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CAFE Self-Service Portal

CAFE is currently down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

System Maintenance - January 2021

The CAFÉ Self-Service Portal will be unavailable due to system maintenance on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you need immediate assistance, please review the information listed below.
Locate an office or Community Partner Find offices and community partners in your area who can help you get access to benefits.
Licensing Find forms and fee information.
Family Support Programs The Economic Stability (ES) section of DCFS assists families with needed assistance programs, including:
  • SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • FITAP - Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program
  • KCSP - Kinship Care Subsidy Program
Child Support Enforcement DCFS offers parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child support orders and collection and distribution of child support payments.

If you would like to speak with someone about an application or the status of your case:


Have questions about DCFS services?