BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will fund 16 domestic violence service providers across the state, including one provider that is expanding to
Total funding for all domestic violence service providers is $6.169 million, an increase over last year. Funding for providers takes into account the size of the population served, square miles covered and the previous year's funding amounts.
"We are proud to announce these increases to further combat domestic violence in
Beginning July 1, Taylor House/Project Celebration, which currently serves Many, will expand to
"We have worked closely with the Shreveport Mayor's Office and community stakeholders to ensure a continuity of services in the
In order to determine funding amounts, DCFS began with prior year allocations and then considered the size of the population and the number of square miles each program serves. All providers saw at least a small increase in funding for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Funding directly to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps provide technical assistance to providers and partially funds the Domestic Violence hotline.