Georgia Department of Human Services Information

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The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians. This Department serves approximately 2 million Georgians with more than 9,400 employees. For Fiscal Year 2018, the Department’s budget was more than $1.8 billion.

In this post, we are going to help you find the DHS information you are looking for, including:

  • Applying for or renewing benefits
  • Child support services
  • Eldercare
  • DHS jobs
  • Georgia DHS Contact information

To help regarding the information listed above, continue reading this post below.

"Georgia Department of Human Services Information"

Georgia Department of Human Services Information

In the following sections, we will review the topics listed below:

  • Georgia Department of Human Services Divisions
  • How to Apply for or Renew Benefits (Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANK, Child Care)
  • Child Support Services Information
  • How to Apply for DHS Jobs
  • DHS Contact Information

Georgia Department of Human Services Divisions

There are three divisions under the Georgia Department of Human Services. They are:

  1. Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
  2. The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS)
  3. Division of Aging Services (DAS)

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

The DFCS investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children and provides several support services to help families in need, including Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

How to Apply for or Renew Benefits

Here’s how to apply for or renew your benefits (Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance):

Apply Online

Apply For or Renew Your Benefits Online

For help on how to renew your benefits online, see our Georgia Gateway Benefits Renewal help.

If you need assistance creating a Gateway account, see our Georgia Gateway account help.

To get help with logging into your Gateway account, see our Georgia Gateway Login Help.

Apply by Phone

For Georgia Benefits (Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance) information by phone, call: 1-877-423-4746.

Automated Self-Service is available 24/7.

Apply in Person

You can apply for benefits in person at your local DFCS office. To locate a DFCS Office near you, see our Georgia DFCS Phone Number and Locations list.

Georgia Benefits Eligibility

To check your eligibility for Food Stamps, see our Georgia Food Stamps Eligibility article.
For help checking your eligibility for Georgia Medicaid, see our Georgia Medicaid Eligibility article.
If you are Pregnant and uninsured, see our Georgia Pregnancy Medicaid article.

Child Welfare Services

The Child Welfare Services is part of the DFCS. Its main goal is to strengthen Georgia by protecting its children from abuse and neglect.

Report Child Abuse

If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department.

Otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services at 1.855.GACHILD (422.4453) to report child abuse and/or neglect.

Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Division of Child Support Services (DCSS)

The Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) aims to strengthen Georgia by ensuring children receive support from both parents.

Georgia DCSS enhances child well-being through the administration of financial and medical child support and the provision of the following services: location of parents; establishment of paternity; establishing, monitoring, enforcing and reviewing support obligations.

Child Support Services Information

To Apply for Child Support, click here.

If you would like to make a Child Support Payment, click here to be taken to the DCSS website.

To receive a Child Support Payment, click here to be taken to the DCSS website.

Division of Aging Services (DAS)

The Division of Aging Services (DAS) is aimed at strengthening Georgia through services that give older Georgians and adults with disabilities independence and dignity.

It’s the responsibility of the DAS to assist older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.

The Division also investigates cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elder persons and adults with disabilities.

For a List of DAS Programs, click here.

How to Report Elder Abuse

To report elder abuse, you can call DAS toll-free: 1-866-55AGING (1-866-552-4464) – Press “3”. Reports are accepted by phone Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can also report elder abuse online by completing the online form here.

How to Apply for DHS Jobs

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has offices in every county across the State of Georgia.

In addition to a competitive salary, DHS offers a generous benefits package, including an employee retirement plan; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, legal, disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, as well as health/childcare spending accounts.

Click here to apply for jobs at DHS

To view all available DHS Jobs, click here

If you would like to contact the DHS Human Resources Department for employment verifications, call 404-656-6750. You can also reach DHS Human Resources at:

Georgia DHS Address

Georgia Department of Human Services
2 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 28.436
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Main Telephone Number: 404-656-6750
Email: [email protected]

Georgia DHS Contact Information

Here’s how to contact the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS):

Phone Number – Georgia DHS

404-651-6316

For a Full Who to Call Phone Directory, Click here.

Online Form – Georgia DHS

Click here to fill out an online form

Email Address – Georgia DHS

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address – Georgia DHS

Write to DHS at:
DHS Constituent Services
2 Peachtree Street, N. W. 29th floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142

Office Address – Georgia DHS

GA DHS Office Location:
2 Peachtree Street, N. W. 29th floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142

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