A Lafayette non-profit is facing financial hardships and is struggling to keep its doors open.
The Family Tree opened in 1979 and offers education and counseling services to families at little to no cost. The agency lost it's main source of federal funding and heavily depends on grants.
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A home used by veterans is literally falling apart. Members of St. Martinville's Veterans of Foreign War's branch said they are worried about losing it all together.
Since 1996 the house has served as home base to St. Martinville veterans, including Bryan Lasseigne, who once served in Desert Storm.... more »
Non-profits in Acadiana are having a hard time making financial ends meet. Hearts of Hope Development Director, Stephen Wright, said he sees more and more people come to his office looking for help every year. He says the unfortunate thing is as the demand is growing, funds are decreasing. "Health... more »
The Healing House knows the importance of making memories with loved ones.
Acadiana Karate Owner, Stacey Knight Mejia, said "it's an organization for people going through the grieving process."
That's why more than 20 local businesses, like Acadiana Karate, are helping families make those memories possible.
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ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - To resuscitate the economic well-being of this city, the SMILE Community Action Center is trying to open avenues to education, housing and employment. Nakeisha Pierce, who has worked with SMILE since January, said the center recently launched two new initiatives the Family Mentoring Program and... more »
he Nonprofit, Rebuilding Acadiana Together , is hoping to rebuild Lafayette one home at a time. Volunteers spent their day at 731 Arthur St. in Lafayette repairing an ageing home.
Jodee Ware, the executive director of Rebuilding Acadiana Together , said the homeowner
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Girard Park was taken over today by more than 10,000 Komen supporters. All with the same mission…to raise awareness about breast cancer.
"I was told that I did and I've been doing well ever since,” Sharen Comeaux said. “I went through chemo, radiation and continued... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Twenty-three nonprofit organizations that received funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government this year will receive funding again in the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins November 1. The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 6 to 3 Tuesday to approve funding for all agencies for a total of $452,723. The... more »