For the week of July 27 to July 31, 2020
Families Helping Families of SWLA Weekly Update
Families Helping Families of SWLA - COVID-19 Info -

Please note information in this weekly update is subject to change.
51 parishes classified in ‘Red Zone’ in latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury: COVID-19 Testing
Free, mobile testing taking place all week at the Civic Center.
Region V: COVID-19 Testing Sites

Need face mask for your family? - We've Got You Covered!

Thanks to a generous donation from the Office of the Governor - Families Helping Families is providing you and your family with FREE cloth face coverings so that you can do your part and help protect yourself and others. 

Face mask are available on a first come first served basis. Please contact Families Helping Families of SWLA for more information. (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558 or by email at .
SNAP recipients in LA to continue to get additional benefits for sixth consecutive month during pandemic

Did you choose the virtual learning option for your child in Calcasieu Parish?

Find out what the Calcasieu Parish School System is doing different this upcoming school year!

Cameron Parish School Board
delays school return date
**** Please note our School Supply Drive is being held via Zoom this year****

For Parents of students receiving Special Education Services with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attending school in Southwest Louisiana

NOTE: Parents of students with an IEP in Southwest Louisiana after you register for a webinar listed below, we need additional information from you to fill a request for school supplies for your family! Please call the Families Helping Families of SWLA office (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558 so staff can complete your request for school supplies!

FHF SWLA’s School Supply Drive is for families with  a child receiving special education services with an IEP  who are  in need  of  basic  school supplies. In order for your family to meet eligibility requirements to receive school supplies, a parent/guardian must attend at least ONE of the trainings listed below.

You MUST register and attend a webinar below and show proof a CURRENT Individual Education Plan (IEP) before attending a webinar to be eligible to receive your child’s supplies.

  • Fax a copy of the first page of the IEP to Fax 337-436-2578 or,
  • Email a copy of the first page of the IEP to or,
  • Mail a copy of the first page of the current IEP to Families Helping Families of SWLA, 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

We must have proof of a CURRENT IEP before we provide school Supplies!

Please call to ask questions!

To register click on the links on our flyer, call us at (337) 436-2570 ♦ 1-800-894-6558, or email us at .
OSEP Webinar:   Resources and Practices to Support Back to School and Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 for Children with Disabilities.

August 4 from 1:00–2:30 CST

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting the third and final installment of its webinar series on Continuity of Learning during COVID-19. This third webinar in the series will present strategies and considerations for conducting instruction in remote, on-site, and hybrid educational settings. Specifically, this webinar will highlight exemplar resources and practices for teachers, leaders, and other providers to support students with disabilities from Preschool—Grade 12. OSEP Director Laurie VanderPloeg will facilitate the discussion and the panelist question and answer session.

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