Resources for Douglas County

Douglas County Resource Directory (2013)
http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Douglas_County_Family_Service_Resource_Guide_June.pdf

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 – Kay J. Wimpy
8473 Duralee Lane Suite 100 Douglasville, GA 30134
Direct Office Number (770) 489-3000

Support

Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Katy Hilbert, Executive Director
8700 Hospital Drive, 3rd Floor Douglasville, GA, 30134
Phone: 770-577-7228 Fax: 770-920-7555
casa@co.douglas.ga.us

Douglas County Adoptive/Foster Parent Association
P.O. Box 151 Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: 770-947-9835 Cell: 404-242-5440

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
(770) 387-0828 Toll Free 1-800-308-1825 Fax (678) 721-6676
gloria.calhoun@qualitycareforchildren.org

La Petite Academy – Lee
1806 Lee Rd., Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone: (770) 732-8827

Ninth District Douglas Head Start
3833 Longview Drive, Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: (770) 949-3717

Sunbrook Academy at Mirror Lake
1995 Mirror Lake Blvd., Villa Rica, GA 30180
Phone: (770) 459-0071

Healthcare

Douglas County Health Dept.
6770 Selman Dr, Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 949-1970

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

Babies Can’t Wait
1738 County Services Parkway Bldg B Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone: 770-319-4717 Fax: 770-514-2803 Referral: 770-514-2759
Yvette James, Yvette.James@dph.ga.gov

Children 1st
1650 County Services Pkwy Bldg B Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone:(770) 514-2404 Fax:(678) 354-0751
Beverly Shatteen, beverly.shatteen@dph.ga.gov

Children’s Medical Services
1738 County Services Parkway Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone:(770) 319-4719 Fax:(770) 432-1774
Kathy Carter, KathyCarter@dph.ga.gov

Testing/Inspections

Douglas County UGA Extension (Water inspections)
6279 Fairburn Rd. Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 770-920-7224
uge2097@uga.edu

Seabrook Septic Tank Services (Septic Inspections)
1576 W Highpoint Dr, Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 942-0188

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

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
6770 Selman Dr, Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 949-1970

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