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Louisiana Requests Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits for Five Parishes after Hurricane Isaac
August 31, 2012
08.31.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today requested that the federal government approve a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) in five parishes following Hurricane Isaac.
Call 2-1-1 to Locate Loved Ones
August 30, 2012
08.30.12 - Individuals trying to locate loved ones who evacuated to state shelters before or after Hurricane Isaac can call 2-1-1 to find out which shelter they are housed at or send a message through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) website.
Debit Card Fees Waived This Week For Unemployment Claimants, Some DCFS Program Recipients
August 29, 2012
08.29.12 - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced that Chase will waive fees to assist families and individuals affected by Hurricane Isaac.
September SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early to Assist Those Impacted by Isaac
August 28, 2012
08.28.12 - The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) September benefits will be issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards early, beginning this Saturday, September 1, to assist those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. All SNAP recipients eligible for September benefits will receive their benefits by Tuesday, September 4.
DCFS, USDA Partner to Increase Healthy Food Choices for SNAP Participants
August 21, 2012
08.21.12 - The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide access to healthy food choices at Louisiana Farmer's Markets for Louisiana residents currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
East Feliciana, Livingston Residents Sentenced for Food, Child Care Assistance Benefits Fraud
August 01, 2012
08.01.12 - Investigations by the Fraud and Recovery Unit at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) have led to the sentencing of an East Feliciana couple and four women from Livingston Parish for obtaining nearly $100,000 in ineligible food and child care assistance benefits.
Louisiana Moves Up in National Rankings for Overall Child Well-Being
July 25, 2012
07.25.12 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which ranks states on a series of child well-being indicators, and Louisiana has moved up two places to its highest-ever ranking.
DCFS Marks One Year since Launch of Child Abuse Hotline, 50,000 Reports Reviewed
July 12, 2012
07.12.12 - Since launching it's 24-hour, toll-free, statewide hotline, 1-855-4LA-KIDS, one year ago, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has reviewed more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
DCFS and DHH Urge Parents, Caregivers to Keep Children Safe near Water
June 29, 2012
06.29.12 - With many in Louisiana retreating to the water to cool off as summer temperatures rise, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) urge parents and caregivers to keep children safe in and around water this summer by ensuring that young children are properly supervised.
DCFS Reaches 500th Community Partner and Launches New Online Search Tool
June 27, 2012
06.27.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today recognized the agency's 500th community partner and launched a new online search feature to allow customers to search for a community partner or DCFS office by zip code, city, parish or service.