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  • Child Care Assistance Program

    To support all families in accessing high-quality child care, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to low-income families while they are working or attending school. Read More

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Education
  • About the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program

    The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
  • How Can I Save Money for Disability-Related Expenses Without Losing Public Benefits?

    The "Louisiana Achieving a Better Life Experience Act" Program, also called "ABLE" allows families to save for disability-related expenses of their loved ones. The advantage of this program is that it allows the family to save without worrying about whether the assets in an account will be counted as an asset for purposes of determining eligibility for federal and state benefits programs such as Medicaid and Social Security. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
  • How Long Can I Stay On Welfare? FAQs About Welfare Time Limits

    Learn about the time limits for receiving FITAP cash benefits and re-qualifying if you lose eligibility. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
  • 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

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
  • COVID-19 Children and Family

    This resource provides information on family and child related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, represent legal advice. All information available on this site is for general informational purposes only. If you need legal help, you should contact a lawyer. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • COVID-19 Pandemic-EBT Program

    This is a short FAQ list for P-EBT Food Support for children during COVID-19 Read More

    By:
    Louisiana Appleseed