About Us


The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamp benefits, and social services to assist low-income families or families in crisis.

  • Vision

    Safe Children. Strengthened Families. Stronger Communities.

  • Mission

    We prioritize the safety of Georgia’s children in the decisions we make and the actions we take. We strengthen families toward independence and build stronger communities with caring, effective and responsive service.

Georgia Division of Family and Child Services Guiding Principles:

As the Division of Family and Children Services we…
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    Demonstrate our commitment to the safety of our children in the decisions we make and the actions we take.

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    Empower, strengthen and support families on their path toward independence.

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    Serve with compassion.

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    Provide caring, responsive and effective service.

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    Engage, listen and respond to our constituents, communities and each other.

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    Collaborate with our communities to create systems of support.

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    Develop a competent, professional and efficient workforce that never stops learning and growing.