We invite you to join us on October 6, 2016 for a special celebration on behalf of Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana (FHF of SELA). We inaugurate the Champions Award in 2016, to recognize individuals and corporations who have distinguished themselves either through their advocacy, their leadership or their philanthropy. I am delighted to report that our first honorees for this prestigious award were Wade Verges, Principal of W.T. Verges Construction Company and Bambi Polotzola, Executive Director for the Governor’s office of Disability Affairs.
Since 2007, FHF has served thousands of families providing advocacy, support, resources and hands on assistance when needed. FHF of SELA envisions a region where people with disabilities live and are fully included in school, work, and recreational activities. Our mission is to educate and empower individuals with disabilities, their families, professionals, and communities by providing resource, training, and family-to-family support.
Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana is an oasis for families and individuals in a landscape where the social safety net is almost non-existent. With federal and local budget cuts, FHF of SELA, through a small and dedicated staff, has been able to maintain significant programing including a Career Symposium, the PRISM Project (an inclusive performing arts program for children), and school/ hospital crisis intervention services.
FHF of SELA PRISM Project is deeply grateful to Wade Verges for his generous donations that have allowed the program to continue. This Spring, FHF of SELA was able to offer the program to children who would otherwise not realize the benefit of recreational services nor the value of performing arts instruction. Through programs like this, children with disabilities make friends with those that do not---ending the social isolation that is all too familiar to children who are often castigated because of their disability.
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