Giving people independence: Options for Independence helps those in need!





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 of it.

Operating below the radar, rarely gathering much publicity, the Houma-based non-profit gathers instead a steady track record of getting things done.


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!


Wonderful Gifts from Mary Benson from Cause of Carson




We were blessed to have Mary Benson from Cause of Carsyn with us today dropping off gift cards for the youth on campus to school shop with. Thank you Mary for all your hard work on this effort and to everyone who gave to this cause.


Special thanks to Ed and Amie Bice!





Special thanks to Ed and Amie Bice for their generous donation of 10 pairs of running shoes for the girls of Hooper Dorm!