Richmond County DFCS(706) 721-3000
520 Fenwick Street
Augusta, GA - 30903
Richmond County DFCS is a local Division of Family and Children's Service Office where you can apply for numerous assistance programs including:
1. After-School Services: The After School 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 after school 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, is a 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 who are facing a crisis.
4. Medicaid Assistance: the Medicaid program 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, e-mail or at a designated agency.