Division of Aging Services to use $1.7 million grant to increase access to services and reduce social isolation

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) will work to reduce social isolation for older adults and people with disabilities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a federal CARES Act grant.

Georgia DFCS Honors Foster Families Virtually This May

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

Georgia’s Aging Services leader to help provide “road map” to reopening nation’s aging and disability agencies

ADvancing States tapped Georgia Division of Aging Services Director Abby Cox this week to join a workgroup charged with designing a “road map” to reopen Older Americans Act programming across the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Division of Child Support Services expands call center hours for customers

The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) is expanding its call center business hours for customers who cannot be seen in person starting this week.
 

Georgia DFCS Staff Work on the Front Line During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) remain committed to protecting children and serving families across Georgia.

Canton child support office moves to new location March 30

The office at 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100, will close its doors permanently at the end of business today.

Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on April 1, 2020

Eligible residents may apply for cooling assistance through the Division of Family& Children Service’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning April 1, 2020.

DFCS Issues P-SNAP for March

Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.

Georgia DOE/DFCS Partner to Encourage Families to Use Student Tablets to Access SNAP, Medicaid, or TANF Benefits

DOE/DFCS are partnering to encourage families with school-age children to use district-issued student devices to access online SNAP, Medicaid or TANF applications rather than visit the local county office.

DHS notifies Richmond County and surrounding areas of improper disposal of confidential files

The Georgia Department of Human Services has completed an investigation into an improper disposal of confidential case files.