As a community, our purpose is to strive to come alongside one another while assisting with the financial needs and emotional well-being of those with disabilities in Cenla.

What We Do

The Broom Tree Grant Program was established to provide financial assistance for families or persons with special needs. Grants can be used for medical equipment/devices, therapy, recreation, and support.


Parent Chat

Being the parent of a person with special needs can be isolating and lonely, let us connect you with a parent whose child has the same diagnosis as yours. If you’re a veteran parent who wants to help or a parent who’s searching for help, we are here for you. 

Equipment Exchange

Having special needs often means needing special equipment. Our children outgrow this equipment long before it’s worn out. So, we have put together an equipment exchange. Where parents can donate the outgrown equipment to make room for what they need next. If you need equipment, including incontinence supplies, formula, or blended foods or if you have some to donate, please email us today.

Community Outreach

We hold events throughout the year to get our families together out in the community.

Coffee Talk

Where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents and professionals.

Our Story

Becoming a parent changes your world! A deep love and joy is felt as well as adjusting to being the person who is depended on for your child’s every need. When your child has special needs the love and joy for them doesn’t change, it just makes the journey a little more complicated. There are many fears of the unknown, like ongoing doctor appointments, therapies, health complicationtions, adaptive home requirements, escalating medical bills and much more. These added stressors can often leave parents feeling lonely, wondering what step to take next and if there is anyone in similar shoes who could come alongside them.

In 1 Kings Elijah sought shelter and rest under a broom tree. Far out into the wilderness, he came to a broom tree, and he sat down under the shade of the bush and prayed for his death: “‘I have had enough, LORD,’ he said. ‘Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors’”. Being spiritually, emotionally, and physically exhausted, Elijah quickly fell asleep in the shade of the bush. An angel appeared to Elijah twice, bringing him food and water. God allowed Elijah to rest under THE BROOM TREE, giving the prophet much-needed strength before continuing his journey to Mount Horeb.

We may not be journeying through an actual wilderness, but many parents with special needs children can relate to this story because in our physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion,we desperately want our circumstances to change. The Broom Tree may not be able to change the journey you are on, but we hope we can provide some strength and rest along the way.