FHF of Acadiana, is a non-profit resource center organized and directed by family members of individuals with disabilities.

Programs

Programs

Information & Referral, Education & Training, Peer to Peer Support and other programs.

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Resources

Resources

A list of important resources!

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Parishes We Serve

Parishes We Serve

Families Helping Families of Acadiana is one of ten 501©3 non-profit resource centers located throughout the state of Louisiana.

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Our Mission

TO ASSIST AND STRENGTHEN INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH A COORDINATED NETWORK OF RESOURCES, SERVICES AND SUPPORTS.

Families Helping Families of Acadiana is one of ten 501©3 non-profit resource centers located throughout the state of Louisiana.
Our corporation was organized as a family-directed resource center based on the principals of Louisiana Act 378 of 1989 for individuals with disabilities and their families.
We believe that providing support services through our programs will educate, strengthen and empower families and individuals who are at an increased risk for family breakdown.
We are parents that have gone through what you’re going through, the individual that lives with a disability every day and the family that that is continuously trying to figure out what is best for our child or children.
We’ve been “in your shoes”!
Since its inception, Families Helping Families has served thousands of families in the Region IV area through 3 areas of services: Information & Referral, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Educational Services and Training.

Click Here to see which parishes we provide services to:

Latest News

Parent Support Program

Learning that your child has a disability or special health care need is scary – Families Helping Families of Acadiana’s Acadiana Parent Connection is here to help! With our Parent Support Program, parents who contact us for support are matched with a “veteran” parent—someone who most often has a child with a similar disability…

Community Input

There are 3 options for you to attend and let your voice be heard! This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to share your concerns, issues, and experiences with LaCAN and the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council for consideration for their 2025 Legislative Advocacy agenda!

Hurricane Checklist

Hurricane season has officially started 🌀 Don’t wait until there’s a storm in the Gulf to prepare.
Be sure to keep these tips in mind:
🔵Plan for special medical needs
🔵Communicate with your healthcare provider
🔵Notify caregivers and support network
🔵Maintain a sufficient supply of medications
🔵Arrange for backup power
🔵Plan to evacuate if advised
🔵Pack essential supplies
🔵Protect medical equipment
🔵Keep sufficient documentation

Sun Bucks

If your child got P-EBT benefits, you might be wondering about #SUNBucks. Heads up: SUN Bucks is a different program…

Summer Meal Boxes

Summer Meal Box Program. Please spread the word and take advantage of this opportunity.
REGISTRATION FOR WEEK 1 IS DUE TOMORROW.

Coffee Shop

Will It Be YOUR Coffee Shop???
**Let us know if you would like us to visit your coffee shop** Email Us:  info@fhfacadiana.org

Train Unique Summer Program

Summer is a make or break time for our athletes! Every year, we see those who join us for the summer get healthy, active, strong, and improve their nutrition and social skills!

LA Literacy Summer Tour

There’s still time to register for our 3rd annual summer literacy tour kicking off this month! Led by our literacy and ELA teams, these professional learning workshops are open to all teachers and school and system leaders…

List: Summer Camps around Acadiana

As a parent, you may be looking for a way to keep your kiddo(s) busy and taken care of, all while having fun, and summer camps are a great way to ensure all of those things!

First Responder Training

**Upcoming Inclusive Safety Expo Featuring First Responder and Community Safety Training Event**
Share/Tag your local: PD, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Dept., EMT, Nurse, SRO, Paramedic, Security Personnel or any first responders you know!

Action Alert #17

SB313 has progressed through the legislative process and will be heard for the final time on the House Floor.
⭐️Your Representative needs your input!

We're Hiring!

We currently have a Program Monitor position open at our Lafayette parish location ❤️⚜️
Click the link below to see the open position descriptions and to fill out an application if interested/qualified:

Special Education Parental Involvement Survey

Our special education parental involvement survey is open now through July 31. Each year we survey parents of children with disabilities who receive special education services. We use this information to enhance family involvement and improve services and results for children with disabilities.