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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.
Constituents that experience a food loss due to power outages of 4 hours or more may receive replacement benefits within 10 days.
Mail in Form 841 and proof of outage
to your local DFCS office. For DFCS office locations, click here.
The Prevention and Community Support Section of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia has taken action to develop a statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan. Since its last version 20 years ago, state agencies and organizations and various stakeholders, including state and local government leaders, community-based and human services providers, early childhood educators, parents, caregivers, and faith-based organizations, have developed a new vision for child and family well-being in Georgia.
The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services announced today that it has changed the date of its previously announced application cycle for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer. The new submission deadline is September 18, 2020.
Across Georgia, 34% of children in care are in a kinship arrangement. A kinship arrangement consists of relatives and close family friends caring for children when their parents cannot care for them.
Stephens County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) will be closing its doors on Friday, Aug. 28. The previous location, 64 Boulevard, Suite 101 Toccoa, GA 30577, will temporarily relocate the office and all operations to Banks County DFCS located at 154 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547.
Seventeen Georgia community organizations have been selected to receive technical assistance and funding from the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services through its State of Hope initiative.
The Division of Family & Children Services recently named Kevin Harris as interim Legislative Director Legislative Affairs and Communications.
Madison County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) will be closing its doors on Friday, July 31. The previous location, 306 W. Courthouse Square, Danielsville, GA 30633, will temporarily relocate the office and all operations to Elbert County DFCS located at 45 Forest Avenue Elberton, GA 30635.
The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) partnered with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free or reduced school lunch. The Family First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 allows the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to facilitate the distribution of the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to eligible students statewide.
The CARES Act allows LIHEAP grantees to obligate any portion of these supplemental funds in FY 2020 and/or FY 2021. Eligible Georgia residents may apply for energy assistance through the Division of Family & Children Service’s LIHEAP.
The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).