Press Releases

Georgia Disaster-Designated Counties Approved for Disaster Food Assistance

May 10, 2011

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). This program is designed to provide food stamp benefits to people who might not ordinarily qualify for the food stamp program.

Honoring Educational Achievements of Georgia’s Foster Care Youth

May 6, 2011

June 6, 2011 - ATLANTA – More than 260 foster care youth will be honored and recognized for their educational achievements at the19th Annual Celebration of Excellence. The Celebration of Excellence is a statewide graduation event and scholarship program for youth in Georgia’s foster care system who are graduating from high school, GED programs, vocational school or college. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts.

State Taking Action Against Abuse

April 6, 2011

ATLANTA (GA) – Crimes against older adults and people with disabilities frequently go unrecognized, unreported and unprosecuted, but a new group of statewide agencies aims to change that.

Georgia Wins National Award for Innovation in Community Living Initiatives

February 25, 2011

The U.S. Administration on Aging announced that Georgia has won the 2011 Excellence in Action award for Outstanding Achievement in Changing Systems by a State. The honor recognizes the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services for developing programs that improve services and support for older adults and people with disabilities.

Child support services kicks off 'bearable hugs for Georgia’s children’ campaign

January 1, 2011

January 2011 - ATLANTA (GA) – The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and the Fatherhood Program are collecting teddy bears and other stuffed animals for children as part of their “Bearable Hugs for Georgia’s Children” campaign. The toys will be given to children receiving care at pediatric facilities throughout Georgia, women’s shelters, law enforcement agencies and other children’s organizations.


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