Resources for Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County Resource Directory (2015)
https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/financialservices/hud_grants/2015/pdf/Partners_Links_2015.pdf

DFCS Office

County Director – Travis Moses
DHS Human Services Center
95 Constitution Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Direct Office Number (678) 518-5500

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

Gwinnett County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Steve Gill, Program Coordinator
115 Stone Mountain Street Lawrenceville, GA, 30045-5661
Phone: 770-619-6015 Fax: 770-619-6093
steve.gill@gwinnettcounty.com

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
3706 Atlanta Hwy, Suite 1 Athens, GA 30606

Vicki Hawkins
Phone: (706) 543-6177 Toll Free 1-877-722-2445 Fax: (404) 479-4166
vicki.hawkins@qualitycareforchildren.org

1st Creative Learning Academy
5771 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 935-6500

Almost Home Childcare
1267 Hillandale Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 682-6500

Buford Headstart /Pre-K
84 Maddox Rd., Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 271-8345

Healthcare

Gwinnett County Health Department
455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 300 Lawrenceville, GA, GA 30046
Phone:770.339.4283 Fax: 770.237.3589

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

Babies Can’t Wait
4335 Steve Reynolds Blvd. Norcross, Ga 30093
Phone: (770) 822-9115 Fax: (770) 822-9457 Referral: (770)339-5048
Lisa Hardy, lhardy@esng.org

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
P.O. Box 897 Lawrenceville, Ga 30046
Phone:(770) 339-5048 Fax:(770) 963-1418
Eloise Hodges, Eloise.Hodges@gnrhealth.com

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
455 Grayson Hwy Suite 500 Lawrenceville, Ga 30045
Phone:(770) 339-4270 ext. 422 Fax:(770) 237-5309
Shelley Fadeley, Shelley.Fadeley@gnrhealth.com

Kwon Pediatric Dentistry
3590 Braselton Hwy #201
Dacula, GA 30019
678-714-7575

2101 Baker Carter Dr #200
Loganville, GA 30052
678-783-6400

Testing/Inspections

UGA Gwinnett County Extension (Water Inspections)
Government Annex Building
750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 678.377.4010 Fax: 678.377.4030

Gwinnett Environmental Health Department (Septic Inspections)
455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 600 Lawrenceville, GA, GA 30046
Phone: 770.963.5132 Fax: 770.339.4282

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
Gwinnett County Public Health Services Center
455 Grayson Highway Suite 300 Lawrenceville, GA – 30046
Phone: (770) 339-4283

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