51 high school students to join DHS efforts to build “Stronger families for a stronger Georgia” through Youth Empowerment Series

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden today announced the selection of 51 Georgia high school students to serve on the Department’s inaugural Youth Empowerment Series.

DHS launches online chat feature to assist Georgians with child support cases

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) this week launched a new chat feature to assist customers with child support cases online.

DHS vendor to replace nearly 7,300 debit cards to ensure cardholder security following cyberattack

ATLANTA – Following a cyberattack on a major nationwide retailer, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to ensure the security of its customers and employees.

DHS awards grants to help older adults live more independently

ATLANTA – Residents in four areas of Georgia will have greater access to cost-effective technologies that allow older residents to lead safer, more independent lives. 

DFCS to hold public hearings on state plan for Community Services Block Grant

What: 
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
 

DFCS to hold public hearings on state plan for energy assistance

What: 
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

Georgia DFCS launches child abuse registry

ATLANTA — The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) today launched a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division.

DHS launches website to support kinship caregivers

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) today launched a new web portal aimed at providing Georgia’s kinship caregivers with information on available resources as they seek to provide care for relative children.

DHS restructures Home and Community-Based Services wait list to help consumers better understand the availability of services

ATLANTA – Effective July 1, the Department of Human Services has restructured its wait list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) to help consumers better understand the likelihood of receiving services within the next year.

DHS Commissioner Crittenden reappoints four to Georgia Council on Aging

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced the reappointment of four members to the Georgia Council on Aging today.