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COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DHS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DHS. In-person services will be provided by appointment only. For more information, click here.

Notice

For information regarding coronavirus, visit the Department of Public Health at https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus.

Fatherhood Program

Georgia’s Fatherhood program connects parents struggling to meet child support obligations with resources to find jobs that help them better support their families.

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DHS Spotlight

Siblings

Keeping siblings together maintains family bonds

Joint sibling placements increase the likelihood of permanency and stability.

Changes in cognition are a normal part of aging, but dementia is not

While Alzheimer’s represents most dementia cases, there are several other forms that affect brain health.

Reunification heroes

National Reunification Month focuses on the importance of partnerships between birth and foster parents

Building partnerships is necessary while working toward reunification.

Richmond County file disposal

Augusta area DFCS and DAS confidential case files for customers prior to 2017 were improperly disposed of in a recent incident. For more information, click here. If you believe your information may have been included in these files, contact 1-888-304-1021 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. until June 22, 2020.

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DHS Data

In an effort to provide helpful information on the work we do across the state, DHS has implemented a transparency initiative to put our data in an easy-to-use, interactive format. Access statewide numbers or drill down to specific counties to see how DHS is working in your community.