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. 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.

  • Licenses 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

2020 Board of Directors

Caitlin Guillory, Chair
Michael Hankins, Vice Chair
Jennifer Istre, Secretary
Donald Brinkman, Treasurer
Owen Thompson, Immediate Past Chair

Kerry Andersen
Emily Ashworth
Jeffrey Brightwell
E.T. Browning
Jamie Chapman
Lisa Guerrero
Gustavo Gutierrez
Leslie Harless
Karen Harrell
Megan Hartman

Lynn Jones
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Julie Miller
Caitlin Morris
Gene Pittman
Nora Popillion
Randy Roach
Vic Salvador
Tammy Truax

Julio R. Galan, President & CEO
Stephen Berniard, Legal Counsel