Help us protect Louisiana's children. Report Child Abuse & Neglect: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Increase in Social Security, Veterans Benefits Means Decreases for Some SNAP, FITAP, and KCSP Recipients
December 21, 2023
More than 130,000 Louisiana families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) benefits will see those benefits decrease in January due to receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase to their Social Security and veterans benefits for 2024.
Be There for Louisiana's Families this Holiday Season
December 19, 2023
12.19.2023 - DCFS is encouraging Louisianans to "Be There" for families in their community this holiday season by reaching out to neighbors in need of resources and support.
Be There for Louisiana's Families
December 19, 2023
Discover simple ways to make a big difference for children and families in your community.
DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change Amid Skimming Device Discovery
November 29, 2023
11.29.2023 - DCFS is urging all EBT cardholders to immediately change their PIN, after the Department was alerted to the discovery of multiple skimming devices at multiple retail locations throughout the state.
First Lady Donna Edwards and DCFS Celebrate 619 Adoptions from Foster Care with Event at Governor's Mansion
November 01, 2023
11.01.2023 - Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards and DCFS kicked off National Adoption Month Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion by hosting the 25th annual Adoption Celebration, honoring the 465 families who adopted 619 children and youth from foster care during the past year.
Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Result in Increased SNAP Benefits Starting October 1, 2023
September 28, 2023
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide higher monthly household benefits to over 300,000 Louisiana households beginning October 1, 2023, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) cost-of-living adjustment for Federal Fiscal Year 2024.
Louisiana Implementing Federal SNAP Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
September 25, 2023
Beginning October 1, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement federal work requirements and time limits for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, except in 33 parishes granted a federal waiver from the time limit rule.
DCFS Launches SET for Success Workforce Development Website
September 20, 2023
In keeping with its growing emphasis on expanding workforce development opportunities for the individuals it serves, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is launching a SET for Success workforce website with related resources for participants in SNAP, FITAP and Child Support Enforcement programs. The SET for Success program offers participants the skills, education and training to improve their job prospects and secure a brighter future for their families.
DCFS Appoints Dr. Rebecca Hook as Agency’s First Medical Director
September 19, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has appointed a pediatric emergency room physician as its first Director of Medical Services in the agency’s Child Welfare Division.
Louisiana DCFS Launches Child Support Estimator
August 22, 2023
Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its Child Support Estimator, an online tool designed to provide parents with insights into potential child support obligations. This innovative tool aims to promote financial awareness for parents while highlighting the importance of professional legal guidance and examination of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines.