Disaster Resources for Foster Caregivers

NOTICE! Boil Advisory Guideline for Louisiana Foster Caregivers

Many of Louisiana’s public water systems are under Boil Advisories. Download these Boil Advisory Guidelines for Louisiana Foster Caregivers.

Winter Storm Recovery Guidelines

Download Winter Storm Recovery Guidelines for Foster Caregivers.


Hurricanes

Hurricane Delta DSNAP

Residents of Beauregard, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry and St. Martin parishes can apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits to help buy groceries due to lost income or damages sustained from Hurricane Delta. This flyer from DCFS tells how to apply: Hurricane Delta – DSNAP

DCFS Child Welfare Hurricane Hotline 1-225-772-1356

Please be reminded that should you need to evacuate, please contact the foster care worker(s) or supervisor(s) of the child/ren in your care or your Home Development worker as soon as possible and provide your location information. If you cannot reach the DCFS worker, DCFS Child Welfare’s hurricane emergency hotline operates from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The DCFS Child Welfare Hurricane Hotline number is 1-225-772-1356.


RELIEF INFO at @LAFCSO on our FaceBook page!

Quick Resource Flyers

Download the Food Assistance Flyer
Download the Resources Flyer

Shelter and Emergency Food Stamps

Foster caregivers who need Emergency Shelter, text LASHELTER to 898-211.

If you need Emergency Food Stamps, call the LA HELP U Customer Service Center: 1-888-524-3578.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Foster Caregivers

Hurricane Laura Relief for Foster CareAnnually, DCFS staff provide caregivers with an Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Foster Caregivers that includes instructions and resources for caregivers during emergencies.

Download the Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Foster Caregivers


Hurricane Assistance

Loving Our Community’s Children
Contact: Sheri Sopher, 1-225-571-6632

Foster the Love
Contact: Heather Duhon, 1-337-205-2155

The Extra Mile
Contact: Heather Meylian, 1-337-230-6658

Our Savior’s Church
Contact: Angela Gagliano, 1-337-278-4994