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 services that protect and enhance the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents, serving more than 2 million Georgians. The department employs approximately 8,912 people, with an annual budget of $1.89 billion in State Fiscal Year 2021. DHS comprises three divisions – Aging Services, Child Support Services and Family & Children Services.

Our vision is to build stronger families for a stronger Georgia.