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Cash Assistance for Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF Recipients

Gov. Kemp dedicated more than $1 billion to DHS to provide cash assistance for Georgians who were enrolled and actively receiving Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF benefits on July 31, 2022. Learn more here.


Georgia Department of Human Services


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

Community organizations to receive State of Hope funding

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the newest batch of State of Hope sites. The 26 selected sites will receive technical assistance and funding from DHS’ Division of Family and Children Services to invest in safety nets that ensure Georgia’s children and families are safe, thriving, and full of hope.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for Heating Opens Nov. 1

Atlanta, GA – While the nation faces higher energy costs this winter, the Georgia Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family & Children Services is ready to help vulnerable Georgians stay warm through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally funded program assists low-income, elderly, and disabled Georgians with heating bills through payments to home energy suppliers.

DHS Announces New SNAP Retailer

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is proud to announce the Atlanta-based Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market, a retail and wholesale international food company, as the state’s newest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer. Beginning this month, SNAP recipients can use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to purchase SNAP-eligible products in all eight of the company’s physical locations and online at ndmmarket.com.

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November is National Adoption Month

Celebrate National Adoption Month

Across the country, November is recognized as National Adoption Month. In the last fiscal year, 1,228 children were adopted in the State of Georgia.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

Georgia SHIP can assist you with changes to your Medicare coverage

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