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DCFS Office Closure Updates

Announcements

2.22.21

State Offices Closed Tuesday, February 23, in Seven Parishes

State offices will be closed Tuesday, February 23, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area:

Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.

This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.

2.21.21

State Offices Closed in Seven Parishes Monday, February 22

State offices will be closed Monday, February 22, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area:

Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.

This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.

2.18.21

State Offices Closed in 29 Parishes on Friday, Feb. 19th

State offices will be closed in the following 29 parishes Friday, February 19, due to hazardous conditions caused by severe winter weather:

Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.

This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.

2.17.21

State Offices Closed in 36 Parishes on Thursday, Feb. 18th

State offices will be closed in the following 36 parishes Thursday, February 18, due to hazardous conditions caused by severe winter weather:

Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Landry, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.

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1.13.21

Calcasieu Child Welfare (CW) Offices in Lake Charles Now Open!

1919 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

10.9.20

Hurricane Laura, Delta Closures in Cameron, Calcasieu Parishes

All DCFS offices in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes will remain closed until further notice in the wake of Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

In addition, the following DCFS office is closed because of lingering damage from the hurricanes: Vernon (CW)

Please continue to check the DCFS website for updates.  
  • Calcasieu (CW)
    337-936-0857
  • Vernon Parish (CW)
    (337) 238-7030
  • LAHelpU Customer Service Center
    888-524-3578
  • Email
    LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov
3.16.20

Foster Parent Trainings Postponed

Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person Foster Parent Orientations and Pre-service trainings have been postponed. DCFS will provide updates as they become available.  

Find out more about Foster Parent Training and how to participate remotely.


What You Need to Know Before Visiting a DCFS Office

Visitors to DCFS offices should be prepared to answer some screening questions and have their temperature checked at the door, to wear a mask or face covering at all times while in the building, and to be asked to return at a later date if showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Visitors also should be prepared to wait outside the office, while maintaining the recommended 6 feet of social distancing between people, or in their vehicles if the office’s capacity has already been reached.DCFS offices are open to the public with an decreased capacity. This is in an effort to continue to mitigate further spread of the coronavirus and maintain safety for visitors and staff.

To reduce potential wait times, DCFS encourages clients and applicants to continue to access services electronically or by phone whenever possible, as follows: