Resources for Dekalb County

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.

DFCS Office

County Director – Kwesi Booker
178 Sams Street Decatur, Georgia 30030-4134
Direct Office Number: 404-370-5076

Support

DeKalb County CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Linda Banks, Executive Director
P.O. Box 768 Avondale Estates, GA, 30002
Phone: 404-378-0038 Fax: 404-373-2407
dekalbcasa@dekalbcasa.org

Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Dekalb
178 Sams St. Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-370-6340 Emergency After Hours: 404-989-3062

Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (through Foster Care Support Foundation) (Serves all counties)
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, Druid Point
2751 Buford Highway, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: 404-479-4233 Toll Free: 1-877-722-2445 Fax (404) 479-4166
Pam Runkle, pam.runkle@qualitycareforchildren.org

A Brighter Day Early Learning Academy
6267 Memorial Drive, Suite LL, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 770-469-9096

A Child’s Campus
2780 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404-241-1321

All Star Kids Academy
4518 Covington Hwy., Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: 404-284-2327

Healthcare

DeKalb County Health Dept.
445 Winn Way Decatur Ga 30030
Phone: 404-294-3700

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

Babies Can’t Wait
440 Winn Way P.O. Box 987 Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: 404-294-3722 Fax: 404-294-6316 Referral: 404-508-7981
Ellie Gonsalves, ellie.gonsalves@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
440 Winn Way P.O. Box 987 Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: 404-294-3814 Fax: 404-294-6316
Aletha Dixon, Aletha.Dixon@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
440 Winn Way P.O. Box 987 Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: 404-508-7762 Fax: 404-294-6316
Patrice Cannon, Patrice.Cannon@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

Testing/Inspections

Dekalb County Environmental Health (Water and Septic Inspection)
445 Winn Way Suite 320 Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-508-7900

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
445 Winn Way,
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-294-3700

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.