Why Support Us

Why should you support Maddie's Footprints?

Over the first 11 years of Maddie’s Footprints being in existence, we have been able to directly touch over 1,800 families in Acadiana and help them through one of the darkest times in their lives, paying out over $1,000,000 in funeral and medical expenses to ease their financial burden, while supporting them emotionally along their journey. ¬† Now, we are excited to continue to grow our reach in Acadiana, and take what we have learned here to help families in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

We give families a soft place to land when they are going through the toughest time of their lives, and we surround them with other families who understand what they are feeling even before they say a word.

After moving to Maddie’s from a national nonprofit, I can say that I could not be happier to be here. Maddie’s staff is passionate, hard working and dedicated to taking care of as many ¬†families as we can.

For anyone who has a loss, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Maddie’s Footprints for the support that you deserve. Even if you choose not to take advantage of our financial support (in our 10 years, no one has ever been turned away, and all are helped regardless of income), please consider clicking on the “Programs” tab and join us at one of our support groups. Even if your loss was years ago, and you have never had the opportunity to tell your baby’s story, here is your chance. A new family is waiting for you.

Edie Couvillon

Executive Director