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DHS delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Department of Human Services, as authorized by the Board of Human Services, filed three amendments to the Rules and Regulations for Child Placing Agencies with the Secretary of State. The amendments, which will go into effect March 13, 2023, eliminate the need for providers to request waivers of certain regulatory requirements and make certain regulatory requirements less burdensome for providers.
Marietta, GA – Last month, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that the Cobb County Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) office is relocating to a new office space.
Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to transforming its systems and work to meet its goals of serving customers. In support of these efforts, DHS has submitted seven requests in recent months to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for waivers to improve outcomes for Division of Family & Children Services customers and benefits workers. Three of seven waivers have been approved, and the remaining four – pending FNS consideration and approval – will help ensure children and families get the services they need in a timely manner, enhance work processes and supports, and improve caseworker effectiveness.
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Too often, the Georgia Department of Human Services receives reports of criminals working to steal customers’ benefits. While we cannot stop criminals from acting, we encourage all customers to be vigilant and take steps to educate themselves and protect their private information and benefits.
March is National Social Work Month. This year’s theme, “Social Work Breaks Barriers,” highlights how social workers have enriched our society by empowering people and communities to overcome hurdles that prevent them from living life to the fullest.
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