Richmond County GA DFCS Office

Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm.


Information on applying for Medicaid, the Right from the Start Medicaid program and PeachCare for Kids program

Afterschool Services
DHS funds summer and afterschool programs which include academic enrichment activities, health education, physical activity and teen employment opportunities.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or welfare, is cash assistance for poor children and their caretakers.

Food Stamps:
If you need help reading this information or communicating with us, ask us or call 1-877-423-4746. Our services, including interpreters, are free. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking, you can call us at the number above by dialing 711 (Georgia Relay).

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is committed to ensuring that persons with low income, especially those who are senior citizens or are medically homebound, have meaningful access to all programs and activities conducted or supported by local Community Action Agencies (CAA).

All energy and water assistance – as well as any interpreter services needed for applicants that experience communications barriers – are always provided at NO COST to customers.

The LIHEAP Heating Program typically begins the first workday of November each year for residents aged 65 and older or medically homebound. All other eligible residents may apply for assistance beginning the first workday in December of the same year.

The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
    Energy Bill payment assistance.
    Energy crisis assistance to households experiencing heating or cooling emergencies that are life threatening
    Provide long-term, low-cost residential weatherization assistance

Phone: (706) 721-3000
Address: 3310 Old Louisville Rd. Augusta, GA 30906
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