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Thanks for visiting the Georgia Department of Human Services - DHS

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) formed in July 2009 as part of the reorganization of the former Georgia Department of Human Resources, which had served Georgia since 1972. DHS delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety and well-being for all Georgians.

The department is one of the largest agencies in state government with an annual budget of $1.8 billion and 10,000 employees. DHS is comprised of 3 Divisions and 7 Offices.

DHS is the new structure of the former Georgia Department of Human Resources. Our mission is to provide Georgia with customer-focused human services that promote child and adult protection, child welfare, stronger families and self-sufficiency. DHS includes the Division of Aging Services, the Division of Child Support Services, and the Division of Family and Children Services.

Apply Online for Foodstamps
COMPASS is a new way to access services offered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) without having to leave the comfort of your home. The website www.compass.ga.gov serves as a single point of entry for a wide range of programs.

Guide to Services
If you have been laid off and are in need of assistance with food, health care or other types of social services, see this guide.