Resources for Carroll County

DFCS Office
County Director – Elizabeth “Libby” Smith
165 Independence Drive
Carrollton, Georgia 30116
Direct Office Number: 770-830-2050

Training

FaithBridge Foster Care: http://www.faithbridgefostercare.org/training/foster-parent-training/

If you have a pool, lake, pond, creek, river, or other body of water on your property, a water safety certification course must be completed annually. Online certification courses can be found at www.onlinewatersafetycourse.com or www.homepoolessentials.org or www.icceonline.com/page/page/1572627.htm.

Support

Juvenile Court of Cobb County
Alan J. Lee, Clerk of Court
311 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-830-5986 Fax: 770-830-5947
juvenilecourt@carrollcountyga.com

Carroll County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Brandi Shirey, Executive Director
110 Dixie Street, Suite 100
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-838-1964

Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (through Foster Care Support Foundation) (Serves all counties)
http://www.fostercares.org/mentoring
Jordan Rayburn, Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Coordinator
Cell: 770-317-3749
mentor@fostercares.org

Daycare

CAPS- Childcare and Parent Services
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 670, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
1-833-4GACAPS (1-833-442-2277)
http://families.decal.ga.gov/ChildCare/Search

The CAPS program in Georgia provides assistance to foster parents in paying for licensed child care services. Individual facilities must be licensed and approved, as well as accept CAPS as a form of payment for foster parents to utilize this service. Below is a list of daycares that have, at the time of posting, accepted CAPS payments. This is NOT an all-inclusive list. Below you will also find an instruction page on how to search online for a CAPS approved provider through the state website.

CAPS online search instruction page

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
913 N. Tennessee Street, Suite 202 Cartersville, GA 30120

Gloria Calhoun
Phone: 770-387-0828 Toll Free: 1-800-308-1825 Fax: 678-721-6676
gloria.calhoun@qualitycareforchildren.org

Healthcare

Carroll County Health Dept.
1004 Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-836-6667

Find which Amerigroup providers are in your area by clicking this link: providers.amerigroup.com/pages/providerdirectory.aspx

Babies Can’t Wait
301 Main Street, Lagrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-7750 Fax: 706-845-4351 Referral: 706-298-7760
Tracy Bain, Tracy.Bain@dph.ga.gov

Babies Can’t Wait provides a coordinated, comprehensive and integrated system of services for infants and toddlers with special needs, birth to 3 and their families. Babies Can’t Wait provides early identification and screening of children with developmental delays and chronic health conditions. Babies Can’t Wait strives to improve the developmental potential of infants and toddlers birth to age 3, with developmental or chronic health conditions.

Children 1st
301 Main Street, Lagrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-7760 Fax: 706-845-4351
Tracy Bain, Tracy.Bain@dph.ga.gov

Children 1st is a population-based system in the State of Georgia, designed to serve as an entry point into all public health services for children, birth – 5 years old. Children 1st facilitates early identification of at-risk children and links them with early interventions services, as well as other public health services and community based resources.

Children’s Medical Services
301 Main Street, Lagrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-7753 Fax: 706-845-4351
Wendy Wilson, Wendy.wilson@dph.ga.gov
Cindy Cross, Cindy.Cross@dph.ga.gov

Drug Testing/Lab Work

Foster family applicants can visit this website, order the drug screen, pay for the drug screen directly through the site, locate a testing location near them, go to the testing location and get drug tested. The results will come directly to FaithBridge.

https://labtestingsolutions.screenmenow.com/Default.aspx?c=SLLT_00266

Inspections

Carroll County Water Authority (Water Inspection)
556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30117
Phone: 770-832-1277

Carroll County Environmental Health (Septic Inspection)
423 College Street, Rm. 508, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-836-6781

Supplies

Foster Care Support Foundation – Distribution Center (Serves all counties)
115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-641-9591
Request an application and appointment by emailing appt@fostercares.org

WIC
1004 Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30016
Phone: 866-636-7942

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded health and nutrition program© for Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children).
What WIC Provides:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods) including formula.
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy