St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts

Where Imagination & Creativity are Encouraged

Leading Home Care is the only home and community-based provider in Louisiana that offers art classes for its clients, at no cost.

St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts was started in Lafayette with the goal to improve the quality of life of the individuals we serve through art classes. Art improves a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being while enhancing fine/gross motor skills, cognitive function, and socialization skills. The founder of Leading Home Care, Josette Rovira Smalling, named St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts after her uncle, Pierre Coco, who had Down’s Syndrome and was an artist himself.

Our clients can participate in community activities such as festivals and gallery exhibitions through a partnership with Acadiana Center for the Arts. It’s one of the many ways Leading Home Care fulfills its mission of “making a lasting contribution to society by helping people live a better life.”

For more information, contact our wonderful art teacher, Sarah Melancon.