About Us

Thanks for visiting the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid and TANF; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.

Georgia Gateway is an eligibility determination system for a number of social benefit programs (Health Coverage, Child Care and Parent Services, Food Stamps (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC)).

See https://gateway.ga.gov/ to access more information and to apply for benefits.

Child & Family Services Review (CFSR)

Georgia SHINES is a web-based, statewide automated child welfare information system that offers case managers a comprehensive tool for helping children and families.

Click here for portal reference: https://shines.dhs.ga.gov/login/Login/

The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for welfare and employment support, protecting children, foster care and other services to strengthen families.

DFCS recording is now available on the WebEx service site. Click here to play.