Capital One donates $250,000 to Flood Relief Fund

Capital One today donated $250,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, one of the largest donations to the fund since it was started earlier this year. The bank, which offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients and has branches across Louisiana and other parts of the country, made the donation to help people impacted by the historic flooding in the region recover as quickly as possible.

Read More
Consultants offer plan for mental health treatment center

In a report issued today, a health consulting firm engaged by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation offers a plan to create a treatment center for East Baton Rouge residents suffering from mental illness and substance abuse problems. Health Management Associates recommends a new nonprofit be formed to establish and run the center, tailoring treatment to residents afflicted with behavioral health disorders.

Read More
EBR Survey: Crime worries down, medical marijuana OK

East Baton Rouge Parish residents are less worried about crime than they were a year ago. They would ride a train to New Orleans and its airport. More of them believe global warming is real and want the government to control emissions. Those are some of the findings in the annual CityStats report, which is produced by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to measure the quality of life in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Read More