Lafayette Mother Seeking Donations to Support Those With Disabilities

Lafayette, Louisiana – Karen Pohlman Juneau of Lafayette is raising $15,000 to fulfill its $250,000 commitment for the construction of the Acadiana House for special needs individuals at St. Mary’s Residential Training School in Alexandria, Louisiana.


In 2011, Juneau established Sky’s the Limit of Acadiana, a non-profit organization. Her vision was to work toward the development of a residential community for residents with special needs.

Juneau’s son, Skyler, is autistic and has lived at the St. Mary’s Residential Training School since he was 12 years old. Skyler was Juneau’s motivation to launch a fundraiser for new residential homes at the school.


Over the past four years, Sky’s the Limit of Acadiana has been raising money for the Acadiana House through donations and the Golf4aCause Tournament, which raised $235,113.09. However, the organization is short $15,000 from reaching its fundraising goal of $250,000.


The house is one of fifteen group homes developed on the school’s campus. Each home has eight rooms, and the residents will have their own bedroom. In 2019, the school held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the opening of the homes. The 120 residents will be moving into these 15 homes very soon, including the Acadiana House for “medically fragile” individuals.


“Finishing this project will allow special needs individuals to live comfortably in a home setting,” said Juneau.


Donors can make a tax-deductible, year-end donation by visiting or contact Katie Lahey at Community Foundation of Acadiana to donate from your Donor Advised Fund.


For more information on the Acadiana House or our fundraising, please contact Karen Juneau at 337.288.2634 or