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 summer camp opportunities for those children, ages 3 -7, with and without disabilities, where they can explore, through various hands on activities, art, language, and physical activity in a secure and safe environment. 


Meet the Team

Sandra R. O’Brien

Sandra is the Director of Caring Strategies and 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 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 have 3 amazing children, and has lived in St. Charles Parish most of her life!


Diane C. Robichaux, LOTR

Diane is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with 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 is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with 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:
or call Sandra O'Brien at 504-722-3636