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Georgia working to create nation’s first “State of Hope”

Georgia Department of Human Services

Division of Family and Children Services

DFSC Director meets with stakeholders
and shares his personal story
Video from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

CSBG funding for Georgia CAAs is administered by the Department of Human Resources, Office of Family Independence.
CAAs serve as collaborative partners with DFCS in various localities.

"State of Hope"

Georgia DFCS Working with Partners to Create Nation’s First ‘State of Hope’ (press release)
On May 3, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) along with key partners will officially launch a journey toward a State of Hope, an effort to ensure that all of Georgia’s children live in communities where they are safe and have the support they and their families need to thrive.

The “listen, learn and launch” event, scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium’s Arctic Room, will be attended by stakeholders from throughout the state who will be encouraged to actively join the journey to become the first State of Hope in the country. Becoming a State of Hope is the aim of DFCS’s Blueprint for Change, a three-pillar approach to reforming Georgia’s child welfare system that focuses on building and sustaining a robust workforce, strong practices, and purposeful engagement with DFCS staff and the community.

DFCS Director has Community Action Roots

DFCS Director Bobby Cagle: ‘There are many roads to poverty’ (inc. video)
Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus, GA - Georgia DFCS Director Bobby Cagle spent several days in Columbus meeting with stakeholders and sharing his personal story as a product of the North Carolina child welfare system...

My mother was a community outreach worker.  She worked for a community action agency for 25 years doing the housing/urban development programs.  She also did really basic support programs, like clothing and food for families in need, and for many years worked with the Head Start programs, recruiting and signing children up for Head Start...

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