June 6, 2011 - ATLANTA – More than 260 foster care youth will be honored and recognized for their educational achievements at the19th Annual Celebration of Excellence. The Celebration of Excellence is a statewide graduation event and scholarship program for youth in Georgia’s foster care system who are graduating from high school, GED programs, vocational school or college. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts.
It isn’t always easy being a foster parent, but as most of Georgia’s 3507 families who foster children across the state will tell you, it is also extremely rewarding.
ATLANTA (GA) – To assist foster families impacted by the recent severe weather, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children Services has established an Emergency Hot Line for Foster Families having to relocate.
ATLANTA (GA) – Crimes against older adults and people with disabilities frequently go unrecognized, unreported and unprosecuted, but a new group of statewide agencies aims to change that.
The U.S. Administration on Aging announced that Georgia has won the 2011 Excellence in Action award for Outstanding Achievement in Changing Systems by a State. The honor recognizes the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services for developing programs that improve services and support for older adults and people with disabilities.
January 2011 - ATLANTA (GA) – The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and the Fatherhood Program are collecting teddy bears and other stuffed animals for children as part of their “Bearable Hugs for Georgia’s Children” campaign. The toys will be given to children receiving care at pediatric facilities throughout Georgia, women’s shelters, law enforcement agencies and other children’s organizations.
ATLANTA (GA) – Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—collected 3,530 new and nearly bags during the ninth annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive for foster children.
ATLANTA (GA) - Commissioner B.J. Walker of the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) has appointed Brenda Woodard as Chief Legal Officer.