Winder, GA – Barrow County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) has closed its doors at the previous location, 16 Lee Street, Winder, GA 30680, and today, October 1, will be moving the office and all operations to 63 Lays Drive, Winder, GA 30680.

The new Lays Drive office space has 24,000 total square feet and has increased front desk security features and enhanced parking lot security monitoring.

Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our customers and staff, constituents needing economic assistance and child welfare services in Barrow County are encouraged to access self-service options online:

Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid and TANF Benefits
Visit: (verification documents and case status info for all benefits; (Food Stamps, Medicaid and TANF account updates are also housed on this site.)

Download an Application

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
Call: 888-421-3281 for updates

Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 to apply for benefits, check the status of existing applications or request assistance. Applications and verification for all program areas can be mailed to Barrow DFCS, 63 Lays Dr., Winder, GA 30680.

For more information and updates about the relocation, constituents can call 770-868-4222. To report instances of child abuse or neglect, please call the DFCS Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake Communication Center at 1-855-GA-CHILD (1-855-422-4453).

Ongoing updates will be posted at