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Acadiana's Local Hero for September 2017 - Jenee Broussard
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Hero Name: Jenee Broussard

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Why this finalist was deserving of Acadian's Local Hero.  
Healing House deserves recognition as an Acadiana Hero because of what they do for the whole Acadiana area. Healing House is the only non profit organization within 200 miles that provides a safe place where children who have experienced a death of a parent or sibling to come together and express their feelings with other children that have gone through the same traumatic experience. Healing House does not provide counseling or therapy but a support system for children to express their grief.rnHealing House deserves to be recognized because they provided such vital resources to the community. Death is something that a lot of adults don't know how to deal with, and when you have to explain and help a child deal with death is a whole different situation. Healing House does a wonderful job at providing services at no charge to help children heal from this pain. I would know because I was one of those children. I went to Healing House when I lost my dad to Pancreatic Cancer 18 years ago. It meant so much to me that someone would take their time and want to be with me and help me through this difficult time in my life. It has such a lasting impression on me that as an adult I became a volunteer at Healing House to help children that have experienced what I experienced. As a child dealing with grief, the most important thing to me was to know that I wasn't alone and other children my age where going through the same tough time.

How Jenee's efforts have made a difference in the community for the better.  
Healing House has made a difference with any child and surviving parent that has gone to them. The love and support you feel and receive from Healing House is indescribable. Death is something that affects every gender, age and race so Healing House always has new families come through their doors. Their impact on the community is infinite.

How becoming Acadiana's Local Hero will further Jenee's cause.  
If Healing House would be recognized as an Acadiana Hero it would further their cause by exposing more people their services and vision that address a common need for all of the community that affects all of us at some point in our lives.

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