204 Franklin Street
Springfield, GA - 31329
Effingham County DFCS is a local Division of Familiy and Children's Service Office where you can apply for numerous assistance programs including:
1. AfterSchool Services: The Afterschool Care Program provides funding to faith-based, community-based and public agency organizations through a Statement of Need (SON) solicitation process. The objective of the SON is to obtain the services of qualified organizations to provide high quality afterschool and/or summer learning programs to children and youth, ages 5 through 17. The primary components of funded DHS out-of-school time programs include youth development programming, academic enrichment activities, health education, physical activity and additional enrichment services and activities.
2. Emergency Food Assistance TEFAP. Program that helps supplement the diets of low income persons in Georgia, including the elderly, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
3. Energy Assistance. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays for some home heating and cooling costs for low-income eligible families including crisis.
4. Medicaid Assistance. Medicaid is a program that provides health care services to individuals that meet the requirements for income, resources and citizenship. Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail, or at designated agencies.