Social Services (DFCS only)
In addition to our Core Services, Georgia HOPE is also a contracted provider of Social Services for the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). These services are similar in nature to Core Services, but are paid for by DFCS instead of insurance.
Our Social Services
Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment (CCFA)
Home Evaluations/Relative Care Assessment
Mental Health Assessment
Domestic Violence Assessment
Substance Abuse Assessment
Supervision (for court appearances)
Drug Screens (urine)
Drug Screens (hair follicle)
Who is Eligible for Social Services?
Our DFCS Services are available only to families who have an open DFCS case, at the request of a DFCS worker. DFCS often requests that we provide these Social Services when a child or adult is not eligible for Core Services or when a specialized service is needed.
How Do I Refer?
First, we recommend that you submit the below Service Request to ensure we have a team member who can cover the services.
If we accept the request, your next step will be to complete a Service Authorization (SARF) in SHINES for “Family and Children First” (Georgia HOPE’s legal name) and email it to one of the following Referral Specialists:
For Cherokee County send SARF to:
For Bartow and Paulding Counties send SARF to:
For Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield Counties send SARF to:
For Cobb, Douglas, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Lumpkin, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Union Counties send SARF to:
For a list of the specific codes and rates we are contracted to provide, download our Social Service Code Sheet.