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The Department of Children and Family Services is reopening offices to the public on Friday, May 15, 2020, with a 25% capacity restriction, including office lobbies. This is in an effort to continue to mitigate further spread of the coronavirus and maintain safety for visitors and staff.
For April 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.