DFCS, UGA, GSU launch child-welfare project

ATLANTA – Georgia families are likely to receive greater assistance from child welfare case managers as a result of a new partnership announced Friday by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.

DFCS Schedules Public Hearings on State Plans for Community Services Block Grant and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Thursday, June 6, 2019 on the FY 2020 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

DHS, Judge David K. Smith to host Parental Accountability Court kickoff celebration

ATLANTA — A partnership between the Georgia Department of Human Services and local courts to improve child well-being and lower incarceration rates among noncustodial fathers is expanding to the Cherokee Judicial Circuit.

Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on May 1

ATLANTA — Eligible residents may apply for cooling assistance through the Division of Family & Children Service’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning May 1.

DHS partnership seeks to improve understanding of dementia at community level

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) has become the newest partner in a global effort to improve community-level understanding and responsiveness to the needs of people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

DHS Commissioner Crittenden named to Leadership Council of American Public Human Services Association

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden has been appointed to a two-year term on the Leadership Council of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).

DHS introduces interactive data on dhs.georgia.gov website

ATLANTA – As part of its ongoing commitment to open government and transparency, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a new section of its website to provide information to the public about its services, Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced today.

Department of Human Services to host 2nd Employer Symposium in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is hosting its second Employer Symposium March 28 at the Marriott Atlanta Century Center.

Georgia announces Disaster TANF program in 20 counties

ATLANTA – Georgians hit hardest by Hurricane Michael can apply for assistance to support their families under a temporary program supported by the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). DFCS will implement a Disas

DHS honors best employees statewide with 2nd annual Commissioner’s Staff Excellence Awards

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden has honored outstanding staff and team members with the second annual Commissioner’s Staff Excellence and Rookie Awards.