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Foster the Love Louisiana, Inc.

A Support and Resource Center for Foster Families

aka Foster the Love Louisiana   |   Lafayette, LA   |  fosterthelovela.org

Mission

Foster the Love Louisiana exists to be a support and resource center for foster families in Louisiana. We encourage and support foster and adoptive families; to empower and support children, youth and families affected by trauma; and to educate the community on the needs of the foster system.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Mrs. Heather Meylian

Main address

PO Box 53593

Lafayette, LA 70505 USA

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EIN

83-1129256

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Foster Closet

We collect donations of new and gently used clothing, shoes, toys, bedding, furniture and baby equipment and distribute to foster families to meet the needs of foster children in their care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We provide age-appropriate first night bags to newly placed foster children, including but not limited to socks, underwear, pajamas, essential hygiene products, a blanket, and a comforting toy. We also provide meals or restaurant gift cards to families who have received a new child placement.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Financials

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Foster the Love Louisiana, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Bryan Morgan

Foster the Love Louisiana

Term: 2021 - 2023

Bryan Morgan

John Monteleone

Gretchen Cormier

April Guillory

Landry Carbo

Julie LaFleur

John Romero

Tyrone Bufkin

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable