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Center for Families celebrates 125 years in Shreveport

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

The Center for Families in Shreveport is celebrating 125 years bringing awareness and services to the area of mental health.

The center held its annual meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Bossier City Tuesday morning.

Successes from last year, as well as the vision for 2014, were highlighted in the meeting.

The center's goal is to shed light on issues related to mental health, and to break the stigma associated with it.

"We have a down home feel about our community and we want to let people in the community know that we are that resource to have that counseling and that it's okay if you need help because mental illness effects everyone, directly or indirectly," says Chairperson Erica McCain.

"We're very intrigued by looking at who we're serving, why we're serving and what are people telling us that they need. So, for 125 years, you have to pay attention to the needs of the community," says Laura Brucia-Hamm, Exec. Director for the center.

The Center for Families has been in Shreveport since 1889 and operations on solely donations and grants.

They provide a variety of mental health programs, such as the F.R.E.E. Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Northwest Louisiana.

They work to educate our community on the commercial and sexual exploitation of children.

The center has also created HEAL (Helping Everyone Abused to Live), a program that helps clients increase life stability, self-esteem and emotional healing.

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