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.
 

Public to comment on state’s plan for preventing child abuse

ATLANTA – Members of the public can offer comments on the revision of the state’s plan for preventing child abuse at a series of meetings around the state.

DHS awarded grant to expand upon services to assist victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) received a grant award to assist vulnerable adults who have fallen victim to criminal maltreatment at the hands of their caregivers.

DHS commissioner announces new general counsel

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced changes to the Department’s senior leadership team today.

Local community programs recognized by state initiative

ATLANTA – A select group of local family-support programs from across Georgia were chosen to participate in the state child-welfare agency’s State of Hope initiative, the Division of Family & Children Service (DFCS) announced Friday. 

DHS Chief of Staff named to 2020 class of Leadership Cobb

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Chief of Staff Gerlda Hines has been named to the 2020 class of Leadership Cobb by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, one of the most distinguished leadership programs in the state.

Georgia DHS recognized for innovative use of technology in human resources

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) was recognized by the premier professional community in human resources for their innovative use of technology in the successful implementation of a state-of-the-art applicant tracking system.

Outpouring of support for Baby India highlights need for awareness of prevention and permanency

ATLANTA – The responses from across the country – and even internationally – for an infant discovered in the North Georgia woods brings attention to the need for increased awareness regarding preventative services and for foster and adoptive parents for hundreds of other Georgia

DHS launches initiative to improve Georgians understanding of dementia, support of those living with the disease

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Service (DAS) today launched a new initiative to help communities learn how they can become better friends, neighbors and relatives to people who live with dementia.
 

DFCS Director Rawlings announces senior leadership changes

ATLANTA – Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Tom C. Rawlings announced changes to the Division’s senior leadership team today.

Family and Children Services Names Foster Caregivers of the Year

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services honored several families as Foster Caregivers of the Year during an appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony on May 20 in Atlanta.

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).