COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DHS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DHS. In-person services will be provided by appointment only. For more information, click here.
Madison County DFCS announces temporary relocation
Danielsville, GA – Madison County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) will be closing its doors on Friday, July 31. The previous location, 306 W. Courthouse Square, Danielsville, GA 30633, will temporarily relocate the office and all operations to Elbert
County DFCS located at 45 Forest Avenue Elberton, GA 30635.
Due to COVID-19 and lobby closures, constituents needing economic assistance and child welfare services in Madison County are encouraged to access self-service options online:
Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid and TANF Benefits
Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents and case status info for all benefits; (Food Stamps, Medicaid and TANF account updates are also housed on this site.)
Download an Application
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
Call: 888-421-3281 for updates
Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 to apply for benefits, check the status of existing applications or request assistance. Applications and verification for all program areas can be mailed to Madison/Elbert DFCS, 45 Forrest Ave, Elberton GA, 30635.
For more information and updates about the relocation, constituents can call 706-795-2128. To report instances of child abuse or neglect, please call the DFCS Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake Communication Center at 1-855-GA-CHILD (1-855-422-4453).
Ongoing updates will be posted at www.dfcs.ga.gov.
About Georgia DFCS
DFCS administers The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]), a federally funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. DFCS is responsible for issuance of SNAP, Medicaid and TANF to low-income families; assistance for out-of-work parents to help them get back on their feet as well as multiple support services and programs to help families in need.