Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the newest batch of State of Hope sites. The 26 selected sites will receive technical assistance and funding from DHS’ Division of Family and Children Services to invest in safety nets that ensure Georgia’s children and families are safe, thriving, and full of hope.

“We were thrilled by the volume of ideas submitted this year and to be able to offer funding to a record-breaking number of organizations,” said LaMarva Ivory, DHS’ Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs. “These hope-givers make our communities stronger and more nurturing. We look forward to seeing their continued, positive impact on Georgians’ safety and success.”

The 2022 awardees comprise nonprofits spanning 13 regions of the state. View the full list and project summaries here. Since its 2018 launch, State of Hope has supported more than 300 organizations, all of which remain in the Hope Ecosystem, where they continue to connect, learn, and collaborate to create family-centered support systems. 

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