Author Archives: Aaron Champagne

Thank You from Hooper Dorm!!!

$1465 in one day for the girls of Hooper Dorm! For all of you that liked and shared our post and contributed to our success, we thank you. For those that donated, we cannot possibly express to you the opportunities that you have helped to provide for the girls in our care-thank you!!!! Thanks to […]

Big Thank You to Victory Church of Houma

It takes a village! Options for Independence- Hopper Dorm can’t say thank you enough To Victory Church of Houma who had numerous volunteers come out to help clean up around our dorm building and do general maintenance work. Also, a special thank you to Adam Dupuy who made these beautiful desk/vanities that are now in […]

Meet our child psychiatrist, Dr Thakur

Meet our child psychiatrist, Dr Thakur. Akanksha Thakur, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2010, she trained in general psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She then returned to New Orleans where […]

USI Gives Back

USI Gives Back came today and cooked an amazing meal enjoyed by agency staff. Thanks USI! Jamie Gaspard, Ashley McKey Callahan, Angela Cangelosi Hebert and 17 others like this.

A Great Big Thanks!

A great big thanks to the South Central Louisiana Human Services authority, executive director Lisa Schilling and staff for the donation of two boxes of composition notebooks to the girls of Hooper Dorm. We appreciate the support!

Giving people independence: Options for Independence helps those in need

Originally published in The Houma Times on July 26, 2017, by John DeSantis. Housing the homeless, feeding the hungry and aiding people with mental and physical obstacles to success are for most people miracles beyond reach.For Barry Chauvin and the staff at Options for Independence, it’s all in a day’s work – or a lifetime’s worth […]