Raising a child with a disability or living with a disability can be overwhelming for many. Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana is here to help you not be so overwhelmed. Our trained, experienced staff are parents or family members of individuals with disabilities or individuals with disabilities themselves. They have walked in your shoes and dedicated to helping you navigate the service delivery systems we all often depend on in order to get the services and supports our loved ones need.

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.

Let us be your “one-stop shop” for all things disability related!
Serving individuals with any type of disability, any age, and their families

All services are free of charge!

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

Click here to register for Acumen Self-Direction Town Hall Training Session
Note: For parents of children with disabilities & individuals with disabilities who are currently enrolled in Self-Direction!

Click here to register:  https://conta.cc/2DXBLOb
What: Mental Health Resources You Can Use Workshop
When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019  --  Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Families Helping Families of SWLA, 2927 Hodges St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Presented By:
Faith S. Hooks, (BA, MS WFD - Mar. 2019) currently serves as the Community Resource Specialist in the Lake Charles, LA regional headquarters of Choices Coordinated Care Solutions, a non-profit agency that serves youth with Behavioral and Mental Health challenges.  She specializes in educating the community-at-large on services and benefits available for youth and their families with these needs. While constantly networking with other agencies that can assist in improving the quality of life for these youth.

Click here to register for the webinar - Accommodations vs. Modifications - March 26!
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for webinar - Accommodations vs Modifications!
Accommodations vs Modifications Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs. If understood and used correctly, these words can greatly impact the success of a child’s educational program. Get answers to these questions and more: How can accommodations and modifications help my child in the general education classroom?  How are accommodations and modifications included in IEP?  Which accommodations are provided for state testing?  Accommodations and Modifications can be a game changer for your child.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y7r5b582
Click here to download the 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.