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News

We aim to be a resource to our Together Georgia members and to all in Georgia’s child welfare community. We will keep you informed of important news from government agencies, exciting career opportunities, and heartwarming success stories.

Latest News

Tropical Storm, Zeta, response for foster families in the metro Atlanta area

Juanita StedmanNovember 2, 2020

The Fiscal and Administration Unit of the Division of Family and Children Services will be hosting a Fiscal Summit on Monday, December 7th – Thursday, December 10th, 2020 from 10am – 3pm virtually via Microsoft Teams. CPA sessions are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday; CCI/ILP sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday.

REMINDER: DFCS Fiscal Summit 2020 — Attendance Required

Juanita Stedman | November 2, 2020
The Fiscal and Administration Unit of the Division of Family and Children Services will be hosting a Fiscal Summit on Monday, December 7th – Thursday, December 10th, 2020 from 10am – 3pm virtually via Microsoft Teams. CPA sessions are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday; CCI/ILP sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday.

Temporary Extension of the Allowable Age of Youth Receiving Youth Services – Extended until April 8, 2021

Juanita Stedman | November 2, 2020
Attached is the foster care extension information that was disseminated at the beginning of December. Temporary Extension of Allowable age of Youth Receiving Extended Youth Services Memo
Ga. Executive Order Extension of Foster Care Explained

Success Stories

We are so proud of the hard work our members do, as well as the children and families that are now thriving as a result. Join us in reading about and celebrating their successes. Please email us to share your own agency’s success stories.

Jenny and WellSpring Living

togetherga | December 11, 2020

 

Jenny, a Georgia native, has seen the ugly truths of what living on the streets, being homeless, andhaving to survive one day at a time looks like. Despite the many barriers and struggles Jenny hasexperienced in her life,at 18,she came to WellspringLiving’s Women’s Residential ProgramSouthmotivated to reach her goals and succeed…

WinShape Homes

togetherga | December 7, 2020

 

At WinShape Homes, our goal is to bring hurting children into loving, Christ-centered homes. Being in the foster care space, we do most of our work in person; that meant almost everything had to change when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For our Foster Care program, we adapted by reinventing ourselves…

Bloom Our Youth

togetherga | December 11, 2020

 

At The Bloom ClosetBloom’s statewide resource center for foster youththousands ofchildren are provided with clothes, shoes, backpacks filled with school supplies, personalhygiene items, and more. The entire Bloom Closet experience, from the positivestore staffto the highquality items, restores dignity to children who are distressed and often devastated…

Job Listings

We strive to be a resource for our members as well as for individual child welfare professionals. We are happy to advertise job openings with our member agencies and partner organizations. Active Together Georgia members may submit job listings for promotion on our site.

New Provider Orientation

Intended Audience: Orientation is for those who are interested in opening a group home providing 24 hour residential care to children or starting a foster care agency–this orientation is not for day care providers.

Description: This orientation will cover the current status of child welfare, opportunities for serving children and alternatives to group care. Currently the State has minimal need for new group homes. A program may become licensed but unless there is need for new programs, the state will not contract with you for the placement of children – Georgia is encouraging the development of home and community based services.

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