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Family & Youth (Family & Youth Counseling Agency)

Who We Are

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-comprised of Allen, Beauregard, Jeff Davis, Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes.. 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.

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What We Do

Family and Youth currently manages 7 programs, all geared toward accomplishing its mission of providing affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to advocacy, counseling and education for Southwest Louisiana children, individuals and families.  The programs are:

  • Autism Support Alliance- provides Social; Education & Support; Guidance; Behavior Adjustment & Study; Case Management; Family Resource; as well as Consultation & Training to children and families affected by Autism
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)- provides Court Appointed Advocacy; Case Management; Volunteer Training; Child Abuse Education & Awareness; Court Support; Service Coordination; and Consultation
  • Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) -provides Forensic Practice; Multidisciplinary Team Management; Child Abuse Education & Awareness; Specialized Crisis Intervention; Referral Services; and Information
  • TheShannonCoxCounselingCenter-provides Individual, Couples & Family Counseling; Grief Counseling for Children& their Families; Smart Parenting & Behavior Management Services; Anger Management Education; Training & Professional Development; and Behavior & Mental Consultation
  • Human Services Response Institute- provides Disaster Response; Needs/Resource Coordination; Human Services Coordination; Case Management; Consultation & Training; Policy Development; Plan Development & Management
  • Children and Family Action Network- provides Mission-Based Advocacy Tools; Timely Local, State & National Information on Children/Family Issues; Networking; Teambuilding for Mission-Based Advocacy; Increased Civic Engagement & Participation
  • TheLeadershipCenterfor Youth- provides Leadership Development; Career Exploration; Advocacy and Service Learning training for Youth People inSouthwest Louisiana

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220 Louie Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Fridays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Amy Nyberg
Contact Title: Senior Coordinator - Outreach
Phone: 337.436.9533
Fax: 337.439.9941
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