To enhance and enrich the quality of life for all persons served by the State of Louisiana by mobilizing people and resources in the community.


We further the community's understanding of the agencies we serve, the services they provide and the needs of the consumers receiving these services. Through a variety of fund development activities and through the donation of goods and services, we help meet the needs of the clients referred by the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.

(L)Tonya Turner-Larry

    Director of The Extra Mile     Region VIII

(R)Yolanda Bias

    Peer Support Specialist

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Funding for The Extra Mile Region VIII is provided through the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA)

The Extra Mile Region VIII


THE EXTRA MILE was founded in 1992 as a private non-profit to serve clients of state agencies.


At that this time we currently serve clients of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.


In addition, THE EXTRA MILE has always had a strong volunteer component. We were originally created to recruit volunteers to serve our state clients, and although the agency has changed and grown tremendously through the years, we have retained this core value; we continue to recruit, train and place volunteers. With the help of our volunteers we provide goods and services that the state agencies are unable to provide.


Volunteering is a wonderful way to enrich the lives of clients and volunteers both. The hands-on experience is often an experience that volunteers never forget. In addition, the lives of the clients helped through volunteers are forever changed. Volunteers have made it possible for families with children in foster care to be reunified. Through their work in the clothing closet, homeless clients have been able to get jobs and houses. Volunteers have helped countless children visit with their non-custodial parents safely. Volunteers are crucial to what we do, and we are so grateful to them.

Information about the Children's Services Health Fair (click here)

Bastrop Peer Support Grand Opening (click here)

The Extra Mile Region VIII

Monroe Peer Support Center

Ruston Peer Support Center


Tonya Turner-Larry

Executive Director

Cynthia Williams

Executive Assistant

Alicese Clinton

Director of Monroe Peer Support Center

Shelly Hunter

Director of Second Beginnings Peer Support Center

Nicole Turner

Director of Bastrop Hope Peer Support Center

Christopher Stone

Supervisor for Peer Support

Vernon Tubbs

Activity Specialist - Ruston

Ashley Brazile

Administrative Assistant

Kristi Goldsberry

Peer Support Specialist

Yolanda Bias

Peer Support Specialist

Monika Scott

Office Assistant

Andrea Davis

Peer Support Specialist

Ernestine Lenoir

Peer Support Specialist

Linda Hawkins

Peer Support Specialist