The Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department is inviting area grandparents who are either raising or assisting in rearing their grandchildren, to come out to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group.  This is a great way to get useful information for a variety services and resources, like parenting classes or help with at risk youth and much more,

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This special support group is also an outlet for grandparents to talk, meet, share their ideas and experiences with others, who face many of the same challenges of raising their grandchildren,

Area grandparents are urged to join in on the support group meeting on Thursday (June 25). The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Allen P. August Multi-Purpose Annex, located on 2000 Moeling Street in Lake Charles.  
Ms. Kay Vanchiere, a Community Engagement Coordinator, will lead the group and speak on the following topics:
  • Parenting classes
  • Inter-agency Service Coordination for children at risk of being kicked out of school
  • Children’s Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment services for children with emotional behavioral disorders (ADHD) included
  • Volunteer opportunities for children that meet school requirements
For more info, please contact Adele Mart at 337-721-4040 ext. 5079 or send an email to