History & Culture
The Center for Children and Families is redefining the way children in crisis are being served in communities throughout Louisiana. What began in 1999 as a tiny one-room office has now grown into a thriving, nationally recognized non-profit agency that stands as a beacon of hope for those in crisis situations. Our mission is to promote safe, healthy environments through advocacy, counseling, education, and prevention services.
Community, Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork, Empowerment, and Excellence are the stated core values at The Center for Children and Families. These are the key factors in the long-term success of our agency, and we believe that these core values are present in every employee and are the foundation for our philosophy, culture, and practices.
The Center for Children and Families serves 48 parishes in Northern and South-Central Louisiana and 7 counties in Central Mississippi to redefine how children are being served. Our mission is to promote safe, healthy environments that serve children and families through our six programs:
- Brokers of Hope
- The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana
- Counseling Services
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Northeast Louisiana
- Family Support & Youth Transition
- Medication Management
The Center for Children and Families has offices in both Louisiana and Mississippi to serve you. Our headquarters office is in Monroe, Louisiana. We also have office locations in Crowley and Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as in Clinton, Mississippi. Check out the regional office nearest you for more information about available programs and services in your area.