Georgia organizations spotlighted by state initiative

ATLANTA – A novel state initiative selected several organizations across the state for added support for their efforts to keep children safe, strengthen families, and spur community engagement.

Expo provides wide range of resources for local families

ATLANTA – Local families in need of assistance will soon have an opportunity to meet face to face with human service providers who specialize in workforce development, financial literacy, employment and education. 

Georgia’s new benefits eligibility system garners national attention as award finalist

ATLANTA – Georgia’s new system for administering public benefits, Georgia Gateway, is a finalist for an award by a national association of technology professionals, Department of Human Services Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced Wednesday.

Updates to law on adoption advertising in Georgia take effect Sept. 1

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden wants to make the public aware of changes in requirements for advertising adoption services in Georgia, effective Sept. 1.

DHS names Medical Director to oversee services for foster children in DFCS care

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden and Interim Director of the Division of Family and Children Services Tom Rawlings announced on Friday the hiring of Dr. Priyanka Patel as the department’s new medical director.

Initiative seeks to spark community collaboration

AUGUSTA – Georgia families would be stronger, children safer and the incidence of abuse and neglect reduced in the goals of an innovative initiative by the state child and family services agency kicked off Monday.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 25, 2018 and Thursday, July 26, 2018 on the FY 2019 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

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

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 25, 2018 and Thursday, July 26, 2018 on the FY 2019 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Division of Family and Children Services commended foster youth in 26th Celebration of Excellence

ATLANTA – Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director, Virginia Pryor, along with community partners, hosted nearly 250 foster youth for the annual Celebration of Excellence festivities this past Saturday, June 2.

Division of Family and Children Services announces State of Hope

ATLANTA – Georgia’s Social Services agency announced a novel community-based prevention initiative on Monday.