Welcome to Caring Strategies!

Caring Strategies' mission is to provide learning opportunities that support all members of our community.  We provide strategies for creation of educational programs and environments that facilitate children's active engagement and learning at home, in schools and throughout their community.  

We are located in St. Charles Parish, Destrehan, Louisiana. Thanks to the generosity of United Way and other community and business donors, we are able to provide opportunities for children, ages 0-7, with and without disabilities, where they can explore their world, through various hands on activities, art, language, and physical activity in secure and safe environments. 

Meet the Team

Sandra R. O’Brien, DT

Sandra, Director of Caring Strategies, has 44 years of experience as an Elementary/Special Education Teacher. Her certifications are in Early Intervention, as well as, training in Developmental Milestones and Autism. She loves working with families and their children! She's been married for 45 years and has 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.


Jennifer Burns, CCC-SLP

Jennifer, Assistant Director, is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and has been practicing speech therapy for 17 years. She specializes in the pediatric population and she loves her job! She has 3 amazing children and has lived in St. Charles Parish most of her life!

Diane C. Robichaux, LOTR

Diane, Assistant Director, is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, has over 31 years of experience. She specializes in Early Intervention and absolutely adores children. She has been happily married for almost 30 years and lives in Destrehan. She has 3 wonderful children, 1 son-in-law, and her 1st grand baby on the way!

Maria Hotard Stelly, SLP

Maria, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, has 28 years of experience. She specializes in evaluations and therapy with children in the birth to 3 population. She loves working with children and their families to achieve their best outcomes . Her biggest blessing in life is her family, especially her husband, Will, and their son Dominic.

Caring Strategies is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

For more information, contact:

caringstrategies@aol.com or call Sandra O'Brien at (504)722-3636