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NUMBER OF FAMILIES WE ARE SERVING NOW
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    365,002 cases
  • Child Care Assistance:
    15,363 Children
  • Child Support Collections:
    $34,061,487
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,687 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,476 Children Served
Numbers for June 2014
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DCFS' "Faith in Families" Initiative

DCFS' "Faith in Families" initiative seeks to reduce the number of children in foster care, decrease the amount of time children spend in the system and ensure that each child has a permanent connection when they leave foster care.

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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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CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER – 1-888-LAHELP-U

Call Department of Children & Family Services' new toll-free hotline, 1-888-LAHELP-U, for automated case information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or to speak with a customer service representative between 7:30am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

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CHILD SUPPORT DELINQUENT PAYORS SEARCH

This new feature allows you to search a database of nearly 53,000 delinquent payors, under legal obligation to pay child support who have not made a payment in the last six months. Search by first or last name, city, amount owed and parish where the court order was established.

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