Local community programs recognized by state initiative

ATLANTA – A select group of local family-support programs from across Georgia were chosen to participate in the state child-welfare agency’s State of Hope initiative, the Division of Family & Children Service (DFCS) announced Friday. 

Outpouring of support for Baby India highlights need for awareness of prevention and permanency

ATLANTA – The responses from across the country – and even internationally – for an infant discovered in the North Georgia woods brings attention to the need for increased awareness regarding preventative services and for foster and adoptive parents for hundreds of other Georgia

DFCS Director Rawlings announces senior leadership changes

ATLANTA – Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Tom C. Rawlings announced changes to the Division’s senior leadership team today.

Family and Children Services Names Foster Caregivers of the Year

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services honored several families as Foster Caregivers of the Year during an appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony on May 20 in Atlanta.

DFCS, UGA, GSU launch child-welfare project

ATLANTA – Georgia families are likely to receive greater assistance from child welfare case managers as a result of a new partnership announced Friday by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.

DFCS Schedules Public Hearings on State Plans for Community Services Block Grant and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Thursday, June 6, 2019 on the FY 2020 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

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

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

Georgia announces Disaster TANF program in 20 counties

ATLANTA – Georgians hit hardest by Hurricane Michael can apply for assistance to support their families under a temporary program supported by the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). DFCS will implement a Disas

GA DFCS issues food stamp benefits on a staggered schedule in March 2019

ATLANTA – Ongoing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants can anticipate receiving two distributions during the month of March.  

DFCS Announces Community Initiative

ATLANTA – Building on the statewide momentum of the initial round of applications, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) began accepting round two for potential State of Hope designated sites on February 5, 2019. Led by the Georgia DFCS and in partnership wi