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About Public Benefits

This covers information about public benefits and social services that people can get from the government. This includes public benefits such as food stamps, disability, unemployment, or other social needs. Find out what government programs might help you. Most government programs were created by federal law. Most are run in Louisiana by state agencies, but some are run directly by federal government agencies. You may be eligible for some services or benefits but not others.

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.

Families Helping Families Centers

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

Find a HRSA Community Health Center

Search for HRSA Funded Health Centers

Indian Health Services

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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