The Center for Children & Families remains operational during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are committed to the safety of our staff as well as the continued care of our clients. We are currently implementing telehealth options that will allow us to safely continue to provide services.
•As of Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the Novare Foundation will formally begin to maintain and upkeep the community garden originally planted by The Center for Children and Families divisional program “The Delta Initiative.” We will continue to offer exceptional therapeutic and advocacy services to Winnsboro as well as Franklin Parish that includes in-home family services and crisis intervention. CFCF has been a part of the Winnsboro-area for almost two decades offering hope to children and families with services that include advocacy, counseling, education and prevention.
The new non-profit organization, The Novare Foundation, is headed up by Dr. Andrew Dodson with the intent to continue the gardening work of “The Delta Initiative,” a community project that over the past three years has focused on helping at-risk children find a successful path in life. The community garden in Winnsboro was created to represent the growth and transformation that has happened in the Franklin Parish community as a result of the project.
• The Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana has been awarded accreditation by National Children's Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.
The Center for Children and Families does not deny services based on a client’s ability to pay. In the event that payment through the Healthy Louisiana Initiative or other funding source is not possible, arrangements for services to be provided on a sliding fee scale can be made through an application. The Center for Children and Families does not discriminate or deny service on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or marital status.