Wed., December 26, 2012 5:47pm
The Georgia Department of Human Services has announced it will award grants to some of the state's Aging and Disability Resource Connection centers to provide counseling to families looking for long-term care facilities.
Thu., January 26, 2012 11:00am
A dozen Florida and Georgia border counties have signed an agreement making it easier for children removed from parents or guardians to be placed with relatives in the other state. The agreement among the 12 counties is expected to allow for such placements in as little as a week. It applies only to children removed because of abuse or neglect.
Mon., June 27, 2011 11:08am
State law enforcement officials are learning to better identify elderly people who are being abused. A new state program is helping Georgia’s first responders fight the largely un-reported crimes.
Tue., December 28, 2010 6:57pm
The state soon will be mailing Georgia's low income kids and children in foster care a book a month from the day they're born until their fifth birthday. The Human Services Department brokered a deal with a literacy group, the Ferst Foundation. It'll cost the state about $1.4 million a year, according to preliminary estimates.
Thu., August 19, 2010 5:22pm
Georgia officials have six weeks left to distribute $7.6 million dollars of federal stimulus aid to low-income families. Congress made the money available through the Recovery Act in 2009. But Georgia waited more than a year to apply for the funding. Now, more than 113 agencies across the state are working to use all of the funds by the September 30 deadline, or lose them.
Mon., May 10, 2010 8:15pm
The administrator of a federally-funded meals program is reversing course o
Mon., March 8, 2010 2:05pm
Voices for Georgia's Children worries about budget cuts to state department