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

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

Babies Can’t Wait
440 Prior Street Se Gainesville, Ga 30501
Phone: (770) 535-5963 Fax: (770) 718-5096 Referral: (770) 538-2781
Tena Sewell, tena.sewell@dph.ga.gov

Children 1st
440 Prior Street Se Gainesville, Ga 30501
Phone:(770) 538-2778 Fax:(770) 538-2784
Tonya Newsom, Tonya.Newsom@dph.ga.gov

Children’s Medical Services
440 Prior Street Se Gainesville, Ga 30501
Phone:(770) 538-2788, Fax:(770) 531-6494
Angela Gilstrap, Angie.Gilstrap@dph.ga.gov

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

Any Lab Test Now – www.anylabtestnow.com – please request a 12-panel drug screen. $69
5815 Windward Parkway, Suite 205 Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone:678-990-8524 Fax:678-578-5107

LabCorp – www.labcorp.com – please request a 10-panel drug screen. An order from your doctor is required.
1660 Market Place BLVD Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 678-513-6070 Fax: 678-513-7198

Concentra – www.concentra.com – Please request a 10-panel drug screen. $58
10820 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 3000 Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770.441.0444 Fax: 770.449.7962

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