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DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
May is National Foster Care Month.
May 04, 2023
Foster parents make an incredible impact on the lives of children who have experienced trauma, providing them with a loving and stable home when they need it the most. At DCFS, we strive to provide foster parents the resources and support needed to thrive, ensuring every child can access the care they deserve. Interested in fostering?
My Community Cares
May 04, 2023
My Community Cares (MCC) is a neighborhood-driven, community-focused initiative, designed to strengthen families and support communities. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every neighborhood in Louisiana has access to the services and supports they need to be healthy and safe.
Snap For College Students
April 14, 2023
College students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education may be eligible to receive aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
As Extra SNAP Benefits End, Recipients Encouraged to Update Info, Assess Options
March 01, 2023
03.01.2023 - March is the first month in three years that Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their regular benefit amount without the pandemic-related extra benefits they have received since March 2020.
December 07, 2022
The Kinship Navigator Program (KNP) serves as an information and referral network for kinship caregivers who are providing full-time care to children other than their own.
Support & Report
August 15, 2022
VIA LINK offers the Louisiana Parent Line. Specialists offer emotional support, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and plans for coping. 833-LA-CHILD (833-522-4453)
If you know a Louisiana child is being abused or neglected, call toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential. 855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)