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.

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

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

DFCS Director assesses storm’s impact on Food Stamps

Tom Rawlings, interim director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will meet with the media after touring Southwest Georgia to assess the impact of Hurricane Michael on recipients of Food Stamps and other benefits.

DFCS issues monthly food stamp benefits early to support residents affected by Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA – In an effort to help ease the burden of purchasing food for low-income families affected by Hurricane Michael, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has released the October allotment of food stamp benefits to all Georgia residents. 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will open Nov. 1

ATLANTA — The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will be available Nov. 1, 2018.

DFCS reunites children with mother across borders

ATLANTA – Three children are back with their mother, and a fourth will be reunited with her after recovering from an emergency treatment for appendicitis, thanks to efforts by the Division of Family and Children Services in collaboration with the Honduran Consulate.