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


We offer hope through counseling by experienced therapists who provide professional mental health services for children and their families in difficult situations. Whether at a child’s home or in our clinic, therapy sessions are family-oriented and research-based to ensure the highest quality care. Counseling Services are provided in 48 parishes in Northern and South-Central Louisiana and 7 counties in Central Mississippi. Additionally, Medication Management services are provided at The Hope Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. The reasons children may need counseling services include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavior Issues (at home, school, or community)
  • Suicide Risk
  • Family Conflict and Crisis
  • Anger or Violence
  • Trauma (including abuse and neglect)
  • Running Away
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Health Issues


We believe that education is the first step towards prevention. Along with providing educational components throughout counseling sessions and other programs, we also offer free educational trainings to schools, churches, or other groups in the communities we serve. Programs that provide educational opportunities include:

  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana
  • Counseling Services
  • Medication Management


Our trained staff and volunteers aim to prevent juvenile incarceration and recidivism and provide services for neglected and abused children. We work in collaboration with law enforcement, the court system, the Department of Children & Family Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice to offer preventative services through the following programs:

  • Family Support & Youth Transition
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NELA