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Support Groups

Families Helping Families Region 7 has compiled a list of support groups throughout our region that are ready and willing to serve you.

To recommend support groups that would be beneficial to our families, please contact us at
(318) 226-4541 or 1-877-226-4541.

Please contact the support groups for more information:

(Commitment to Autism Research, Education and Support Group)
For more information: Melissa Harris at (318) 543-0403

Families Helping Families Region 7 Parent Support Group 
Where: Varies
When: Every third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
For more information: Contact Monica Stampley at (318) 226-4541
Support group for parents, families, or caregivers of children with special needs/disabilities.

Families Helping Families Region 7 Hanging With Friends Socialization Group
For more information: Contact Mary Russell at (318) 226-4541 or email her at
Hanging with friends is for self-advocates 18 years or older looking to socialization and make new friends.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 
Sponsor: Caddo Council On Aging
1700 Buckner Street, Suite 240
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 676-7900
Where: Myrtle B. Pickering Senior Center
4017 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA
For more information: Rhonda Howard or Ernell Brown at (318) 632-2080
If you are raising your grandchild and would like to network with others in the same situation, please contact us.

New Horizons Independent Living Center
Group: Men’s Support Group – for men with disabilities
Group Contact Person:  Mitch Iddins

Group: Women’s Support Group – for women with disabilities
Group Contact Person:  Jackie Parson

Group: Spinal Cord Injury Support group
Group Contact Person:  Mitch Iddins or Scott Wells

Group: Low Vision Support Group – for women with disabilities
Group Contact Person:  Jackie Parson

For more information: Group Contact Person can be reached at (318)671-8131

Northwest Louisiana Autism Chapter
For more information: Contact them at (318) 658-5272 or email them at

Shreveport-Bossier Ostomy Support Group
Where: Schumpert Medical Center – Ryan room
When: Every second Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

ThinkFirst Brain Injury Support Groups
Where: LifeCare Hospital
9320 Linwood Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71106
When: Every first Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
For more information: Contact ThinkFirst at (318) 226-0066
Survivors of brain injury, there families and friends, medical professionals and other interested parties may attend.

Up With Downs
Where: Willis Knighton Pierremont – 2nd floor conference room
8001 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115
When: Every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
For more information: (318) 797-8575

Where Are We?

2620 Centenary Boulevard
Building 2 – Suite 250
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

318-226-4541 or
318-226-4518 Fax