By the Grace of God and donor generosity!

Our dream of a “Learning Center” on our Campus is taking shape! The construction team has started the process of building our new building that will be the home of our, DesOrmeaux Foundation Learning Center. When this dream becomes a reality we will use it to deliver vital educational and spiritual programs to our clients such as: Baby and Me parental classes, Theology of the Body formation classes, and work skills classes for Moms and Dads in unplanned pregnancy situations.  If you are in a position to donate to this needed cause please click on the make a donation button above.

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2024 PRO-LIFE UPDATE!

Please watch this video update that provides an overview of what to expect for the Pro-life movement in Acadiana in 2024 and how donors are making a difference for Moms and their babies!

A TREMENDOUS HONOR!

Recently the Mayor/President of Lafayette, Josh Guillory, awarded our founder, Brenda DesOrmeaux, the key to the City of Lafayette for her 24 years of dedication to PRO-LIFE in Acadiana!

GROWING TO SUPPORT EXPANDING NEEDS!

Recently our founder, Brenda DesOrmeaux, board members and staff participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the beginning of construction on our new DesOrmeaux Foundation Learning Center.  When completed the facility will house parenting, economic and spiritual classes for our clients and maternity home residents.   Check-in often for updates on this project as we prepare to meet the needs of pregnant Moms and their babies.  

Celebrate Life Donation

You can keep little hearts beating by contributing to our month-long fundraiser.

Celebrating 80 Years Young!

The DesOrmeaux Family and Friends recently celebrated our founder’s 80th Birthday!   

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE!

On September 7th Citizens for a New Louisiana Organization honored our Founder, Brenda DesOrmeaux, and Frank Pavone for their tireless and extensive work in the Pro Life movement.  Both Mrs. Brenda and Mr. Pavone, who is the National Director for Priests for Life, were awarded as Champions of Change. 

1 year anniversary!

Saturday, June, 24th. is the 1 year anniversary of the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the United State’s Supreme Court. We thank our Pro-Life Louisiana State legislators and our State Attorney General for giving the unborn, in our state, the rights and protection they deserve.

Awesome Support!

Our annual fundraiser, Celebrate Life Soiree, was a huge success!  Many thanks to our amazing supporters who purchased seats, tables and auction items and enjoyed an evening of dancing with music by Kenny and the Jokers. Proceeds from the evening will help Moms in unplanned pregnancies receive vital FREE services.

Our Women's Center of Lafayette is making a difference

We’ve seen a monthly 83% increase in pregnant Moms needing our services since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This video is one Mom’s story of how your donation can make a difference to help Mother’s Choose LIFE.

Celebrating the dignity of Women!

An incredible message all should hear. December 12th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe and we celebrated the Feast with a Mass at our campus chapel.  Fr. John Joseph of the Community of Jesus Crucified In St. Martinville delivered an inspiring homily during the celebration that pointed to Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model for the dignity of all women.

Only by the Grace of God on TV

KLFY TV 10 invited our founder to share our PRO-LIFE message and to let their  viewers know how they can get their copy of her new book “Only by the Grace of God”.  Click the box below to enjoy the interview.

The Books have arrived! "Only by the Grace of God"

Celebrate the Landmark Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with the story of someone who was there in the beginning. Our Founder’s book, “Only by the Grace of God”, is our newest fundraiser that can be purchased at our Baby & Me Boutique and MiMi’s Attic or on line at https://desormeauxfoundation.org/product/book/  You can also find “Only by the Grace of God” at Acadian Religious 2819 A Johnston St. Lafayette, LA. 

KPEL Radio 96.5 Acadiana's Morning News Interview about "Only by the Grace of God".

Our Founder shares history, opinion on overturning Roe and foundation’s mission going forward

KPEL Radio 96.5 interview from Saviez-vous program on 7/9/22

Our Founder shares history, opinion on overturning Roe and foundation’s mission going forward

KATC TV3 Feature

You too can help save babies with our Baby Bottle Campaign featured on KATC TV3’s Spirit of Acadiana.

KADN TV 15 News Feature

Our Founder shares what we have to offer moms so they can choose life!

23 Years of Saving Babies

20th Anniversary Mass & Reception to celebrate the thousands of hearts changed and lives saved through the DesOrmeaux Foundation’s Pro-Life Ministry.

Callie's Story

Hear a story of one of our residents who explains how your help gave her hope for her two children.

Misty's Story

Watch this incredible story of how your donations help change hearts and save babies.

