Resources for Forsyth County

Forsyth County Resource Directory (2016)
http://www.gmrc.ga.gov/Forsyth_1516.pdf

DFCS Office

County Director – Margaret Dawe
426 Canton Road Cumming, Georgia 30028-0021
Direct Office Number: (770) 781-6700 Alternative Number: (678) 450-7724

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

CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Jacob Granados, Executive Director
875 Lanier 400 Parkway Suite 7 Cumming, GA, 30040-2541
Phone: 770-886-4082 Fax: 678-648-9486
jjgranados@forsythco.com

Forsyth County Foster Parent Association (FCFPA)
P.O. Box 21Cumming, GA 30028
Email: tearhart@worldnet.att.net

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

Akers Academy (Alpharetta)
830 Old Alpharetta Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 889-0788

Discovery Point #67
5085 Post Rd., Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 844-7977

Johns Creek Academy
7820 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (678) 957-0212

Healthcare

Forsyth County Health Department
428 Canton Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (888) 371-9288 Fax: (470) 239-8188
Email: d2wic@dph.ga.gov

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

Testing/Inspections

UGA Forsyth County Extension (Water Inspections)
875 Lanier 400 Parkway, Suite 158
Cumming, GA 30040-2541
Phone: 770-887-2418
Email: uge1117@uga.edu

Forsyth County Environmental Health (Septic Inspections)
309 Pirkle Ferry Rd.
Bldg D Suite 500
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: 770-781-6909
Fax: 678-807-7343

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
Forsyth County Health Department
428 Canton Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (888) 371-9288 Fax: (470) 239-8188
Email: d2wic@dph.ga.gov

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