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BEAUCARE

628 High School Drive
DeRidder, LA  70634
Phone: (337) 462-2273

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 BeauCARE is a community based program focusing on child and family development and was incorporated in October of 1991 as the DeRidder Family YMCA, Inc.  In 1994, the Board of Directors decided to work toward developing a community based recreation and education program, the name was changed to BeauCARE (Beauregard Cooperative Association for Recreation and Education), and the board and Team continued to work toward providing wholesome family recreation for residents of Beauregard Parish.  A partnership was formed with the city of DeRidder in 1994 to help supplement and expand upon the recreational opportunities.

  BeauCARE joined the United Way of Southwest Louisiana family of agencies in 1997.  The recreation center in West Park opened in 1999 to provide a safe place with caring adults for the youth in our community.  In 2002, the agency expanded to include regional efforts through a partnership with the State of Louisiana to duplicate the youth development programs at eight partner sites in five parishes (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis).  In 2003, the agency became the managers of the West Park Pool in collaboration with the City of DeRidder.

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