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. 

100 Homeless Families in Georgia Slated to Receive Assistance with Obtaining Permanent Housing

ATLANTA – An innovative partnership between the Georgia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, operated by the Division of Family & Children Services Office of Family Independence, the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Regional Operations, R

Governor Deal Appoints Division of Family and Children Services Director

ATLANTA – Governor Nathan Deal appointed Virginia Pryor as Director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), effective March 16. Pryor has served as Interim Director of DFCS since November 2017.

Gwinnett Faith Community Invited to Attend Foster Care Luncheon

Lawrenceville – Child welfare advocates are seeking help from the faith-based community to address the critical need for foster families in Gwinnett County.

Month-long observation highlights local leaders, champions, advocates

ATLANTA – Social workers help families and children facing challenges by connecting them to services, counseling, education and jobs, and March is a month dedicated to highlighting the many ways they strengthen our community.