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Georgia is now one of 36 states that allows citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to order groceries online.
This Spring, a record number of Atlanta-area youth graduated high school.
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.
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.
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.
Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.
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.
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has completed an investigation into an improper disposal of confidential case files.
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 Department of Family & Children Services staff are preparing to relocate in early March.