With a heart to reach her community, La'Toya set out to bring something different to the Acadiana area. La'Toya graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006, with her Bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies. She completed her Masters of Arts in Human Services with Specialization in Marriage and Family, from Liberty University in 2017. Upon obtaining her Masters degree, La'Toya became a certified Marriage Enrichment Facilitator using the Prepare and Enrich curriculum. Through this certification she is able to empower people through marriage enrichment, premarital counseling, couples group counseling, and more. La'Toya has over sixteen years of experience in the human services field. Her experience comes from positions held in Therapeutic Foster Care, Case Management, and Behavioral/Mental Health.
La’Toya and her husband founded The Family Connection Inc. in April 2018. The Family Connection Inc. is a non-profit that offers life skills, counseling services, transitional housing services, educational development, and career guidance for older foster youth. Their passion is to reach families and assist them in reaching their full potential.
La'Toya was recently honored as one of Acadiana's top 20 under 40 young leaders in 2018. She is actively involved in her community and enjoys seeing relationships prosper. She is a member of The 705 Young Professionals Network, The Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce and The Arch (Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness). She is also apart of the planning committee for the UL Women's Leadership Conference.
La'Toya is the owner and founder of Empowered with Purpose LLC, She is also the author of Anchored: Anchored in Christ and Anchored in Marriage. Her passion is motivating others to find their purpose in life and empowering them to pursue it.
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