Emergency Location Reporting Requirements for Foster Parents and Caregivers

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Emergency Location Reporting Requirements for Foster Parents and Caregivers

In the event of an emergency evacuation, foster parents and providers are required to report changes of location for children in foster care by calling the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Centralized Intake Call Center (CICC) at (1-855-GA-CHILD) or (855) 422-4453.

  • When calling this number, please select option “1” and let the responding agent know that you are caring for a foster child and need to report your relocation as a result of the storm.
  • Be prepared to provide the following information:
    • Your location
    • Contact information at your location
    • Information on current household composition and members
    • Description of any unmet needs for the children in your care.

In addition to reporting location changes due to emergencies, foster parents/providers relocating with a medically-fragile child should contact CICC with questions or to seek assistance meeting a need relating to the care of the child.

To stay up-to-date with the latest information from the Division, please monitor our website (https://dfcs.georgia.gov/) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gadfcs).


Important Tips To Remember! 

  • Keep your emergency supplies stocked
  • Include a three-day supply of bottled water per person
  • Non-perishable food (canned, dried, etc.)
  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered radio, extra batteries
  • Flashlights, batteries
  • Flares,booster,cables,tire repair kit, fire extinguisher
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
  • List of emergency phone numbers
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and back account records in a waterproof portable container

During a Hurricane:

  • If you plan to evacuate, leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather
  • Follow recommended evacuation routes
  • If you plan to stay, shelter-in-place
  • Stay indoors and away from windows
  • Drive only if necessary
  • Stay away from low-lying and flood-prone areas
  • Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges
  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water

 

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