Meet Louisiana’s Foster Care Ambassadors

Our Foster Care Ambassadors work throughout Louisiana to support children in foster care. We do this, directly and indirectly, by serving Louisiana’s foster caregivers, relative caregivers, and local foster caregiver associations. We connect foster caregivers with resources, and encourage collaboration through our Louisiana Foster Caregiver Mentor Program.


“You Care for Kids, We Care for You!”

Cassie Guillaume, Foster Care Ambassador, Southeast Louisiana
Cassie Guillaume
Baton Rouge, Southeast Louisiana and Greater NOLA
Ms. Cassie Guillaume, M.S., LPC, TBRI® Practitioner
Foster Care Ambassador, Southeast Louisiana

Email:  Cassie@louisianafostercare.com
1 (504) 233-3379
Cassie is the Foster Care Ambassador for Southeast Louisiana
Cassie is the Foster Care Ambassador for Southeast Louisiana
Shalonda Thibeaux, Foster Care Ambassador, Southwest Louisiana
Shalonda Thibeaux
Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Thibodaux
Ms. Shalonda Thibeaux
Foster Care Ambassador, Southwest Louisiana

Email:  Shalonda@louisianafostercare.com
1 (337) 349-0040
Shalonda is the Foster Care Ambassador for Southwest Louisiana.
Shalonda is the Foster Care Ambassador for Southwest Louisiana.
Margie Nielson, Foster Care Ambassador, North Louisiana
Margie Nielson



Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria
Mrs. Margie Nielsen
Foster Care Ambassador, North Louisiana

Email:  Margie@louisianafostercare.com
1 (318) 215-7070
Margie is Foster Care Ambassador for North Louisiana
Margie is Foster Care Ambassador for North Louisiana

Louisiana’s statewide Foster Care Support Organization is an exciting partnership between Methodist Foster Care and Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services. Our Foster Care Ambassadors are working in all corners of Louisiana to enhance Louisiana’s foster care system by providing supports and services.

Goals of the Foster Care Support Organization

  • Provide foster caregivers in Louisiana the support they need to care for children and youth who are served by DCFS through relationship-based services which are family-focused and child-centered.
  • Decrease the loss of foster homes resulting from lack of support.
  • Increase the self-reported satisfaction of Louisiana’s foster caregivers.
  • Increase the number of caregivers who provide Quality Parenting.
  • Increase the placements of children with kinship caregivers.
  • Improve placement stability of children in foster care.
  • Promote DCFS’ efforts to improve timely permanency for children in DCFS custody.