McDonough child support office moves to new location

The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) will serve Henry County residents from a new location beginning Monday, April 12.

DPH and DHS team up to help seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are joining efforts to ensure vulnerable seniors get access to the COVID-19 vaccine. DPH, DHS and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will be helping older adults to sign up for and coordinate transportation services to vaccination appointments across the state.

State child support office to educate teens, young adults about responsible parenting with grant funds

Georgia’s Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) received $890,401 to develop a program that provides education to teens and young adults about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of parenthood.

Aging services to use $4.6 million grant to provide home-delivered meals to vulnerable adults

Georgia’s Division of Aging Services (DAS) will use grant funding to offer home-delivered meals to vulnerable adults. The $4.6 million grant, awarded by the Administration for Community Living, will allow Georgia to serve many adults who may not have previously received the agency’s services, but who now need additional assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia expands online and grocery delivery options for food stamp recipients

Instacart, the North American leader in online grocery delivery, and ALDI are partnering to provide greater access to low-income families that rely on public assistance when ordering groceries for same-day curbside pickup and delivery in Georgia. This takes place in partnership with ALDI at their 60+ stores statewide.

Georgia child support mobile app nets national award for excellence in experience

Georgia’s Child Support Services mobile app earned its fourth award and garnered national attention as a winner at this year’s 4th annual Government Experience Awards hosted by the Center for Digital Government.

National Adoption Month to Highlight Ways to Engage Youth Voice in Permanency Planning

This year, National Adoption Month's theme is "Engage Youth: Listen and Learn." The U.S. Children's Bureau and its partners will share resources on engaging youth to participate in their case planning. This empowering practice can improve outcomes and lead to greater opportunities for success in their lives.

Aging Services to use grant to boost nutrition programs, feed seniors in emergencies

In 2021, Georgia’s Division of Aging Services will revamp food programs in senior centers and provide nutrition services during emergencies using funds from a nutrition innovation grant awarded by the Administration for Community Living.

 

Free webinars help Medicare recipients select the best plan options

GeorgiaCares expands counseling services to web-based platform.

The Low‐Income Home Energy Assistance Program opens Nov. 2

Beginning Nov. 2, 2020 residents aged 65 and older or those who are medically homebound can apply for assistance through the Department’s LIHEAP. All other eligible residents may apply for assistance beginning Dec. 1, 2020. Funds are administered through local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are exhausted.