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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.

 


 

 

2014 Disability Rights Rally

 

Over 350 of individuals with disabilities, their families, and advocates from across the state of Louisiana convened in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol on March 19, 2014 in an effort to urge lawmakers to keep funding for waiver slots in the budget and to restore funding for other programs that help people with developmental disabilities live in their own homes. Please enjoy the video below.

 

 

 

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.