Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless

The mission of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless is to provide a continuum of care network for the homeless in the Capital Area (comprised of the civil parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana) through a coordinated body of diverse organizations and individuals.

Iris Center honored by Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus

May 2, 2016

Iris Center honored by

Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Iris Domestic Violence Center has been named as a recipient of the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards by the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation.  See below for the official press release as well as Save-the-Date information about attending the awards ceremony.

For Immediate Release

April 26, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA - The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus is pleased to announce the recipients of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation's 2016 Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships.

The awards and scholarships will be presented at the 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships Ceremony and Reception in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion.  Individuals can register online for the event at www.llwcf.org.

The Women's Caucus created the prestigious awards in 2008 to recognize and honor the exemplary achievements and contributions of extraordinary Louisiana women who personify excellence in leadership, profession, academics, community service, character and integrity.

The women of the Louisiana Legislature are committed to helping women and girls achieve their academic goals.  Scholarships totaling $19,000 will be proudly awarded at the event.  A sincere "thank you" is extended to the dedicated sponsors, donors and friends, who stood in partnership with the LLWC Foundation to secure monies for scholarships.

The 2016 Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships' recipients are as follows:

College Women of Excellence &

Recipients of the LLWC Foundation

Scholarship for $2,500:

Taylor Nicole Bush

Our Lady of the Lake College-Baton Rouge     

 Rachel Christina Oatis

Spelman College-Lutcher

High School Women of Excellence &

Recipients of the LLWC Foundation

Scholarship for $2,500:

Godis Jackson

Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Baton Rouge

Chedra J. Joseph

McKinley Senior High School-Baton Rouge

Elise Marie LaFleur

St. Thomas More Catholic High School-Abbeville

Ambeka Dave Rajvanshi

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

Louisiana Hero of Excellence:

Anna Monhartova, Ph.D.

A's & Aces-New Orleans

Non-Profit of Excellence:

Iris Domestic Violence Center

Baton Rouge

Recipients of the Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship for $1,000:  

Kyla Brianne Darensbourg

Zachary High School-Zachary

Lorin Jenee Prejean

Lafayette High School-Youngsville

Kate Lauren Roy

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

China Monet Young

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

Background and Photographs by Weston Schild