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

2016 Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event

We, the Families Helping Families Region 7 Board and Staff, would like to thank each of you for partnering with us for our 2016 Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event which was held November 12, 2016 in the Red River District Downtown Shreveport. Words truly cannot express our gratitude for your generosity and support. Through your generous giving (via donations, being a registered race participant, prayers, volunteerism, etc.), you ministered hope and love to the hearts of so many families within the disabled & special needs community. May you continue to sow into the lives of others in any way that you feel led to. Together, we can truly change the world by first positively impacting our community.

Congratulations to all of our Dash for disABILITIES 5K and Champions of Hope FREE ½ Mile Fun Run winners!!

Great job!!!

We would like to extend a special thank you to our community partners: AETNA, Albertsons, Appli-K’s, Boomtown Casino, Mr. Charlie Williams, Byrd High School Beta Club, Camp Minden Cadet Volunteers, Coca-Cola, Ivan Smith Furniture, Midway Missionary Baptist Church #2 Youth Department, Mrs. Lisa Jackson & her team, Ms. Martinis Stephens, Ms. Rita Upchurch, Northwestern State University Shreveport Campus Student Nurses Association, Raising Cane’s, Senator Ryan Gatti, Stephanie Lambert – Realtor Coldwell Banker Gosslee, Team RWB, Word of Life Center, and all who contributed in any way. Your bounteousness guaranteed the success of our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event!! All proceeds from our Dash for disABILITIES 5K Event will provide inclusion activities for those who have disabilities and/or special needs.

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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.
LaCAN (Louisiana Council's Advocacy Network) goal is to support individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes. 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.