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  • Oil Prompts Food Assistance

    May 12, 2010 7:29 PM

    The oil slick continues to impact the livelihood of shrimpers and fishermen along the coast. They could lose out huge financially because of the crude disaster. Now, two organizations are taking steps to prevent the impact from trickling down to the dinner table. The Louisiana Department of Social Services... more »
  • New Food Stamp Rules for Those Affected By Spill

    May 12, 2010 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an effort to aid fishermen and shrimpers affected by the oil spill, the Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) issued an emergency rule today revising what income and assets can be counted to determine eligibility for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known... more »
  • DSS Cuts in Louisiana

    March 11, 2010 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Department of Social Services is proposing a reorganization that would consolidate offices, eliminate nearly 200 jobs and create more ways for people to apply for services. If approved, the changes would eliminate layers of midlevel management that were targeted by a government streamlining panel... more »
  • DSS Kicks Off Adoption Month With Celebration at Governor's Mansion

    November 6, 2009 1:48 PM

    Events planned across state all month BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »
  • DSS Provides Update on Child Care Licensing Reform

    November 3, 2009 3:00 PM

    Initial Risk Assessment Results in 12 Operating Licenses Being Revoked: BATON ROUGE - As part of the child care licensing reform efforts announced in September, Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) Secretary Kristy Nichols today announced that an initial 90-day assessment of a select number of child care centers... more »

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