SPARK interest in DHS

This year, DHS is continuing its SPARK program in partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service to provide information on community services and programs in cities across the state. 
  
SPARK community events are planned statewide throughout the year. During the SPARK events, DHS staff will be on site to conduct individualized assessments, provide referrals to employment opportunities, answer questions about public assistance programs and connect local residents to resources in their area. In addition, the Georgia Public Library Service offers all Georgians free and open access to a wide variety of programs, classes, information and resources. 
 
Participating libraries will host community resource fairs featuring social service organizations, nonprofits, government agencies and businesses. You can visit your local library during a SPARK event to learn more about these services and programs:

Aging Services
•    Aging & Disability Resources
•    Meal Assistance 
•    In-Home Care
•    Medicare Options
•    Adult Protective Services
 
Child Support Services
•    Assistance for noncustodial parents
•    Driver’s license reinstatement and avoiding driver’s license suspensions
•    Education and training
•    Employment assistance
•    Access and Visitation
 
Family & Children Services

•    Food Stamps (SNAP)
•    Cash Assistance (TANF) 
•    Home Energy Assistance
•    Employment Assistance 
•    Foster Care and adoption
•    Child Welfare
  
January SPARK events: 
 
January 7 | 11 a.m. – noon | Walnut Grove Public Library, 1000 Walnut Grove Pkwy., Loganville, GA 30052
 
January 8 | 11 a.m. – noon | Eatonton - Putnam County Public Library, 309 N Madison Ave., Eatonton, GA 31024
 
January 14 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Chattooga County Public Library, 360 Farrar Dr., Summerville, GA 30747 (child support only)
 
January 15 | 11 a.m. – noon | Talmo Public Library, 45 A J Irvin Rd., Talmo, GA 30575
 
Visit our website for more SPARK events throughout the state.