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The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is the part of DHS that investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.


COMPASS is a quick and easy way for people in Georgia to get answers to questions about health and nutrition programs. See http://compass.ga.gov for more information and to apply for benefits.

Child & Family Services Review (CFSR)

Georgia SHINES is a web-based, statewide automated child welfare information system that offers case managers a comprehensive tool for helping children and families.

Click here for  portal reference: https://shines.dhr.state.ga.us:8443/login/Login/

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If you need a state service but don't know which state agency or person to call for help, dial 1.800.georgia (1.800.436.7442) for immediate assistance. In the Atlanta area, the number is 678.georgia (678.436.7442). Agents are on duty Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (closed on state holidays).