The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office “Help Me Home,” created in cooperation with the St. Bernard Autism Awareness Krewe, is a voluntary enrollment program for adults, parents, and/or caregivers of individuals in St. Bernard Parish who have various mental or physical challenges including but not limited to diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s.
The program is designed to provide first responders with critical information about the individual’s intellectual or physical condition in the event they ever need assistance and/or are unable to communicate effectively on their own.
“The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office’s mission has always been to keep St. Bernard residents and those within our parish safe,” Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “This program is a reflection of that commitment and our awareness of those individuals most vulnerable in our community.”
Caregivers can register their loved ones for the program by completing the online registration form.
For more information about the program, contact St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, Detective Sgt. Jeff Vega, Help Me Home program administrator, at [email protected] at (504) 278-7657, or visit the St. Bernard Autism Awareness Krewe at stbautismkrewe.org.