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Older Americans Month 2013-Unleash the Power of Age!

May 1, 2013

ATLANTA - The Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services is recognizing May as Older Americans month in Georgia. In that spirit, DHS invites communities to celebrate older adults’ achievements as workers, volunteers, family anchors, and life mentors.

DFCS Issues Quarterly Child Death Analysis

April 15, 2013

ATLANTA – Today, the Department published its second Quarterly Child Death Analysis. The analysis updates child death statistics through the 4th quarter of 2012. The quarterly data provides insight into the circumstances surrounding a child’s death for children whose families have been provided support services within the last five years.

We All Play a Role in Preventing Child Abuse in our Communities: April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

March 25, 2013

ATLANTA – Commissioner Clyde L. Reese, III of the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) joined Governor Nathan Deal along with First Lady Sandra Deal, the Governor’s Office of Children and Families, and the First Lady’s Children Cabinet to declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month is a time to recognize that we each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities.

Food Stamp Benefit Distribution Date May Change

October 18, 2011

SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients will soon experience a change in the timing of their monthly benefit. Starting in November, the State will use a new formula to determine when clients will receive their benefits. Food stamp benefit amounts will not change as a result of this new process and the date will still fall between the 5th and the 14th of each month. Benefits will now be distributed based on the last two digits of the Client ID for the Head of Household.

DHR accepting applications for energy assistance

September 12, 2011

The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is providing cooling assistance for low income Georgians through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The $6.4 million federally funded program will provide much needed assistance to those who are experiencing added financial strain in paying their power bills due to recent high temperatures. The state expects to serve approximately 24,000 low income households.

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