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DHS delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.

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Press Releases and Announcements

Gov. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and DHS Announce Statewide Campaign to Recruit More Foster Parents

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Candice Broce today announced a new statewide marketing campaign to help recruit and retain more foster parents for youth in state custody.

Federal Government Extends PHE, Keeps Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on Pause until Mid-October

On Friday, the Biden Administration announced the official extension of the federal public health emergency (PHE) through October 13, 2022. During the PHE, state Medicaid agencies are required to continue health care coverage for all medical assistance programs, even if someone’s eligibility changes. To ensure all Georgia Medicaid recipients are informed when their coverage needs to be redetermined, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) and Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) continue to urge Medicaid recipients to update their account information and communication preferences.

State of Hope Launches Fifth Round of Application Requests

Georgia’s State of Hope (SOH) opened its fifth round of applications on Monday, June 20, 2022, and is seeking “big ideas” that will help children and family service providers, community members, families, and businesses create and sustain nurturing environments for healthy families.

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Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Honor a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia and find caregiver resources.

Malcolm McDonald

DHS employee ages his way and continues to work at age 80

Age is just a number and Older Americans Month is a great time to highlight the contributions of our older adult population.

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