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Family Support Numbers are for June 2017
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    402,594 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
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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08.17.17 Louisiana Parents Paid $530,000 in Child Support through MoneyGram in First 6 Months of 2017 08.17.17 - Parents who pay child support through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services are increasingly finding MoneyGram a convenient way to make their payments. Participation has grown dramatically each month since DCFS aligned with the money transfer company in late 2016 to allow parents to electronically send payments to DCFS for transfer to custodial parents.

08.11.17   First Lady Donna Edwards Launches Initiative Connecting Foster Parents with Community Supports
06.30.17   Effects of Disasters on Women and Children will be Focus of Essence Festival Panel Discussion
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

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