About Us

The Community Provider Association is a member-driven association dedicated to providing leadership and support to agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Our members provide Support Coordination Services, Home and Community Based Waiver Services, and Intermediate Care Facility Services.

The association provides a forum through which its members can:

  • Influence state policies and regulations
  • Obtain information needed to remain competitive 
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Network with others in the field
  • Have access to problem solving resources
  • Save money


  • To promote optimal funding, program integrity and public policy, enabling its members to deliver quality services to people with disabilities in all community-based service models.
  • To encourage and promote the professional growth of community providers including the promotion of the highest standards of quality and ethics.
  • To provide a vehicle and forum for the unified expression of opinions and positions by community providers.
  • To provide current and relevant information to its member agencies.

Jeff Richardson (CPA Board), Bridgette Willson (CPA Board), Wendy Eschette (CPA Board), Laura Brackin (CPA Executive Director), Leslie Fontenot (CPA Member) met with Governor John Bel Edwards to discuss the urgent need for dd service rates to be restored and rebased to 2008 levels.  To learn more about CPA's legislative advocacy efforts go to the Legislative Advocacy page.

Community Provider Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 82972, Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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