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  DCFS Resources For Youth and Young Adults

NYTD: National Youth in Transition Database: Tracking resources for our youth to ensure a better future.

Information About NYTD


This flyer provides information to any caregiver involved with the care of a youth who is being surveyed.
This flyer is for any youth partcipating in the NYTD survey. Join us each year for our NYTD Event!
  • 16-21 year-olds that meet criteria
  • have fun, gain resources for independence and make connections
If you are a youth who needs to complete a survey, someone will be in contact to complete the survey with you.  If nobody has contacted you, please contact your local case manager or the state NYTD Contact.

enter nytd surveys here

NYTD Contact for State of Louisiana

    Christy Tate
    (225) 342-5676

educational training voucher (ETV):  Financial assistance for post-secondary educational programs

Other Youth Resource information

If you have questions regarding services from DCFS to youth and young adults or wish to update your contact information with us, contact you local office or email us at DSS.Fostercare@La.Gov.



Resources for Youths
    National Resource Center for Youth Development
    Foster Club
    National Independent Living Association
    or 1-800-RUNAWAY, 1-800-786-2929
    National Runaway Switchboard 
    Internet Safety for Teens 
    Department of Health and Hospitals: find information about Medicaid
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development: information about housing and housing assistance
    Education Training Vouchers (financial assistance for post-secondary school). Click on LOSFA Programs. Youth can apply through their local financial aid office or call (225) 219-7708 for further assistance.
    Click on "Helping" for list of programs and scholarship opportunities
    Federal Student Aid and Post-Secondary Education Resources  
    Continuing Education Resources post Highschool 
    State Resources for College and Career 
    Career Choice and Planning Resources
  • Independent Living Providers
    Orleans Region: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans - (504) 340-5100 or
    Baton Rouge Region: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans - (985) 269-7121or
  • Covington Region: YEA (Youth Entering Adulthood) Southeastern Louisiana University - (985) 549-2582 or
    Thibodaux Region: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans -  (985) 293-2000 or
    Lafayette Region: Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services - 1 (800) 285-8123 or
    Lake Charles: Gulf Coast Services - 1( 888) 436-6635 or
    Alexandria Region: Family Counseling Agency - (318) 448-0284 or
    Shreveport Region: Goodwill Industries of North LA - (318) 629-5930 or
    Monroe Region: Methodist Children's Home IL Program - (318) 255-3717 or