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We have had the honor to serve the disability community in the Greater Northshore for many years.
There is credence to the desire to want to help others especially when we ourselves have struggled with not knowing the answers to questions in times of hope and distress.
Northshore Families Helping Families. It’s who we are. It’s what we do.
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NFHF Executive Director
Katie became the Executive Director at Northshore Families Helping Families in March of 2017 after teaching Special Education in Tangipahoa Parish for the past 10 years and numerous years of advocating for her son Connor and others at the Louisiana State Capitol. She and her husband are raising their three boys on their quiet country farm in Amite, Louisiana.
She says her favorite part of working for NFHF is “Connecting with the families, hearing their stories, helping them navigate the treacherous waters of the disability service delivery system, and just being a shoulder they can lean on when they need support.” Katie has brought many new ideas to NFHF and has started numerous initiatives to bring about awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities on the Northshore. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
It's Who We Are. It's What We Do.
Without the help of this organization, I would never have been able to get my son's IEP or BIP properly established or followed up!
I encourage all who can to attend as many of the workshops offered by Northshore Families Helping Families as possible!
I am a retired Special Education teacher and I know the importance of families being formed and educated when it comes be being an effective advocate for their children.
The Rohrbacker Family
Families Helping Families helped me numerous times with how to handle my child's IEP.
They were always kind and helpful and gave me the tools to get my child what he needed to succeed. Thank you so much. I highly recommend their services.
The Riche Family
When our daughter recently received her epilepsy diagnosis, it was wonderful to talk to people at Northshore Families Helping Families who had gone through what we had.
To hear "we understand" and to feel that we were not alone was more than comforting! Thank you, Northshore Families Helping Families.
The Schexnayder Family!
When we starting the process of getting our son into school, his diagnosis of autism could have presented obstacles.
The education specialists at Northshore Families Helping Families helped us understand the IEP Process and let us know where to look for additional help!
The Johnstone Family
After my daughter passed due to her developmental disabilities, Northshore Families Helping Families was there to help find families who could use the supplies.
They were kind, comforting and helped reduce the stress at such a tough time in my life.
Knowing the expenses families with fragile children deal with on a daily basis, I know that Northshore Families Helping Families found the right families to share one last gift from my daughter.
The Durham Family