Jana's Story

Click LEARN MORE to listen to an incredible testimony of Adoption shared by a DesOrmeaux Foundation client as she witnesses to others in our lobby.

Lives Saved

Internationally acclaimed model, actress, film & television star, producer & author, Jennifer O’Neill helped feature two young moms whose lives were changed because of your donations to The DesOrmeaux Foundation. Video produced by Project Abortion: The Untold Story, a Pro-Life Advocacy Project.

Our Pro-LIfe Ministries

Thanks be to God for allowing Brenda DesOrmeaux to have the vision and dedication to save babies by helping all the pregnant women in our community. Her goal is to decrease the amount of broken families in our country by strengthening the bond between husband and wife.

Let Me Live (Cry of the Unborn)

“After watching the incomprehensible celebrations of death, in the halls of our government recently, I was moved to write this song/video, in hopes to move others in the direction of life.” -Randy Clifford

MIMI'S COOKBOOK

A perfect gift that keeps giving by helping moms choose LIFE! 100 Cajun Recipes by our Founder Brenda DesOrmeaux. Click Learn More to join in this fundraiser by Ordering Your Cookbooks Today! Shipped right to your door!

Sanctity of Life

Our founder discusses sanctity of life and introduces our newest ministry Theology of The Body Community of Acadiana.

Recommit to Life

Click LEARN MORE to hear how you are the light in the darkness for the voiceless.

KAJN TALK

Click LEARN MORE to hear why our Founder, Brenda DesOrmeaux has been a pro-life advocate for over 40 years and learn why her goal is to see Louisiana become the first state to overturn Roe v Wade.

Antidote to the Culture of Death

Click LEARN MORE to hear how your donations are changing hearts and saving lives. After 20 years, The DesOrmeaux Foundation has expanded to four ministries, added Post Abortion Workshops and continues its strong belief that it all begins with Theology of the Body.

Why the Church says NO to Contraception

Theology of the Body is the ANTIDOTE to the Culture of Death. CLICK below to hear Adele Guillot’s presentation “Why the church says no to contraception” hosted at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel is located inside our facility in Lafayette. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A 30-minute Holy Mass is held with a different priest every month at 11:30am. Call us for details.

First Lady Luncheon

KLFY features our founder who tells of her excitement about being invited to The First Lady’s Luncheon in Washington DC. CLICK Learn More for the full story.

Our Mission


The Desormeaux Foundation, Inc is dedicated to defending human life at all stages of development, born and unborn. That is, the infant in the womb, the elderly, the handicapped, the homeless and all who are threatened by our present culture of death. 

The Desormeaux Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to defending the sanctity of marriage, man and woman, and to promoting chaste relationships as the norm in our culture. We believe that Christ is involving all of us in the evangelization of His people to this mission, DEFEND HUMAN LIFE.

Women’s Center of Lafayette

We offer our services to any woman who is pregnant, or thinks she may be pregnant.

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St. Marguerite d’Youville Maternity Home

Our home welcomes homeless pregnant women. In some situations we will allow women with small children. Each individual situation is unique.

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Baby & Me Boutique

The Baby & Me Boutique, a thrift store in downtown Lafayette, specializes in maternity and baby items.

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MiMi’s Attic   Formerly Shop DesOrmeaux

Home Goods Resale Store – Furniture, Housewares, Small Appliances & More. All items have been donated. Shop all the great deals.

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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY COMMUNITY OF ACADIANA

A resource center instructing and certifying church parishes and schools in St John Paul IIs life changing teaching of the dignity of being human.

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WISH LIST

 

We have a huge need for our Maternity Home pantry!

Here's the LINK to Shop from our Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/38TUNFKEAEQF5?ref_=wl_share

Wish List: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Diapers (all sizes, especially size 3, 4, 5 & 6), Wipes, Laundry Detergent, Lysol Spray & Disinfectant Wipes, Furniture Polish, 13 Gallon Trash Bags, 2 Gallon Freezer Zip Lock Bags, Wet Swiffer Gain Scent,  Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, Dishwasher Pods or Liquid, Body Wash, Deodorant, Windex, Pine Sol, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Pedialyte Sport, Bottled Water, Community Coffee, Copy Paper, plus Grocery or Office Supply Gift Cards are always welcomed!

 Have items shipped or bring your gifts to our office: 1331 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, M-TH between 8:30am - 4:30pm. For questions call:  337.289.9366

 

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