DeKalb County DFCS announces new location

DeKalb County Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) staff are preparing to relocate in early 2020.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program opens Nov. 1

ATLANTA — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services, will be available Nov.

Richmond County DFCS announces new location

Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) staff are preparing to relocate at the end of this week.

Georgia extends deadline for SNAP recipients to report food lost in Hurricane Dorian

Georgia residents who receive food stamps now have additional time to report food lost due to power outages during Hurricane Dorian.

Public to comment on state’s plan for preventing child abuse

ATLANTA – Members of the public can offer comments on the revision of the state’s plan for preventing child abuse at a series of meetings around the state.

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.