• Covid-19

    We're still here for you! For the safety of and concern for the families we support (many of whom are in this high risk category), the Families Helping Families of Acadiana office will not YET provide face-to-face support, but are here to help in so many other ways:

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  • Education & Training

    Workshops and trainings are coordinated and presented on topics relevant to the issues facing persons with disabilities and their families.

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  • Advocacy Group

    A statewide grassroots network of individuals and organizations designed to promotes appropriate education and supports individuals...

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  • Peer to Peer

    Our trained, knowledgeable staff are parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. They are here to provide you with the support you need.

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Programs

A system of resources has been developed to provide up-to-date, detailed information on disabilities.

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Resources

A list of important resources available.

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We are open for business but closed to visitors.

We want to ensure our families that we are available to assist them, but we are following the recommended precautions and limiting in person contact to staff only. Our staff WILL be working doing this time period – we can assist by phone, email, or Zoom (if requested), to ensure you receive the information and referral, education, advocacy, and peer-to-peer support you need. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend any meetings or events at this time. FHF of Acadiana will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you and your family stay safe during this time.

Phone: (337) 984-3458
Toll-free Phone: (855) 984-3458
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We miss seeing everyone in person. We look forward to hearing from you, in whichever other format you prefer, to help and support you and your family, until we can see each other again, face-to-face.

Our Mission

To assist and strengthen individuals with disabilities and their families through a coordinated network of resources, services and supports.

Upcoming Events

Survey

Survey

Are you the parent of a child with a special health care need? If so, we need your input! Families Helping Families of Acadiana and the Bureau of Family Health have entered into a partnership to support the families of children and youth with special health care needs living in Region 4 (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes). ..

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P-EBT Info and Application

P-EBT Info and Application

Louisiana families have one more week to apply for financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-20 due to the pandemic....

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Execptional Dads

Execptional Dads

Exceptional Dads is a support group where Fathers can share their thoughts, personal experiences, unique challenges and connect with other fathers. Please Register:

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LA Dept. of Ed.

LA Dept. of Ed.

LDOE providing back to school resources for students with disabilities

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Masks Available

Masks Available

Thanks to the generosity of the Governor’s Office, Families Helping Families of Acadiana received face masks to provide free of charge to our families in our community...

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LA LEND Program

LA LEND Program

The LA LEND Program is seeking Mentor Families for the Acadiana program. For the 20-21 program year, LSUHSC is partnering with ULL in hosting a satellite LA LEND program. LA LEND is seeking to recruit families that may be interested in participating as a Family Mentor for trainees in Lafayette. . What is LA LEND?...

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LA Believes

LA Believes

The Louisiana Department of Education releases school re-opening guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. The guidelines are listed by Phases 1-3 and note that local leadership will "make decisions based on the unique needs in their community."

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Summer 2020