Families Helping Families
Disability Rights Day 2016 Peer to Peer Support Power of the Parent Advocacy Educational Supports Home and Community Based 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.
   Congratulations to our Executive Director, Chanel Jackson

Way to go Chanel!! We are so proud of you!!

Forty young professionals under the age of 40 were honored at the 9th annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Initiative Gala December 5, 2015 at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Hundreds of professionals showed up in support of this year's 40 Under 40 honorees. The event drew a crowd of more than 575 guests.

The 2015 40 Under 40 class represents a very diverse group that not only excels in the workplace, but makes a valuable impact on our community through philanthropic involvement. YPI was honored to celebrate the accomplishments of these 40 talented, innovative and dynamic young professionals with this prestigious award."

Outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public, private or non-profit sectors are nominated annually. Winners are chosen based on achievement, experience and innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement.

40 Under 40's presenting sponsor is The Forum. The Times is YPI's corporate sponsor for the year.

Special Thanks to those who attended and participated in our Dash For disABILITIES 5K Run/Walk

We are passionate about providing activities that promote inclusive participation within the community. In order to host such an event we needed the support of our community. Together we are changing lives and building a stronger community for all.

Photo Gallery of Dash For disABILITIES 5K Run/Walk

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.

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.
Families Helping Families Region 7 vision is to strengthen, support, and empower individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families.