The Bureau of Family Health
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:
- Tips for accessing services
- Peer and emotional support
- Referrals to medical and support services
- Connections to other parents with children and youth with special health care needs
FRC staff can provide information directly to families or talk to providers to help figure out what resources would be the most beneficial for their patients.
Non-English-speaking families can text their name, preferred language, and date/time that they are available between 8 am-4:30 pm to (504) 214-1785. Someone will respond in their preferred language.
Phone: (504) 896-1340 (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm)