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Mission Statement

 
It is the mission of the DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services to promote the social and economic well being of the citizens of DeKalb County by providing exceptional services through highly trained and qualified staff.



History

A local unit of the Division of Family and Children Services Georgia Department of Human Resources.

The DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services was established as the DeKalb County Department of Public Welfare in 1937. Its purpose was and is to administer funds legislated through the Social Security Act of 1935 to provide relief to needy families, children, and aged, blind and disabled adults.

During its existence, the DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services has experienced many changes in responsibilities because of many emerging economic and social challenges experienced in the County and State. On the whole, the trend has been a steady increase in the demands made upon fiscal and physical resources and facilities, consistent with DeKalb County's growth and cultural diversity. The DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services is proud to be part of a county whose history and tradition reflect that its communities conscientiously strive to responds to the their citizens' needs.

All services are provided without regard to race, color, creed, political or religious orientation, national origin, or gender, and with sensitivity to handicapped.

 
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