Governor Commends DFCS for 'Remarkable' Customer Service Improvements

ATLANTA — The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has made considerable improvements over the past year in the quality and timeliness of services it provides citizens seeking economic assistance through its Office of Family Independence (OFI) – achievements th

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will open on November 1, 2016

ATLANTA — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will be available November 1, 2016.

DHS vendor to replace nearly 7,300 debit cards to ensure cardholder security following cyber attack

ATLANTA – Following a cyberattack on a major nationwide retailer, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to ensure the security of its customers and employees.

DFCS to hold public hearings on state plan for Community Services Block Grant

What: 
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
 

DFCS to hold public hearings on state plan for energy assistance

What: 
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

Georgia DFCS launches child abuse registry

ATLANTA — The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) today launched a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division.

DHS launches website to support kinship caregivers

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) today launched a new web portal aimed at providing Georgia’s kinship caregivers with information on available resources as they seek to provide care for relative children.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 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

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Statement from DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden and DFCS Director Bobby Cagle on Bartow County shooting

Earlier this afternoon, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Department of Human Services office in Bartow County. 

Following the shooting, the office remained on lockdown for nearly an hour as law enforcement sought the suspect. That lockdown has since ended.