Jesup GA 31545
This Division of Family & Children Services is open and operating; however, DFCS is temporarily reducing in-person operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we encourage you to use self-service options during this time.
Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid benefits at gateway.ga.gov (verification documents and case status info for all benefits [food stamps, Medicaid and TANF] is also available here)
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT):
888-421-3281 for updates
If you have questions about an existing child welfare case, call your case manager or their supervisor for support.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call DFCS Child Protective Services (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at 1.855.GACHILD
Variety of services to Georgia families impacted by disabilities or special healthcare needs: -Parent Training Information Center (PTI) -Health Information Center (F2F) -Babies Can’t-Wait Central Directory -Parent to Parent USA State Affiliate -Region 3 Parent Technical Assistance Ctr
12 bed emergency shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve victims of domestic violence and their children. A 24 hour hotline.
Fair Haven is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with trained staff. Crisis Line can be called at any hour on any day. Outreach Services (those services for individuals/ families not living in the shelter but needing domestic violence services) takes place Monday- Friday 8 AM to 5 PM in Wayne, Appling, and Jeff Davis counties.
Program is for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children 17 years of age or younger. Male victims are housed off-site and receive the same service and individualized case management.
Call for information on classes, training, nutrition counseling and current programs. 530-3118 or 427-6811.
The CAPS program supports early education goals by assisting low income families with the cost of child care while they work, go to school or training, or participate in other work-related activities.
The purpose of CAPS is threefold:
-Provide access to high quality and affordable early learning environments for families who are considered low income.
-Support DECAL’s efforts in increasing positive school readiness outcomes.
-Assist families in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency by providing financial supports for child care costs.
CAPS is administered by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
If you need assistance accessing Gateway, contact Customer Support at 1-877-423-4746 or 1-800-255-0135 (if you have a hearing impairment).