Dreams Come True, Inc. (DCT) was founded in 1982 by seven families in Denham Springs, LA with a goal of providing dreams to local area children with life-threatening illnesses. All funding was initially provided by those families. It was decided by this group that their work remain focused on the South Louisiana area, and years later, that vision has expanded to other regions of Louisiana. While many worthwhile organizations work toward a similar goal, Dreams Come True is proud to have three paid employees and to have expanded throughout the entire State of Louisiana. The group incorporated in 1982 as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. The organization was envisioned, and still is considered, a local, home grown alternative to larger organizations of much broader boundaries that provide dreams to children. To reflect this, the name was changed in 2006 to Dreams Come True of Louisiana, Inc.
DCT's dream-granting committee has remained, since 1983, focused on the single goal of bringing joy to dream kids and their families. DCT first granted dreams in the Baton Rouge area but did not take long to extend to the entire state. Approximately 75 to 80 dreams are being granted a year throughout Louisiana
Please visit our "Refer a Child" if you feel someone you know qualifies.Children ages three through eighteen with a life-threatening illness who resides in Louisiana. Children between the ages of three and eighteen are eligible to receive a dream after the medical review board of Dreams Come True determines that the nature of their illness does qualify them as a recipient. Children who have had a dream granted by any other organization will not be considered.
Executive President – Jake Alleman
Executive Vice President – Bob Lemoine
Executive Vice President – Jacob Alleman
Executive Secretary – Kerin Morris
Executive Treasure - Freddye Smith
Executive Director – Becky Prejean
Founder – Mr. J L NeSmith