NOTICE: Our Board of Directors Meetings will meet on the Third Tuesday of Each month at 5:30 PM.


Sharing what we do with the Community!

Sharing what we do with the Community!

  Our Executive Director, Katie Corkern, shared what we do to serve individuals with disabilities…

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The Power of Parents

The Power of Parents

When I brought my son Connor home from his month long hospital stay as a…

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It’s been said that the happiest people are not those who get more, but rather those who give more!

At Northshore Families Helping Families, we have opportunities galore for you to give more of your time! If you are interested, click the button below and join us on the Volunteer Team!


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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Gaynelle Franklin

Inclusive Education Specialist

Gaynelle has been with NFHF for 2 years. Before joining the NFHF family she taught Special Education for nearly 40 years in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes. She enjoys “being on the other side of the table” and helping families of children with disabilities navigate the school system. Gaynelle works with parents and schools in Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes.

Saturday September 23, 2017

Rohrbacker family received help on their IEP from Northshore Families Helping FamiliesWithout 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

Riche family helped with IEP by Northshore Families Helping FamiliesFamilies 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

Northshore Families Helping Families helps family dealing with epilepsyWhen 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!

Northshore Families Helping Families helped with education resources for IEPWhen 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

Northshore Families Helping Families helped to rehome medical suppliesAfter 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