Chief Executive Officer - SMILE Community Action Agency
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Chief Executive Officer

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Christopher Williams, Ph.D.               Chief Executive Director


Dear Community Residents of St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes,

Since 1968, SMILE Community Action Agency has existed for one and only one purpose, and that purpose has been to serve YOU — our communities and neighborhoods in St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes.
That is why we were created — to respond to your needs.
As we prepare to celebrate 50 years of existence, we just want to say “Thank You!” for letting us help you. That is who we are: People Helping People! And we are proud of this Community Action motto that has signified through the decades — in the most simplest of terms — who we are and what we do.

We thank you for your support, and we ask for your continued support and prayers.

We continuously face financial challenges, worrying that funding — so many of you depend on to survive — will be cut from governmental budgets. That is why we need you to continuously contact your local, state and Congressional leaders and let them know what a positive impact that SMILE has been in your life. Let them know what SMILE has meant to you when you were down and out, or what SMILE has meant to someone you know.
With more than 15 areas of service, we are working hard to build up our Agency. I will work hard for you and our community.
SMILE will fight for you, but we also need you to fight for SMILE.
We also want you to know that we are personally committed to you — just as we are committed to the community. And this means that we work hard each and every day to ensure that SMILE is doing its best, and that SMILE’s investment in the community is real. We are here to make a difference.
For more information on SMILE’s programs and services, please visit our website at And take the time to like us on our Facebook page because you can also keep up with what is happening with our Agency at
Of course, we still welcome the old-fashioned way of communication. We still look forward to you just dropping by one of our offices, or calling us on the phone. Once again, we are here for YOU! We want to know your needs. We cannot wait to say hello and serve you.

Smile Community Action