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The Department of Children and Family Services is currently open, but we are not accepting visitors at any of our office locations at this time. During this difficult period, we are committed to continuing to provide the services you rely on, although how we do that is changing.
For January 2020
#Hunger is a serious problem in our state. Feeding Louisiana estimates that nearly 775,000 Louisianans, including more than 250,000 children, experienced hunger in 2017. Nearly one-fifth of our state’s residents receive SNAP benefits. Join DCFS in collecting food donations or volunteering at local food banks. Working together, we can end hunger. #HungerActionMonth #hungeractionmonth2019 #endhunger
Louisiana's extension of foster care helps young adults like Darlene build the life skills needed to embrace independence.
Using Youth Villages YVLifeSet model, caseworkers meet with youth at least once per week to help them set and achieve education, employment, housing, and permanency goals. Studies have shown that without additional support, youth who exit foster care at 18 typically experience poor outcomes at a higher rate than their peers. Extending foster care & working with young adults to build life skills can change those outcomes - and change lives.