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Family Services

Our goal with this blog is to provide a list of family resources. This list is for the state; we can add parish-specific information later. Please help us curate this information by sharing programs or resources not on this list.

Family support programs in Louisiana aim to provide resources, assistance, and support to families in various areas, such as health, education, and social services. Because programs evolve, you should contact them directly for the most up-to-date information. Please comment below if anything changes so we can update this resource.

1. Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS):

   - Website: [Louisiana DCFS](

   - DCFS offers various programs and services, including child welfare, economic stability, and family support.

2. Louisiana 211:

   - Website: [Louisiana 211](

   - A helpline that connects individuals and families with resources for basic needs, including housing, food, and healthcare.

3. Louisiana Head Start:

   - Website: [Louisiana Head Start](

   - Head Start programs provide early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income families.

4. Louisiana WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program:

   - Website: [Louisiana WIC](

   - WIC provides nutrition education, healthy food, and support for pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.

5. Louisiana Early Steps:

   - Website: [Louisiana Early Steps](

   - Early Steps is Louisiana's Early Intervention System, providing services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

6. Louisiana Kinship Navigator:

   - Website: [Louisiana Kinship Navigator](

   - Support and resources for relatives (kinship caregivers) raising children.

7. Louisiana Family to Family Health Information Center:

   - Website: [LaF2F](

   - Offers support, information, and assistance for families of children with special health care needs.

8. Louisiana Parenting Education Network:

   - Website: [LPEN](

   - Provides parenting education resources and connects parents with parenting classes and workshops.

9. Louisiana Child Care Assistance Program:

   - Website: [Child Care Assistance](

   - Offers financial assistance to low-income families for child care services.

10. Louisiana Medicaid:

    - Website: [Louisiana Medicaid](

    - Provides health coverage for eligible low-income individuals and families.

11. Louisiana Workforce Commission - Family Support:

    - Website: [LWC - Family Support](

    - Offers support services, including unemployment benefits, job search assistance, and workforce training.

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