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Planned Georgia Gateway Maintenance

Georgia Gateway will be unavailable for system maintenance:

• Friday, Oct. 1, from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3

Division of Family & Children Services | Georgia Department of Human Services

September is Kinship Care Month

It’s a time to celebrate the amazing families and individuals who care for children when parents are unable.

Grandma and granddaughters

Wednesday's Child

Every week, we partner with Fox 5 Atlanta to feature a child in Georgia's foster care system. This week's featured child is Lance.

Wednesday's Child Lance

DFCS Resumes Processing Program Recertification

SNAP and TANF cases due for renewal in April 2021 will be due by the date requested on notices. The Medicaid program has extended renewals due April 2021 through August 2021 for another six months. Those renewals will now be due October 2021 through February 2022.

COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Effective Monday, March 23, DFCS offices are temporarily reducing in-person operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we encourage you to use self-service options during this time. Click here for more information.

Bar graph of statewide numbers that will take user to drill down to specific counties to see how DFCS is working in your community.


In an effort to provide helpful information on the work we do across the state, DFCS has implemented a transparency initiative to put our data in an easy-to-use, interactive format. Access statewide numbers or drill down to specific counties to see how DFCS is working in your community.