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.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Statement from DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden and DFCS Director Bobby Cagle on Bartow County shooting

Earlier this afternoon, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Department of Human Services office in Bartow County. 

Following the shooting, the office remained on lockdown for nearly an hour as law enforcement sought the suspect. That lockdown has since ended. 

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services honors foster caregivers for National Foster Care Month

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will host an awards luncheon for foster caregivers on Monday, May 23, as part of its National Foster Care Month celebration and its continuing effort to support and retain foster parents throughout the stat

The Division of Family and Children Services State Advisory Board holds first meeting Monday

WHO: The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) State Advisory Board
 
WHEN
: Monday, May 9, from 1-4 p.m.
 
WHERE:
2 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 29th floor boardroom