Children and their families may not have the power or resources to advocate for themselves. We partner with local communities to access available assistance to help families with children receive basic needs, life skills training, family advocacy, and connection to free counseling services. Programs offered that promote advocacy services include:
- Brokers of Hope
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NELA
- Family Support & Youth Transition
Brokers of Hope partners with local communities to help families with children receive basic needs, life skills training, family advocacy, and connection to free counseling services. Our staff helps to identify a family’s strengths and needs, develop a plan of action, and provide resources through the support of volunteers and local partnerships.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana (CAC) serves child victims and of abuse, trafficking, and crisis-related trauma. In collaboration with law enforcement and social services, we provide forensic interviews, medical exams, and support services that help begin the healing process from sexual abuse, physical abuse, human trafficking, or witness to violent crimes.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children in foster care by being the eyes and ears for the court system which helps determine the best options for safe, permanent homes.