Family & Youth Counseling Agency (Family & Youth), an award winning organization, was established as a nonprofit organization in 1970 to provide affordable and professional family services to people in Southwest Louisiana. It is the belief of Family & Youth that all individuals possess the ability to solve their own challenges and live full and healthy lives when support is available. It is the mission of Family & Youth to provide affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to advocacy, counseling and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana. Our effort and commitment to building family values will guarantee a stable and stronger community.
Chair, Buddy Hamic
Vice Chair , Ann Barilleaux
Secretary, Mark Handuel
Treasurer, Paul Pettefer
Immediate Past Chair , Leslie Harless
Lauren de Albuquerque
Phil de Albuquerque
Fr. Alan Trouille
Julio R. Galan, President & CEO
Stephen Berniard, Legal Counsel
Continuing Education Units for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers,
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Drug Addiction Counselors are available.
Family & Youth is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.