Meet Our Charities
The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society.
Animal Rescue Foundation
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana’s (ARF-LA) mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process. All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption. We have one main ARFanage kennel and a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes.
Boys & girls club
Children's Museum of Acadiana
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana (CMA) is a hands-on participatory museum serving children and their families, schools, and community organizations by providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.
Hearts of Hope
Hearts of Hope, formerly Stuller Place, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that responds daily to those affected by the trauma of sexual violence in our community by providing education, advocacy and empowerment services and programs. With the help of law enforcement, the criminal justice system and healthcare professionals, our services are available to the Acadiana area of Louisiana: Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.
Hospice of Acadiana
Hospice care in the U.S. began as a grassroots movement to provide care at home for terminally ill patients.The perception is that by electing hospice, the patient is giving up, and that end of life is imminent. However, the full benefit of hospice services come long before the end of life. We often hear, “We wish we had called hospice sooner.”
Jacobs Crouch Foundation
The seed of The Family Tree was planted in 1979 for a nonprofit agency designed to help parents create stronger families. The Junior League of Lafayette initiated research and funding to begin the agency located on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Strengthening families in order to build a stronger community was one of The Family Tree’s initial goals. Believing that negative behaviors (and ultimately cycles) can be broken, agency staff began working with the family unit by offering them tools for parenting.
First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.