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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

First Lady Donna Edwards Launches Initiative Connecting Foster Parents with Community Supports

08.11.17 - First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana's foster care system.

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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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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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08.11.17 First Lady Donna Edwards Launches Initiative Connecting Foster Parents with Community Supports 08.11.17 - First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana's foster care system.

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

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