Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services


The Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services accepts applications for Medicaid, assists low-income families with income supplements through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), finds adoptive and foster homes for neglected children, investigates child abuse, manages the Food Stamp program, and subsidizes child care costs for low-income families through Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS).



2 Peachtree St NW
19th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States


NOTE: For timely processing, applications, renewals and verification paperwork should be uploaded to Georgia Gateway when possible. Customers without online access should mail paperwork directly to their local county office.

For all other inquiries

Web Form:

Family Independence Online Contact Form - for issues related to Georgia Gateway, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Mail to:

2 Peachtree St NW
19th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Services provided

  • Apply for Medicaid

    Medicaid provides access to free and low-cost medical care.

  • Apply for SNAP

    SNAP provides any eligible citizen monthly funds to buy groceries. 

  • Collect Child Support Payment

    Child Support Services assists you to collect or pay child support.

  • Learn About Status of Your Child Support Case

    Child Support Services helps you collect or pay child support.

  • Pay Child Support

    Child Support Services ensures that parents provide financial support to their children.

  • Reapply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

    SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, must be renewed periodically.

  • Renew your Medicaid benefits

    Medicaid benefits must be renewed at least once every 12 months.