Message from Executive Director Jay Neal
In light of recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, the Governor’s office has instructed all state agencies to suspend non-essential training, beginning March 12, 2020.
To report child abuse: If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services at 1.855.GACHILD (422.4453) to report child abuse and/or neglect. Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Being a parent is hard work, and sometimes we can all use a little help to get through the tough parts. It takes parents, caregivers and RESOURCES to help children thrive. 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) is a free statewide helpline that will give you information you can use wherever you live in Georgia. Callers can talk to a trained individual who cares and wants to help. The 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline Resource Map, supports Georgia families with access and information to over 3,000 providers throughout the state.