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DCFS Office Closure Updates



Calsasieu child welfare (CW) offices in Lake Charles are now open!

1919 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601 


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)
  • Vernon Parish (CW)
    (337) 238-7030
  • LAHelpU Customer Service Center
  • Email

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: