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Adjusting the Sails Recent Events  Upcoming Events  Family & Youth’s New Commercials 
A Glass Half Full  Identifying and Responding to Community Challenges 
Anticipating the Needs of Our Community  Ann Barilleaux honored by louisianachildren.org

 

 

Adjusting the Sails
by Julio R. Galan, President & CEO

William A. Ward once observed, “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, and the realist adjusts the sails.” For forty six years Family & Youth has been “adjusting the sails” to continually meet the needs of our community.. Read More.

 

Recent Events

 

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    Thank you to our legislators
    for
    joining us for the
    2016 Legislative 
    Breakfast. 

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    Doug & Gay Gehrig, Dr. Stuart &
    Blanche Landry, and G2X Energy
    honored with philanthropy award.

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    Cheniere LNG donated $24,043.00 to
    The Leadership Center and Court
    Appointed Special Advocates.

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    The 18th Annual Connections Count Conference
    was the best year to date! Thanks to our sponsors,
    over 250 individuals attended the conference. 

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    The 4th Annual Derby for Dollars was a huge Success!
    Thanks to our donors and partners, over 600
    individuals joined us for this exciting event!

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A Glass Half Full
By Dr. Candis Carr, Ed.D., LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CEAP, Senior Vice President

As we move deeper into the election season, we find ourselves barraged by a legion of commentators, pundits, bloggers, twitterers, politicians, and prognosticators – all hoping to push us to action. The pitch typically begins with the ever-popular catch phrase, “What’s best for the American people,” and thereafter includes a litany of real and imaginary truths meant to persuade, motivate, and inspire us...read more.

 

Identifying and Responding to Community Challenges
By David Duplechian, Vice President

From 2014 to 2015, the number of children interviewed for allegations of sexual and/or severe physical abuse in the Children’s Advocacy Center of Family & Youth increased from 526 to 655.  From 2013 to 2014 the City of Lake Charles’ overall criminal offenses rose 2.6%, and crimes against persons rose 4.6%…read more.

 

Anticipating the Needs of Our Community
By Erika Simon, Vice President

With the anticipation of the economic growth and industry expansion in Southwest Louisiana comes some questions as to how this growth will affect our community. Of course an industrial expansion brings additional revenue for Southwest Louisiana; this expansion is creating opportunities for thousands of jobs to be brought to our community along with billions of dollars which will boost our economy…read more.

Anne Barilleaux 9993 colorAnn Barilleaux honored as Louisiana CASA board member of the year by louisianachildren. org

Ann Barilleaux, Past President of Family & Youth’s Board of Directors and member of the Court Appointed Special Advocate’s (CASA) Advisory Council is being recognized with the 2015 Louisiana CASA Board Member of the Year “Geaux Blue for Kids” award, presented by Louisianachildren.org… Read More.

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