Who We Are
Raising a child with a disability or living with a disability can be overwhelming for many. Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana is here to help you not be so overwhelmed. Our trained, experienced staff are parents or family members of individuals with disabilities or individuals with disabilities themselves. They have walked in your shoes and dedicated to helping you navigate the service delivery systems we all often depend on in order to get the services and supports our loved ones need.
Let us be your “one-stop shop” for all things disability related!
Serving individuals with any type of disability, any age, and their families
All services are free of charge!
Families Helping Families SWLA is the only family directed resource center in Southwest Louisiana. Families Helping Families SWLA is a unique agency that can answer specific questions about disabilities from our own personal experiences and lend a supportive and helping hand to families living with disability issues. Only at FHF SWLA can one get information from another parent or individual with a disability that has accessed the SAME services and learned firsthand how to navigate the many different service systems.
We serve over 2000 families each year who are seeking information and referral about specific disabilities and services in the community, education advocacy assistance, systems change advocacy assistance, peer support and other specifics related to various disabilities.
Why Attend A Families Helping Families Workshop?
We are Families Helping Families. . . It’s Who We Are. . . It’s What We Do!
Programs Manager, LaCAN Team Member, Education Support Specialist
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority, Developmental Disabilities Division Information & Support Coordinator
Education Support Specialist
Community Resource Specialist
Louchine “China” Guillory
Early Steps Community Outreach Specialist, Information & Referral
Education Support Specialist, Resources Information Support to Empower Facilitator
Information and Referral Assistant