Refugee Program

The mission of the Georgia Department of Human Services is to strengthen Georgia by providing individuals and families access to services that promote self-sufficiency, independence and protect Georgia's vulnerable children and adults.

In Georgia, the Department of Human Services Refugee Program supports this mission by administering the federally funded Refugee Program. Georgia has a State Refugee Coordinator, who is responsible for coordinating public and private resources for refugees.

The primary goal of Georgia’s Refugee Program is to encourage economic self-sufficiency of refugees after entrance to Georgia. This means the refugees must become self-reliant to meet their basic needs, within the shortest possible period.

Services for refugees are coordinated with the private sector, which provides job development, placement and specialized training opportunities, as well as contracted support service activities with a consortium of refugee voluntary agencies.

If you would like to apply for SNAP, Medical Assistance, TANF, or Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) in your preferred language see below.

DFCS Reasonable Modifications and Communication Assistance Request Form for Persons with Disabilities
Do you have a disability and need a reasonable modification or communication assistance to access DFCS services? Click here to request a reasonable modification, communication assistance, extra help, or to learn more about the rights of customers with disabilities.

How to apply 

Print an application and fill out as much information as possible and mail the paper application to your local DFCS office.

Refugee Cash Assistance FORM 297 – Application for Food Stamps, TANF and Medicaid in other languages:








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