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NUMBER OF FAMILIES WE ARE SERVING NOW
Numbers are for April 2018
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    400,842 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
    $39,945,171
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,815 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,791 Children Served
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Grandparents Link

More than 5.8 million children live in grandparents’ homes across the U.S. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Louisiana ranks as one of the top five states in the nation for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Louisiana DCFS values the commitment of all grandparents who maintain a positive family environment for their loved ones. The Grandparents Link webpage provides information on available assistance and resources.

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QPI Louisiana

The Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) is a new approach to improving foster care in Louisiana. QPI emphasizes the importance of the team approach -- foster parents, agency staff, and birth parents, working together to achieve the best outcomes for the child.

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DCFS Careers

If you care about children and families, there is a place for you at DCFS. Apply today!

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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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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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05.24.18 DCFS Encourages Faith, Business, Community Groups to Join the Growing 'Louisiana Fosters' Movement 05.24.18 - As National Foster Care Month comes to an end, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is urging more faith, business and community groups to join the growing Louisiana Fosters movement by supporting the state's foster care system.

05.15.18   DCFS Launches New Foster Parent Recruitment Campaign during Foster Care Month
02.28.18   DCFS Report Shows 77 Percent Increase in Juvenile Human Trafficking Victims Identified in 2017
01.16.18   Louisiana's Embrace of Quality Parenting and its Promise for Foster Children Focus of National Conference
12.28.17   Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS

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