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Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana has been incorporated since January, 1992. We serve the area of Region V which includes the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes. FHF SWLA’s core services include information and referral, education and training and peer support. We are a 501©3 organization that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 51% individuals with disabilities or family members and other interested community members.

Our mission is to enable and empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing information, referral, education, training, peer support and advocacy skills.  Our vision is that all individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to attend school, live, work and play in their own community

FHF SWLA coordinates and collaborates with several agencies statewide. We are also part of a statewide network of ten Families Helping Families Centers. The program staff of FHF SWLA are all family members or individuals with disabilities. Our staff includes an executive director, 1 support staff, and 8 program staff who put a face on 9 programs at our agency. Programs of our agency provide over 50 training and support opportunities each year. We work with individuals with any kind of special need (mental, physical, emotional, or educational). We offer a resource lending library, quarterly email newsletter, research on disability related topics, information and referral, education and training and peer support and advocacy skills training.

Families Helping Families SWLA is the only family directed resource center in Southwest Louisiana. Families Helping Families SWLA is a unique agency that can answer specific questions about disabilities from our own personal experiences and lend a supportive and helping hand to families living with disability issues.

Only at FHF SWLA can one get information from another parent or individual with a disability that has accessed the SAME services and learned firsthand how to navigate the many different service systems.

We serve over 2000 families each year who are seeking information and referral about specific disabilities and services in the community, education advocacy assistance, systems change advocacy assistance, peer support and other specifics related to various disabilities.

We are Families Helping Families….It’s Who We Are…It’s What We Do!



Click here to register for the webinar - Extended School Year (ESY) Services - Summer IEP Services!
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us for the webinar - Procedural Safeguards: Do You Know Your Rights?
Extended School Year (ESY) Services - Summer IEP Services - Did you know that data collected during the holidays often determine if your child will qualify for ESY Services?  This training provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities including how children qualify and why in many circumstances the school uses the holiday breaks in determining if a child will qualify for ESY.
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Note:  This webinar is in the evening time! - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y9xo7rss
Click here to download the online webinar event flyer!
To access or participate in the online webinar you need to have the "GoToWebinar" app on your smartphone, ipad, tablet, or just use your desktop/laptop computer!
"GoToWebinar" app can be downloaded for FREE from google play store or itunes app store.
If you have questions on how to access or how you can participate in this online webinar contact Wallace at (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558.


Limited Space Available! -- Register Today!
Each session is limited to 50 attendees.
Click on link for the session you wish to register for in the flyer below!