Family & Youth Counseling Agency (Family & Youth), an award winning organization, was established as a nonprofit organization in 1970. It is our mission to provide affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to advocacy, counseling and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana and in communities we are called to serve. 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.

  • Licensed by the State of Louisiana
  • Certified by the Standards for Excellence Institute
  • Received Quality Council’s Achievement Award
  • Agency of the Year and a member of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
  • Member of the Autism Society of America
  • Member of the National CASA Association
  • Member of the National Children’s Alliance
  • Member of the International EAPA
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider by NBCC
  • A United Way Agency

2024 Board of Directors

Jennifer Istre, Chair
Megan Hartman, Vice Chair
Michelle Jordan, Secretary
Travis Furs, Treasurer
Michael Hankins, Immediate Past Chair

Ann Barrileaux
E.T. Browning
Lorena Ceasar
Owen Clauton
Lawrence David
Marty DeRouen
Caitlin Guillory
Sol Haliburton
Karen Harrell
Jeremy Istre

Blake Lumpkin
Emily McDaniel
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Mariel Molina
Gene Pittman
Nora Popillion
Owen Thompson

Julio R. Galan, President & CEO
Theresa Barnatt, Legal Counsel