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

2022 Board of Directors

Michael Hankins, Chair
Jennifer Istre, Vice Chair
Megan Hartman, Secretary
Owen Thompson, Treasurer
Caitlin Guillory, Immediate Past Chair

Emily Ashworth
Ann Barilleaux
Jenny Bono
Donald Brinkman
E.T. Browning
Travis Furs
Karen Harrell
Emily McDaniel

Elizabeth McLaughlin
Gene Pittman
Nora Popillion
Randy Roach

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