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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 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.
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 recently named Kevin Harris as interim Legislative Director Legislative Affairs and Communications.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free and reduced lunch.
Georgia is now one of 36 states that allows citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to order groceries online.
This Spring, a record number of Atlanta-area youth graduated high school.
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) will work to reduce social isolation for older adults and people with disabilities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a federal CARES Act grant.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) remain committed to protecting children and serving families across Georgia.
The office at 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100, will close its doors permanently at the end of business today.
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.
Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.
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.
The Georgia Department of Human Services has completed an investigation into an improper disposal of confidential case files.
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.
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 residents will now need to apply for all services at the new location – 6435 Shiloh Road, Suite C, Alpharetta, GA 30005.