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NUMBER OF FAMILIES WE ARE SERVING NOW
Family Support Numbers are for June 2017
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    402,594 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
    $30,710,852
Child Welfare Numbers are for May 2017
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,841 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,708 Children Served
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Customer Service Center Announcement

We are experiencing long delays and disconnects on the DCFS Customer Service Center Helpline (888-524-3578). Please see the following tips that may help expedite your customer service request.

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Children Left Unattended in Vehicles Risk Heatstroke, Brain Damage and Death

6.19.17 - Of the 712 children, nationwide, who died of vehicular-related heatstroke between 1998 and October 2016, more than half had been left in the car by a caregiver who forgot they were there.

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Residents Encouraged to Pre-Register for Disaster Food Assistance to Prepare for Hurricane Season

6.5.17 - Pre-registering now for DSNAP can save residents time later, when gathering the required income information may be more difficult.

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CAFÉ is open for business

Create an online account to fill out an online application, submit a simplified report, complete your annual redetermination, print a budget sheet, and view your case and benefit information. CAFÉ offers you service, convenience and ease.

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Mandated Reporters Training

Mandated reporters are teachers, health practitioners, clergy, law enforcement, coaches and more who are required to report child abuse. Find out if you are a mandated reporter and complete a training to help spot and report child abuse.

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06.30.17 Effects of Disasters on Women and Children will be Focus of Essence Festival Panel Discussion 6.30.17 - Ricks will discuss child homelessness, trauma and how our communities can prepare for future disasters with the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 1, at 1:10-1:25 p.m., on the Empowerment Experience stage at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.

06.28.17   DCFS Warns of Safety Risks Associated with Summer Holidays
06.19.17   Children Left Unattended in Vehicles Risk Heatstroke, Brain Damage and Death
06.05.17   Residents Encouraged to Pre-Register for Disaster Food Assistance to Prepare for Hurricane Season
05.31.17   DCFS Advisory Board Meeting

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