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DCFS and First Lady Donna Edwards Celebrate 700 Adoptions from Foster Care with Event at Governor’s Mansion
November 03, 2022
11.3.2022 - DCFS will mark National Adoption Month today (Thursday, November 3) with its first in-person Adoption Celebration since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the 538 families who adopted 700 children and youth from foster care during the past year.
DCFS Announces Hiring Fairs Statewide This Fall
October 13, 2022
10.13.2022 - DCFS is hosting hiring fairs this fall for open positions throughout the state in its Child Welfare and Family Support divisions.
Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Increase SNAP Benefits
September 30, 2022
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will see an increase in their monthly household allotment beginning October 1, 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new cost-of-living adjustments.
Louisiana DCFS Assistant Secretary is Speaking at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
September 28, 2022
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary of Family Support Shavana Howard is taking part in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Wednesday, September 28. Howard is part of the discussion focused on “Improving food access and affordability.”
DCFS Announces Appointments to Foster Caregiver Advisory Board
July 20, 2022
07.20.2022 - DCFS announced today the appointments to the newly created Foster Caregiver Advisory Board.
DCFS Opens New Office in Calcasieu Parish for Child Support Services
March 21, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is opening a new office in Lakes Charles for Child Support services. The office, located at 3519 Patrick St., will open today, March 21, 2022.
DCFS Calls for Nominations, Applications for New Foster Caregiver Advisory Board
February 24, 2022
DCFS is announcing the creation of a Foster Caregiver Advisory Board (FCAB) to provide a platform for certified caregivers to partner with the agency to improve policy and practice.
Online Grocery Purchasing Now Available for All Louisiana EBT Cardholders
February 23, 2022
Louisiana households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, can now order groceries online at Walmart stores throughout Louisiana.
Third Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits Coming to Eligible Louisiana Children
February 15, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) have received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to distribute a third round of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible students.
Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 21, 2021
A federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veterans benefits for 2022 will result in decreases to some Louisiana residents’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, as well as benefits through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP).