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The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (Georgia DFCS) is part of the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). The DHS delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.
In this post, we are going to help you find the DFCS information you are looking for, including how to apply for benefits or renew your benefits, how to apply for DFCS or DHS jobs, and how to contact DFCS. Click here to locate a DFCS office near you.
- This Post will Cover:
- Georgia DFCS Services
- How to Apply for or Renew Benefits (Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANK, Child Care)
- How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
- Apply for DHS Jobs
- Georgia DFCS Contact Information
Georgia DFCS Services
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 the 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 (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance:
Apply for 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.
Benefits Information by Phone
For Georgia Benefits (Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF, and Child Care Assistance) information by phone, call: 1-877-423-4746 (Automated Self-Service 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
Child Abuse & Neglect
One of the functions of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is to investigate Child abuse and neglect.
Child Protective Services staff investigate reports of child abuse and/or neglect in an effort to provide services to protect the child and strengthen the family.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, here is how to report it to DFCS for investigation:
How to Report Child Abuse & Neglect
If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department.
To report child abuse or neglect to DFCS, call the DFCS Child Protective Services at 1.855.GACHILD (422.4453). Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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/child care spending accounts.
Click here to apply for jobs at DHS
Click here to view all DHS Jobs
Georgia DFCS Contact Information
Here is how to contact DFCS
Online: For issues related to Adoptions, Child Protective Services, Foster Care or any other Child Welfare issue, click here to fill out an online form.
Online: For issues related to Childcare, COMPASS, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), click here to fill out an online form.
Check Your Georgia EBT Card Balance:
For help checking your Georgia EBT Balance, see our GA EBT Balance Check information.
In addition, you can also call 1-888-421-3281 to check your Georgia EBT Card balance or re-order a card.
FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID, TANF, and CHILDCARE (for reporting changes and asking general questions): Call: 1-877-423-4746 (Automated Self-Service available 24/7)
SNAP Benefits for Senior Households, please call 404-370-6236 or email [email protected]
Georgia DFCS Office Locations
For a complete list of DFCS offices to apply for benefits, renew your benefits or general questions, click here for our complete DFCS office list.
Also, click on the links below for faster access to the following DFCS Offices:
Top 10 DFCS Office Searches
If you have any questions about Georgia DFCS, you can ask us in the comments section below. We are a private website and cannot help you with any program-specific questions. Contact the DFCS directly at the contact information above.
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