It is a hard road to walk. Families Helping Families makes sure you don’t have to walk it on your own. We are dedicated to the individuals with disabilities we serve and their families and have been where you are. We hope you take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and support - both physical and emotional - that we and our families have to offer. Below is a list of our services. Please call or email us for any more information. Weather you’ve just received a diagnosis, or you’ve been walking this road for years, Families Helping Families wants to connect with you and connect you to our community.
Partners with Families Helping Families to provide families of children and youth with special healthcare needs with extra support. FHF works to help children gain independence and integrate into the community through resource linkage services, peer support, education, and training. Their staff includes individuals with disabilities and family members of those with disabilities who are familiar with navigating the systems.
FHF Community Resource Specialists are available to help families connect to resources and services that can help them. They have the knowledge and skills to work families of children with special health care needs. Community Resource Specialists can help you and your child by providing:
Provides families of children who are receiving EarlySteps services with the information, training, and support they need to be an active participant in the delivery of EarlySteps services to their child. This program also assists them in accessing community resources for their family. Additionally, the EarlySteps program markets to potential and established referral sources, participants, and the community at large.
Educational Support Specialist use resources, workshops, presentations as well as one-on-one support to empower parents to become effective advocates for their children receiving special education services. Our core beliefs is, Inclusive Education is the education of all students in the least restrictive environment and community settings to ensure full and valued membership in society.
For more information about educating children in an inclusive and safe environment, call or email us and we’ll be happy to guide you through the Inclusive Education process!
For more info call (318) 361-0487.
Through donations from parents, FHF maintains a storage building with various pieces of equipment commonly used by individuals with disabilities. Families may borrow what they need at no cost.
Provides support to families; provides information to families on their child’s health care challenges and on navigating the health care financing maze. We attend health fairs to reach the public creating awareness of programs and services that are offered in the community. We also provide trainings on services and resources available to families and on how to advocate for better health care services in our state.
The Friday Focus offers individuals with developmental disabilities and adults who are out of high school the opportunity to participate in fun community-based activities which promote independence, productivity, and inclusion.
Northeast Delta Human Service Authority, NEDHSA is the single point of entry into the developmental disabilities system and oversees public and private residential services and additional services for those who have a developmental disability.
The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council's mission is to lead and promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Louisiana Council's Advocacy Network, LaCAN, furthers this mission by advocating for policies and systems that support inclusion everywhere people learn, work, live and play. LaCAN advocates for service systems that support children and adults with disabilities to live in their own homes and be fully-included and participating members of their local schools and communities.
Parents want to speak to other parents that have “been there and done that”. Our trained, knowledgeable staff consists of parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. They are here to provide you with the support you need.
The Adult Opportunity Clubs are for adults with developmental disabilities regardless of their reading ability. Participants meet weekly for an hour at Joe Muggs Coffee Shop inside Books a Million and discuss a chapter of the book the group is currently reading.