The Extra Mile

A non-profit organization

A Few Words About Us

The Extra Mile was founded in 1991 as a private non-profit to serve clients of state agencies.

At that time we served primarily clients of the Office of Behavioral Health, Office of Addictive Disorders, and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. In time, we also began providing services to the Department of Child and Family Services. We still serve these clients, but one thing that we have done over the years is assess the community for needs, and create programs to fill in gaps in needed services (such as AVEC Les Enfants and Carefree).

In addition, The Extra Mile has always had a strong volunteer component. We were originally created to recruit volunteers to serve our state clients, and although the agency has changed and grown tremendously through the years, we have retained this core value; we continue to recruit, train and place volunteers all over Acadiana. With the help of our volunteers we provide goods and services that the state agencies are unable to provide.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to enrich the lives of clients and volunteers both. The hands-on experience is often an experience that volunteers never forget. In addition, the lives of the clients helped through volunteers are forever changed. Volunteers have made it possible for families with children in foster care to be reunified. Through their work in the clothing closet, homeless clients have been able to get jobs and houses. Volunteers have helped countless children visit with their non- custodial parents safely. Volunteers are crucial to what we do, and we are so grateful to them.

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Our Staff

These are the folks who burn the midnight oil for those in need, with your help !
  • Linda Boudreaux
  • Executive Director

  • Claudia Williams
  • Executive Assistant

  • Karen Hebert
  • Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

  • John Brown
  • Program Director - EDS

  • Monique Daigle
  • Program Director - Avec Les Enfants

  • Evangeline Boudreaux
  • Program Director - TEM F.R.C.

  • Kathleen Shaw
  • DCFS Liaison, TEM F.R.C.

  • Sonya Meadors
  • Resource Manager - TEM F.R.C.

  • Monique Daigle
  • Resource Manager - TEM F.R.C.

  • Charelle Morgan
  • Resource Manager - TEM F.R.C.

  • Elonn Johnson
  • Resource Manager - TEM FRC

  • Rose Brown
  • Mentoring Coordinator - TEM F.R.C.

  • Evelyn Thomas
  • Mentoring Coordinator - TEM F.R.C.

  • Jody Harris, MSW, LMSW
  • Home Builders Clinical Supervisor

  • Willard LaBrie
  • Home Builders Practitioners

  • Willard LaBrie
  • Home Builders Practitioners

  • Brandy Walker
  • Home Builders Practitioners

  • Claudia Furgus
  • Home Builders Practitioners

  • Maegan Feerick
  • Nurturing Families Coordinator