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



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

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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


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.

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Latest News

Behavioral Health Fair

Behavioral Health Fair

The Acadiana Regional Advisory Council’s Behavioral Health Fair will be taking place at Acadiana Area Human Services District’s Lafayette location (302 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506) from 10 AM – 2 PM… More info

Mental Health Supports

Free live Webinar on Tuesday May 30, 2023 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  More Info

LA FASD Summit

Saturday, June 17th at 10:15 AM

Sensor Friendly Science!

In partnership with the Autism Society of Acadiana, UL Lafayette Science Museum will host families, kids and individuals with special sensory needs for a morning at the museum.

Accomodations vs Modifications

Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs.  More Info

How to write ambitious IEP Goals

Join us as we discuss some tips to help you focus on making your child’s IEP as complete as possible to ensure good outcomes. More Info

LA Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs Survey

The purpose of this survey is hear from Louisiana youth & young adults, ages 14 – 21 years of age, about how Families Helping Families Centers across Louisiana can support youth and provide programming opportunities where available. More Info

Getting to Know Families Helping Families!

Join us for a presentation to get to know more about Families Helping Families Centers and how they service communities across Louisiana.

You can WIN a $50 Gift Card!!!

Your Name Will Be Entered Into A Drawing Each Time You Register And Complete Any Training/Workshop/Webinar. Drawing Will Be Held In June 2023.

We're Here to Help!

Does your child have special health care needs? Do you care for someone with a disability? Need help with the school system?…More Info

Planning for Adulthood

Planning for Adulthood: Your High School IEP Questions Answered – You have likely been thinking about and planning for the transition process from high school to adult life for you…

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Self Direction

For those who utilize self direction, here is the updated Self Direction Manual from OCDD:  Download Here

#3 Dylan Crews Challenges You to Donate to Families Helping Families

Dylan Crews, Outfielder for LSU Baseball, joined forces with the Network of Families Helping Families Centers to Support Kids with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs.  For every home run he hits during the 2023 season, he will personally donate $100 to Families Helping Families.  For every home run his teammates hit during the 2023 season, his family will personally donate $100 to Families Helping Families. More Info: