Brave Heart Louisiana-Children In Need

Brave Heart - Children in Need, Inc. is a non-profit organization which was founded in July, 2004 and then incorporated approximately two years later. We are focused on the cause of improving the quality of life for children who are experiencing the emotional trauma of being removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.

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Address: 3636 S Sherwood Forest Blvd Suite 690 H
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone Number: 225-778-7338
The idea of providing Brave Heart backpacks began as a personal endeavor of one family. Awareness of the need of these children for physical and emotional comfort came about at the Sunday dinner table through a discussion between the founder and her niece, a social worker, as she described the plight of these children when they were brought into the office for placement. Brave Heart - Children in Need participates in many community projects and activities regarding the plight of abused children.

Brave Heart has two main programs: Backpacks for Children and Christmas Bags. Our main program, Backpacks for Children, is done throughout the year in which we provide every child entering the foster care system in Louisiana with a backpack stuffed with basic necessities such as shampoo and toothpaste, as well as school supplies, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. This backpack replaces the often given garbage bag given to the child to place a few belongings in. Brave partners closely with the Department of Child and Family Services throughout the state to ensure backpacks are given to each child in need.

Our Christmas Bag Program is done during the latter half of the year. With the help of local organizations, businesses, and volunteers, Brave Heart wraps and gives out over 20,000 throughout the state of Louisiana-again partnering with regional DCFS administrators to ensure delivery of gifts.