LA HMIS Resource Guide

Full Resource Name:

LA CAFE' - Client Online Access

627 N. Fourth St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(888) 524-3578

www.dcfs.la.gov/cafe

Description:

CAFE' provides single-point-of-entry for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) programs and allows clients to create an online account, check the status of applications, complete a 'smart' application and submit redeterminations for continued support.

Programs available through LA CAFE':
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps): provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy food

- Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): assistance to families to help pay child care needed in order to work or attend school or training

- Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP): temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families who need assistance for children

- Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP): cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents

- Child Support Enforcement Services: parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child and/or medical support orders and collection and distribution of child support payments

- Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP): food assistance program for Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years of age and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

General Information

Hours:

24/7

Intake Process:

To login, visit www.dcfs.la.gov/cafe. Computer acess/assistance available through DCFS' local community partners (www.dcfs.la.gov/partners) or visit a DCFS office to access CAFE' at a computer kiosk

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English; Spanish and Vietemese language selections available

Eligibility:

Louisiana low income households

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

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