The Louisiana Institute for Children in Families (LICF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the needs of children without families, and removing policy barriers that prevent children from knowing the love and support of a "forever family."
Through three distinct programs, we connect child welfare service providers, policy makers and political & community leaders with those who are directly impacted by child welfare policy, all in an effort to improve outcomes for families.
Our vision is a world in which every child knows the love and support of a family.
There are many collaborative efforts across Louisiana and around the country to improve the lives of foster youth, but the fact remains that roughly 250 kids in Louisiana and 25,000 kids nationally "age out" of our foster system each year. For this reason, we have convened a regional coalition of like-minded advocates to mobilize around a common agenda of better connecting foster children with permanent, loving, families in the NOLA-BR region. Our group piloted the first state chapter of CCAI in an effort to provide greater strategy and stronger focus to securing nurturing families for all Louisiana foster children, whether it be through reunification, kinship care, or adoption.