A vision for child and family well-being in Georgia

The Prevention and Community Support Section of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia has taken action to develop a statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan. Since its last version 20 years ago, state agencies and organizations and various stakeholders, including state and local government leaders, community-based and human services providers, early childhood educators, parents, caregivers, and faith-based organizations, have developed a new vision for child and family well-being in Georgia.

Georgia DFCS Virtually Celebrates Kinship Care Month this September

Across Georgia, 34% of children in care are in a kinship arrangement. A kinship arrangement consists of relatives and close family friends caring for children when their parents cannot care for them.

Stephens County DFCS announces temporary relocation

Stephens County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) will be closing its doors on Friday, Aug. 28. The previous location, 64 Boulevard, Suite 101 Toccoa, GA 30577, will temporarily relocate the office and all operations to Banks County DFCS located at 154 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547.

Georgia local community programs enhanced by statewide initiative

Seventeen Georgia community organizations have been selected to receive technical assistance and funding from the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services through its State of Hope initiative.

The Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) Names interim Director of Legislative Affairs and Communications

The Division of Family & Children Services recently named Kevin Harris as interim Legislative Director Legislative Affairs and Communications.

Madison County DFCS announces temporary relocation

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.

Partner agencies provide pandemic assistance for 1.1M Georgia students

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) partnered with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free or reduced school lunch. The Family First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 allows the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to facilitate the distribution of the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to eligible students statewide.
 

Georgians impacted by COVID-19 to receive energy assistance

The CARES Act allows LIHEAP grantees to obligate any portion of these supplemental funds in FY 2020 and/or FY 2021. Eligible Georgia residents may apply for energy assistance through the Division of Family & Children Service’s LIHEAP.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: DFCS State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: DFCS State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).