Georgia DFCS Honors Foster Families Virtually This May

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

Georgia’s Aging Services leader to help provide “road map” to reopening nation’s aging and disability agencies

ADvancing States tapped Georgia Division of Aging Services Director Abby Cox this week to join a workgroup charged with designing a “road map” to reopen Older Americans Act programming across the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Division of Child Support Services expands call center hours for customers

The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) is expanding its call center business hours for customers who cannot be seen in person starting this week.
 

Georgia DFCS Staff Work on the Front Line During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) remain committed to protecting children and serving families across Georgia.

Canton child support office moves to new location March 30

The office at 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100, will close its doors permanently at the end of business today.

Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on April 1, 2020

Eligible residents may apply for cooling assistance through the Division of Family& Children Service’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning April 1, 2020.

DFCS Issues P-SNAP for March

Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.

Georgia DOE/DFCS Partner to Encourage Families to Use Student Tablets to Access SNAP, Medicaid, or TANF Benefits

DOE/DFCS are partnering to encourage families with school-age children to use district-issued student devices to access online SNAP, Medicaid or TANF applications rather than visit the local county office.

DHS notifies Richmond County and surrounding areas of improper disposal of confidential files

The Georgia Department of Human Services has completed an investigation into an improper disposal of confidential case files.

DHS implements new office protocols in response to COVID-19

In alignment with Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s call to limit in-person contact across the state, the Department of Human Services is implementing new office protocols in response to COVID-19. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all DHS offices will encourage customers to use self-service options and telephonic communication as a primary means to conduct business. Individuals requiring in-person consultation will be seen by appointment only.

2020 State of Hope Application Now Open

Nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses, individuals and all interested parties can now apply to receive potential funding, technical assistance and community support from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) State of Hope (SoH) initiative. 

Forsyth County DFCS announces new location

Forsyth County residents will now need to apply for all services at the new location –  6435 Shiloh Road, Suite C, Alpharetta, GA 30005. 

Cherokee County DFCS announces new location

Cherokee County residents will now need to apply for all services at the new location – 1300 Univeter Rd., Canton, GA 30115.

DeKalb County DFCS announces new location

DeKalb County residents will now need to apply for all services at the new location - 2300 Parklake  Dr., Atlanta 30345.

White County DFCS announces new location

White County residents will now need to apply for all services at the new location – 970 East Kytle Street, Cleveland, 30528.

DHS publishes State Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

As part of its mission to uphold transparency and accountability to the public, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) published the DHS State Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report online this week.

DeKalb County DFCS announces new location

DeKalb County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) staff are preparing to relocate in early 2020.

GeorgiaCares teams up with FVSU mobile unit to bring free, unbiased Medicare counseling to seniors around the state

ATLANTA – GeorgiaCares has partnered with the Fort Valley State University Mobile Technology Unit to provide free Medicare counseling sessions throughout the state during the Medicare Open Enrollment period.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program opens Nov. 1

ATLANTA — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will be available Nov.

DHS Commissioner named one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence”

ATLANTA— Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden has been selected by the Atlanta Business League as one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” for the second year in a row.
 

Gov. Kemp celebrates Parental Accountability Court graduates

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp joined Superior Court Judge Ann B.

Richmond County DFCS announces new location

Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) staff are preparing to relocate at the end of this week.

Georgia extends deadline for SNAP recipients to report food lost in Hurricane Dorian

Georgia residents who receive food stamps now have additional time to report food lost due to power outages during Hurricane Dorian.

Camilla child support manager receives national award for outstanding leadership

ATLANTA – Camilla Child Support Office Manager Cindy York is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Leader Award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association(NCSEA).

Georgia's Child Support Services Director to lead National Child Support Enforcement Association

ATLANTA – Georgia’s child support director will soon begin her term as the new president of the National Child Support Enforcement Association’s (NCSEA) Board of Directors.