Families Helping Families
Peer to Peer Support Power of the Parent Advocacy Educational Supports Home and Community Based Services

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event. Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event is a family friendly fundraiser that has been adapted to raise awareness and support for Families Helping Families Region 7. We are a local nonprofit that helps to meet the needs of many who (reside in Region 7) have special needs and/or disabilities. Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event has numerous free activities for your enjoyment including: carnival style games, face painting, bouncy houses, popcorn, food sampling, Thanksgiving Meal Giveaways, and more. 10 families in attendance will be blessed with a complete Thanksgiving Meal.

Other activities include: $1 Raffle Tickets, Items for purchase ($1-$10), and 5K Event (Run or Walk).

To register for the 5K Event: go to Sportspectrum (6970 Fern Ave Shreveport, LA 71105) or online via www.sportspectrumusa.com.

All donations for the 5K Event can be made online via Crowdwise.

For more information, please contact Families Helping Families Region 7 at 318-226-4541 or visit our website www.fhfregion7.com.

Services
In the Community
Support Groups
Helpful Resources
Our services evolve from the voice of our families and are sensitive to the diverse and changing needs of our communities. All of our services and programs are FREE.
We are a community that loves and support families that have family members with a disability. We come together to have Softball Benefits, attend Disability Rights Rally and be a voice in our community.
Families Helping Families Region 7 has compiled a list of support groups throughout our region that are ready and willing to serve you.
LaTEACH (Louisiana Together Educating ALL Children) is an initiative of the
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. It is one of many organizations in Louisiana that is dedicated to providing services for individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are


Families Helping Families Region 7 is a non-profit family resource center.  We are a group of families who, through our own experiences, promote peer support and advocacy and are committed to alleviating hardships of other families who have members with disabilities or special needs. The term, "special needs", includes physical, mental, emotional, behavioral and/or academic issues.

Families Helping Families Region 7 is affiliated with the Statewide Family Resource Network which has established family-directed centers in every region of Louisiana.  These centers are unique because they are directed and staffed by parents and family members of individuals with disabilities or special needs.

Families Helping Families Region 7 is a family directed resource center for families who have children with disabilities or special needs, adults with disabilities or special needs and professionals.

Families Helping Families Region 7 staff are available to answer questions and provide support.

 

Mission
Families Helping Families Region 7 mission is to provide information and referral, education and training and peer to peer support to individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families.
Vision
Families Helping Families Region 7 vision is to strengthen, support, and empower individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families.