association of American Indian Physicians partnered with the UHN in developing a program intended to reduce the complications of diabetes among adult tribal members.  This project was designed to empower tribal citizens and assist in reducing the rates of American Indians diagnosed with diabetes and American Indians who die as a result of diabetes.  This project ultimately led to the UHN Wellness Center currently operated.

 

The program continues to maintains a registry of tribal citizens and/or their family members who are living with Type II diabetes.  The registry assists the staff with contacting and distributing diabetes specific information to tribal citizens living with this disease. If you are a tribal citizen living with type II diabetes or are diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to get involved in this program, please complete the below form to enroll.

* Required














Type 1
Type 2
Pre-Diabetes

Mail
Phone
E-Mail

Male
Female

0-2 years
3-5 years
6-10 years
Over 10 years

Yes
pills
Yes
insulin
Yes
pills and insulin
No



Yes
No
Doesn't matter
Unsure


Hospital
Doctor's Office
Outpatient Diabetes Clinic or Center
Other



Hospital
Doctor's Office
Outpatient Diabetes Clinic or Center
Other




Private doctor/hospital
State Hospital
Community Clinic
None of the above
Other

Private insurance (independent or through work)
Medicaid
Medicare
VA
COBRA
None
Affordable Care Act Plan
Other



For more information, please contact:

Main Office

991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg. #2
Houma, LA  70363
Tel: (985) 223-3093



Youth Development

Tribal youth interested in becoming involved in a new, exciting UHN youth services program should complete the attached application for enrollment in UHN youth services.  Currently the youth efforts include the following programs:

  • UHN Youth Council for ages 12-18 enrolled in school
  • Cultural excursions and exploration day events, field trips, etc.
  • Higher education preparation and career exploration
  • Tribal ID project (video and archiving living resources - elders)
  • Our latest effort youth sports initiatives!

Below is the strategic plan for the UHN Youth Council and an overview of the Tribal ID Project:

  • UHN Youth Council Strategic Plan
  • Tribal ID Project Overview
  • Volunteers are always welcome; however, the UHN has a strict policy of conducting background checks with the Louisiana State Police prior to anyone working one-on-one with tribal youth as part of the UHN's Youth Services Programs.  

    For more information, please contact:

    Director
    Lanor Curole: lanor.curole@unitedhoumanation.org

    Administrative Assistant
    Bette Billiot: bette.billiot@unitedhoumanation.org

    Main Office

    991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg. #2
    Houma, LA  70363
    Tel: (985) 223-3093