Graduation Rates Soar for Youth in Foster Care

This Spring, a record number of Atlanta-area youth graduated high school.

Georgia DFCS Honors Foster Families Virtually This May

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

Georgia DFCS Staff Work on the Front Line During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) remain committed to protecting children and serving families across Georgia. The economic impact caused by COVID-19 has drastically increased the need for food and medical assistance for many families. DFCS workers continue fulfilling their essential functions to help an increasing number of families in need despite the health risks involved.

Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on April 1, 2020

Eligible residents may apply for cooling assistance through the Division of Family& Children Service’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning April 1, 2020.

DFCS Issues P-SNAP for March

Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.

Georgia DOE/DFCS Partner to Encourage Families to Use Student Tablets to Access SNAP, Medicaid, or TANF Benefits

DOE/DFCS are partnering to encourage families with school-age children to use district-issued student devices to access online SNAP, Medicaid or TANF applications rather than visit the local county office.

DHS notifies Richmond County and surrounding areas of improper disposal of confidential files

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has completed an investigation into an improper disposal of confidential case files.

2020 State of Hope Application Now Open

Nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses, individuals and all interested parties can now apply to receive potential funding, technical assistance and community support from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) State of Hope (SoH) initiative. 

Forsyth County DFCS announces new location

Forsyth County Department of Family & Children Services staff are preparing to relocate in early March.

Cherokee County DFCS announces new location

Cherokee County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) staff are preparing to relocate in early March.