Giving Back To Acadiana

Community Service

Since Business First, Women Who Mean Business, commenced, we annually provide a community service to one local affiliation in Acadiana supporting women. Business First has assisted in community services such as battered and / or homeless women shelters. 

From well-known organizations like Faith House, Family Promise, and Catholic Charities, our desire has always been to help address women and children in need.


2022-2023 Non Profit Organization

Save Them All, Inc.

For 2022 and 2023,  Save Them All, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on assisting children in need, has been our mission to assist.

Founded by local author, Carrie Simon.


Helping families experiencing homelessness achieve and sustain long-term independence.

​Family Promise​

The Family Promise network is an organization providing shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families experiencing homelessness. It was founded in New Jersey in 1986, and now has programs in most states across the country. The network has more than 115,000 volunteers from over 5,000 congregations of all denominations nationwide, who have worked together in providing families experiencing homelessness with hospitality, support and basic needs. Family Promise volunteers have helped make a difference in over 130,000 lives nationwide by helping families experiencing homelessness get back on their feet.


Catholic Charities of Acadiana responds to men, women, families, and veterans experiencing homelessness within the eight-parish region that encompasses the Diocese of Lafayette. On any given night, Catholic Charities of Acadiana provides the safety of shelter for approximately 140 of our neighbors.
We focus on ensuring that experiences of homelessness are rare, brief, and non-recurring.

​The Emily House

The Emily House is our emergency sheltering program that focuses on the specific needs of families experiencing homelessness.
In continuance with national best practices in addressing homelessness, we focus on rapidly returning families to permanent housing with a goal of stabilization through intensive and personalized case management services continuing after housing placement. Our goal is to ensure that the experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.


The Family Justice Center of Acadiana provides a multi-disciplinary team of professionals working together, under one roof to effectively respond to domestic violence. The center houses many partners, but the basic partners are law enforcement, prosecutors, civil legal service providers, and community-based advocates.

​Faith House

The core concept is to provide one place where victims can go to talk to an advocate, plan for their safety, interview with a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, receive civil legal assistance, and receive information on shelter.