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Changing Lives. Every Day. This is what we do. While changing lives – we are also creating memories and receive lovely notes of gratitude and witness many success stories. We hope this page makes you smile as much as it makes us smile every day!

A United Front

As parents we want what’s best for all of our children; while following in the footsteps of our parents whom guided us on the path to educational and behavior success.  After receiving the diagnosis, Oppositional Defiant Disorder for our son, we had no knowledge as to what it specifically entailed. As a mother I feel […]

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January Success Story

Self-Advocacy: A Valuable Skill I’ve Learned

When you have good self-advocacy skills you can have more control and make the life decisions that are best for you. Self-advocacy helps to empower you, to speak-up for yourself and make decisions about your life. I am so thankful  that my family reached out to Families Helping Families of Jefferson to better understand  my […]

Dream Comes Closer to Reality

  Mom’s Letter: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thuy Nguyen and Steven Nguyen, FHF staff at  Children’s Special Health Services – Family Resources Center at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans   In September of 2013, my daughter was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.  Although Tia is cancer-free she is […]

Mom and Daughter

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Navigating the System is No Easy Task

Navigating the System is No Easy Task By: J. Lopez I have been connected with the best agency ever.  I was told this is who you need to call to guide you with all your current needs. You see my son was just diagnosed with autism, a disability I know nothing about. I was told […]

Father becomes stronger advocate for his son!

I called Families Helping Families of Jefferson to speak to an advocate regarding continued barriers that my wife and I were facing regarding the educational placement of our son. Basically I felt like we were getting the run around and needed guidance regarding our son’s educational rights.   I was connected with Bebe Bode.  Bebe […]

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Steven Nguyen

“Was Given a Vision, When There Was None”

My daughter Andrea  was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth. She was referred to EarlySteps for early intervention services. Her therapist from Early Steps referred us to Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) Family Resource Center for health care and other services. We were given information on medical equipment, finding  doctors, and transportation. With the staff’s […]

I Know Where to Turn When I Need Help for My Son with Autism

  By: Sabrina Parker I couldn’t afford to pay for the cost of summer camp for the month of July for my 20 year old son with Autism and didn’t know where to turn. I am a single parent and at times it gets very hard financially, especially during the summer months when my son […]

August Success Story

July 2015 Success Story

I Needed Support and Found it with FHF Staff!

By: Victoria and Kayley Nguyen My name is Victoria Nguyen a parent of two sons and a daughter.  My daughter, Kayley, is diagnosed with epilepsy but it wasn’t until a couple of months after she was born that we found out.    We started noticing that she wasn’t developing like other typical babies.  Her seizures had […]

FHF Staff is Amazingly Helpful and Knowledgeable

By: Jennifer Huber My son Caleb, is considered a medical puzzle and receives Special Education services through Jefferson Parish Public schools. At the risk of sounding cliché, when you first find out that your child is going to need additional supports and services, it feels like trying to paddle a sinking canoe upstream in a […]

Mom and Son happy together

We Needed Help and Found It at FHF

I figured it was just one more place to go to an get turned down. My family needed everything from financial assistance to assistance with education issues. I decided to try one more place -Families Helping Families of Jefferson. I was immediately surprised by the caring staff that provided much needed support to me. She […]

Stressed family in an embrace.

empowered Mom and dauthers.

Thanks FHF for Existing

My daughter is attending a Magnet High School and has dual diagnoses of gifted/ADHD. She has a 504 plan in place for her ADHD. Recently my daughter and I had a 504 meeting with her teachers where it was recommended by both her math and English teachers that she be evaluated for dysgraphia. As I sat in the meeting I felt positive, […]

Bringing Peace Into the Family

Read this touching story about how FHF was able to bring peace into this families life after what seemed like insurmountable obstacles. A True Story About A Real Child and How FHF Helped! By: Anonymous What does autism + bullying -inclusion = My son’s life. I contacted Families Helping Families with concerns about my son […]

Excluded, unhappy child.

Mother and Son finding resouces.

One Mother’s Determination

One mother’s determination for her son with autism to attend college came to fruition due to the support she received from FHF and other community organizations. Success Happens When We All Work Together By: Veolia Hawkins The day has come sooner than I expected it to come. My son Glenn, who happens to have autism, […]