There is now a new board of directors and executive committee for 232-Help, the education and referral center that helps local citizens get connected to social services.

The board elected officers to serve as its executive committee. James Roy was elected president, Robert Lowe is immediate past president, Dr. Paul Azar is vice president - medical liaison, Dr. John Hendry is vice president - dental liaison, Kathy Ashworth is vice president for community affairs and secretary, and William Lastrapes is vice president for development and treasurer. Randy Haynie was appointed by the President as deputy vice president – legislative affairs, The new board also announced that Rae Logan will serve as executive director of the organization.

Board members are:

  • Kathy Ashworth
  • Dr. Paul "Buddy" Azar
  • Janice Beyt
  • Dr. Shirley Covington
  • Richard D'Aquin
  • Angela Granberry Davis
  • Tyler Davis
  • Randy Haynie
  • Dr. John Hendry
  • William "Dud" Lastrapes
  • Robert Lowe
  • James McLemore
  • Dr. Jim Nichols
  • Dr. Ronald Padgett
  • Ronald Prejean
  • Jerry Boustany Ramsay
  • James Roy
  • Reverend Gary Schexnayder

The 232-HELP/211 coverage area serves 737,782 people in the following parishes:

  • Acadia
  • Avoyelles
  • Evangeline
  • Iberia
  • Lafayette
  • St. Landry
  • St. Martin
  • St. Mary
  • Terrebonne
  • Vermilion Parishes

232-HELP/211 offers a variety of programs including the Medical Appliance Loan Program, Project Rx, Medical Transportation Assistance, Christmas Program and Enhanced Information & Referral/211 Services.