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Numbers are for December 2016
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    430,586 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,479 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,615 Children Served
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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 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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Call Department of Children & Family Services' new toll-free hotline, 1-888-LAHELP-U, for automated case information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or to speak with a customer service representative between 7:30am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

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11.14.16 DCFS Receives Waiver Extension to Allow Hot Foods to be Purchased with SNAP, DSNAP Cards 11.14.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) requested and received approval for an extension of a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service to allow the purchase of hot foods with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits from eligible retailers through December 31, 2016.

11.04.16   DCFS Celebrates Record Adoptions at 18th Annual Adoption Reception
10.10.16   Governor Edwards, DCFS Announce Federal Approval of Second Month of Disaster Food Assistance for 11 Most Heavily Impacted Parishes
09.13.16   DCFS Issues Nearly $80 Million in Disaster Food Assistance in 21 Parishes
09.08.16   St. Tammany Parish has Additional ZIP Code Approved for DSNAP

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