Who we are
Northshore Families Helping Families is a family-driven resource center that serves the greater Northshore area. In 1989, the Louisiana legislature enacted the Community and Family Support Act in response to a grassroots effort by parents seeking resources for their children with disabilities. In 1992-1993, Families Helping Families resource centers opened around the state.
The centers are unique to Louisiana. Every staff member in our office has a family member with a disability, or is a self-advocate. In addition, a majority of our board members must have a family member with a disability. We serve individuals with disabilities throughout the lifespan, from initial diagnosis through adulthood.
Every child and adult with a disability has a family. We understand that the family as a whole is important, and that each family member is impacted by the needs of the family member with a disability. We work to address the health of each family member and the family unit. Because of our own life experiences, we understand the challenges a family faces and are committed to reaching out to other families with similar experiences.
Sue Ellen Stewart