Local Support Organizations- Acadiana

In difficult times, we all need support. These local organizations can help:

Aylee's Angels

Aylee’s Angels is a nonprofit organization based in Lafayette, LA that provides keepsakes and bereavement boxes to families that experience the loss of a child. Their purpose and passion is filling the arms of families that face unimaginable loss.

WANT TO DONATE A WEDDING DRESS to be made into beautiful baby burial gowns?  Contact Aylee’s Angels! 

Contact Information:

ayleesangels@gmail.com • 337-277-3035 • ayleesangels.com

Companions Along the Journey

Companions Along the Journey is a bereavement support group for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. Any experience of loss including suicide, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, adoption placements and abortion. Your privacy and confidentiality will be observed.

Meeting Times
Second Thursday of each month
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Peter & Paul in Scott
(Church Hall Room #1)
Contact: Carla Oliver (337) 654-8917

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Providing gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner to families who are suffering the loss of an infant.

Heartstrings and Angel Wings

Heartstrings & Angel Wings is a non-profit charity organization which provides clothing and other handmade items for babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The items aid in comforting the babies and uplift the spirits of the baby’s family members

Healing House

The mission of Healing House is to provide support and education for grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana community.

Guardian Angel Memorial Site

The Guardian Angel Memorial site is located at Rotary Point in Lafayette. Rotary Point is located on West Bayou Parkway approximately one mile down from South College. It provides a quiet location for your consolation and reflection.

Hospice of Acadiana

Phone: (800) 738-2226
Provides free grief counseling in either an individual or group setting. Hospice of Acadiana is a local organization of compassionate, well-trained professionals, support staff, and volunteers who provide a comprehensive program of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction to persons with life-threatening conditions and their families. When Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. was established in 1983, one of the guiding principles was a pledge to accept all medically eligible patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Since that time, they have dedicated themselves to compassionate care for the dying as a form of community ministry rather than as a business and have set quality of care, not financial reward, as the ultimate measure of success.


Offers information to individuals, families, and government agencies on on a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs; and where gaps in services may be.

RescYou Group

The RescYou Group provides financial aid for end of life expenses and offer emotional support for families who have suffered the loss of a child from one year of age to seventeen years old (or currently enrolled in high school) in the Acadiana area of Louisiana.

Savannah Smiles

Phone: (985) 690-7444
Savannah Smiles primary mission is to reach out to parents who have experienced the untimely death of their child. They provide financial and emotional support for those on this difficult road. Savannah Smiles strives to be an outreach for the Slidell, LA community first, then go wherever God leads them.

Angel Gowns by Diane

The mission of Angel Gowns by Diane is to provide, at no cost to the family, burial gowns and other garments for families who have suffered the loss of a child before, during, or shortly after birth.
To do this we will seek out donations of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and other formal wear in suitable condition to be disassembled and the resulting material used to create angel gowns.

Blessing Box

The mission of the Blessing Box is to gather donated baby items and deliver them to parents in need at the local hospitals. To donate to the Blessing Box or for more information contact Stephanie (337) 446-9103 or Ann (337) 581-9851