Support Group for Moms

DREAMS Foundation Hosts Support Group for Moms of Special Needs

Open to the Public to Attend

Each month, the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana hosts a support group for moms of special needs children/adults. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at a different location in Acadiana. We will not have a meeting in the month of May. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 6pm. Location pending. 

The support group is open to moms of special needs children/adults and want to connect with other moms to discuss topics that impact daily living related to caring for a loved one with simple to complex medical conditions, such as epilepsy, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more. 

“The moms support group is a great avenue for complete strangers to connect over a common bond: raising a child, sibling or loved one who has special needs,” stated DREAMS Volunteer Paula Duhon Bernard. 

“Support groups provide vital opportunities for members of the special needs community to connect with others who understand what they’re going through, decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness, and find support and information,” stated Ava Hebert, DREAMS Supporter and Advocate.

“We are a casual, fun-loving group of moms who are going through various stages of our children’s health. From new moms to moms with lots of experience, we encourage new members to join our group anytime,” commented Mary Hooks Baudoin, Special Needs Advocate and Marketing Coordinator for DREAMS.

“The response to the moms support group has been overwhelming and we are so fortunate to provide this free service to the community,” stated D.R.E.A.M.S. Executive Director Donielle Watkins. 

We will not have a meeting in the month of May. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 6pm. Location pending. If you are able to attend, please message us or email us at




The D.R.E.A.M.S. (Disability, Resources, Education, Activities, Management, and Services) Foundation of Acadiana, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was incorporated in 2007 to help individuals with special needs and their families. Since its establishment, the foundation has opened the D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company to create jobs for individuals with special needs in the Lafayette community by baking and selling meat pies that can be found at grocers across Acadiana.  Like the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.