DFCS issues monthly food stamp benefits early during partial federal government shutdown

ATLANTA – In an effort to ensure families receive the food they need while the federal government is in a partial shutdown, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has released the February allotment of food stamp benefits early to all Georgia residents. 

DHS notifies Fulton, DeKalb families of information shared with Empty Stocking Fund charity

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has sent out nearly 350,000 letters to families in Fulton and DeKalb counties notifying them that some of their personal information was shared with a charitable organization without consent.

DFCS and Consulate General of Mexico enter into MOU to better serve families

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta entered into a formal agreement today to better serve Mexican minors and children of Mexican origin who are involved with Georgia’s child protection system.

Georgia social workers get unique safety app

ATLANTA – A specially designed phone app will give Georgia social workers a feeling of greater security when their job takes them to dangerous neighborhoods, state officials announced Monday.

Georgia announces Disaster SNAP program in 20 counties

ATLANTA – Georgians hit hardest by Hurricane Michael can apply for assistance to feed their families under a temporary program supported by the USDA and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

Georgia organizations spotlighted by state initiative

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

DFCS interim director to host destination hope meeting in Griffin area

GRIFFIN – Local law enforcement, judges, foster parents, foster youth, legislators, media partners, faith-based organizations, agency staff and the public will all have the opportunity to meet with the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) leadership team early next wee

Georgia’s new benefits eligibility system receives national award for enhancing access to services

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

DFCS Director to discuss kinship caregiving

ATLANTA – Wednesday, the head of the state’s child-welfare agency will outline ways Georgia can do help grandparents, aunts, and other relatives caring for boys and girls whose parents aren’t able to.

SNAP benefits recipients approved to purchase ‘hot foods’ in the wake of Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA – Food stamp recipients in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael can now temporarily use their benefits to purchase prepared or “hot foods” from USDA approved retailers, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Interim Director Tom Rawlings announced Monday.