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THE FAMILY TREE INFORMATION EDUCATION AND COUNSELING CENTER

The Tree is for everyone.

aka Acadiana Family Tree   |   Lafayette, LA   |  www.acadianafamilytree.org

Mission

The Family Tree is a non-profit center designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families over the life course through education, counseling and information services that are delivered in a professional, accessible, and compassionate manner.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Marie Collins

Main address

1602 W. Pinhook Rd. Suite 100A

Lafayette, LA 70508 USA

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EIN

72-0879405

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Education

The Community Education program comprises of seven core class series. They are offered to the public and utilize professional facilitators to provide parent education. Classes are offered throughout the year and include various topics, including fathering, mothering, co-parenting, divorce and communication techniques. Goals include teaching individuals how to incorporate new skills into their lives and relationships, resulting in improved coping, healthier family systems and improved work performance.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers
Parents
Non-adult children

Healthy Start is an outreach program that uses case management to support at-risk pregnant women and women with children under two years old. During home visits, case managers provide individualized support and much needed resources throughout pregnancy and until baby turns two years old. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of infant deaths in the Acadiana area.

Population(s) Served
Families

TIKES is an early childhood mental health consultation service to child care centers throughout the Acadiana region. Mental health consultants are licensed mental health professionals who work closely with teachers on-site and serve as a resource for child care providers and parents as they foster and enhance children's early development through education, training, identification and intervention. The goal of the early childhood mental health consultation program is to assist all children in achieving healthy behavioral, social and emotional development.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The counseling program is comprised of licensed counselors and/or counselors working towards licensure, who provide assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties. Counselors provide a variety of assistance to individuals, families, step-families, single parents, couples, senior citizens, teens and children ages three and older. Topics include: relationships, parenting challenges, coping with divorce, recovering from a crisis or disaster, coping with grief or loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, and stress and anger management. The goal of counseling is to empower individuals and families in attaining goals, begin the process of hope and healing, and give people the tools they need to overcome adversity and achieve self-improvement.

Population(s) Served
Children of LGBTQ parents
LGBTQ people
Heterosexuals

A parenting education program offered to both male and female incarcerated parents at LPCC. During weekly group sessions, parents learn about the needs of their children and discuss valuable parenting skills. The program also includes bi-weekly visits between parents and their children (ages 3-14), which provides parents the opportunity to build and/or strengthen bonds with their children. Goals include strengthening and supporting parents, improving the parent-child relationship, and reducing the cycle of child abuse and neglect.

Population(s) Served
Families

The Family Tree offers customizable Employee Assistance Programs (“EAP”) scaled to fit your company’s needs. Through an EAP, your employees have access to professional services offered by experienced, trained professionals, aimed at helping them to succeed. The Family Tree offers confidential assessments, counseling, consultations and trainings to help employees who have personal or work-related issues excel in the workplace.

The Family Tree can provide training on a wide variety of topics in a whatever implementation method you determine the best fit for your company – on-site, telephone consultation, or via ZOOM. We want to optimize the time spent to develop your employees so that valuable time is never wasted.

Our EAP is fully customized to meet the needs of your company and employees. While recommendations for one-time trainings or multiple workshops can be made, learning opportunities are best crafted in collaboration with your Human Resources department.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Performance Merit Award 2006

Ways to Work National

Care and Concern for Women and Families Award 2002

Woman's Foundation

Non-Profit Excellence Award 2003

Better Business Bureau

Cornerstone of Service Award 2004

United Way of Acadiana

Financials

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THE FAMILY TREE INFORMATION EDUCATION AND COUNSELING CENTER

Board of directors
as of 03/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Ortte

Person & Ortte Law

Term: 2019 - 2025


Board co-chair

Edward Bienvenu

First National Bank of LA

Term: 2021 - 2024

Mary Jane Bauer

Board of Realtors (Retired)

Debra Crowe

Lexi Baldridge

Iberia Bank

Pam Bonin

DS&F Financial Services, LLC

Irv Esters

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dept. of Counselor Education

Montgomery Gossen

Ahrens Investment Partners

Monique Monteith

Janet Wood

Bank Industry (Retired)

Rebecca Bayless

15th JDC

Katy Svendson

Cydra Wingerter

Lafayette Consolidated Government

Shanea' M. Nelson

Lafayette Consolidated Government

Melanie Shammout

Springhill Suites Lafayette/LBA Hospitality

Joseph Fruge

New York Life

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes