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  • Agenda for Children

    Agenda for Children has served as Louisiana’s statewide child advocacy organization, as well as our region’s leading support organization for early childhood education (children ages 0-8). We work to inform public conversations on children, advocate for better policies that impact children and families, increase access to high quality early care and education, improve the quality of those experiences, and connect people to community resources. Specifically, our work improves child well-being by empowering the adults who have the greatest impact on children’s lives. Content Detail

    Agenda for Children
  • Caring for a Relative's Child: The Kinship Care Subsidy Program

    The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) gives monthly cash to eligible people taking care of children who are related, but not their own. You can also listen to a sound recording of this resource. Read More

    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
  • Children's Advocacy House- Gingerbread House

    The Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving abused children in 1998. The Center works in close collaboration with local law enforcement, child protective services, the district attorney's offices, and medical and mental health professionals to provide the best possible services for abused children and their families. Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy center coordinates interviews and investigations with the referring agencies and other professionals from the initial screening to the final disposition of the case. The Center assists in gathering evidence and documenting the victim's verbal testimony, which is necessary for criminal prosecution and related proceedings. Through the Center's advocacy program, child victims and their families are prepared for the criminal justice process in such a way that prevents further victimization. The Gingerbread House provides mental health interventions for child victims and their non-offending family members, so that the healing process can begin. Content Detail

  • Child Welfare Services in Louisiana- Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

    Find out about adoption, protection from abuse and neglect, and foster care. To report suspected child abuse, call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Read More

    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
  • Families Helping Families Centers

    Find the Families Helping Families Center nearest you. This non-profit helps families with members who have special needs. Read More

    Families Helping Families
  • Find a Department of Children & Family Services Office Near You

    Interactive portal to find the nearest La. Department of Children & Family Services office Content Detail

    LA Department of Children & Family Services
  • Find a HRSA Community Health Center

    Search for HRSA Funded Health Centers Content Detail

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Foster Care: Who's Looking Out for Me?

    Two-video series gives an introduction to the court system and Child In Need of Care (CINC) proceedings and an introduction to foster care. Content Detail

    Children's Law Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • How do I become a foster parent?

    Information and resources about being a foster parent, about children who need foster homes, certification and support resources. Content Detail

    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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  • Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)

    Information about the Kinship Care subsidy program from the state agency. KCSP provides cash assistance of $222 per month for each eligible child who resides with a qualified relative other than a parent. A child may meet the eligibility requirements for both the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) but may only receive assistance in one program. Content Detail

    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services