Resources for Hall County

Hall County Resource Directory (2015)
http://www.gmrc.ga.gov/Hall_1516.pdf

DFCS Office

County Director – Hannah Rule
970 McEver Road Ext. Gainesville, Georgia 30504-3938
Direct Office Number: (770) 532-5298 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

Hall-Dawson CASA Program, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Janet Walden, Executive Director
P.O. Box 907471 Gainesville, GA, 30501-0908
Phone: 770-531-1964 Fax: 770-534-5851
halldawsoncasa@halldawsoncasa.org

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

Discovery Point 65
4016 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Phone: (770) 967-4170

Friendship Learning Center
4952 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (678) 546-9002

The Goddard School of Flowery Branch
5989 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Phone: (770) 967-6737

Winnford Academy
5796 Hog Mountain Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Phone: (770) 945-3338

Healthcare

Hall County Health Department
1290 Athens Street Gainesville, Georgia 30507
Phone: 770-531-5600 Fax: 770-531-6035

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

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 Prior Street Se Gainesville, Ga 30501
Phone:(770) 538-2778 Fax:(770) 538-2784
Tonya Newsom Tonya.Newsom@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 Prior Street Se Gainesville, Ga 30501
Phone:(770) 538-2788 Fax:(770) 531-6494
Angela Gilstrap Angie.Gilstrap@dph.ga.gov

Kwon Pediatric Dentistry
4009 Winder Hwy #200
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
678-696-2200

Testing/Inspections

UGA Hall County Extension (Water Inspections)
734 E. Crescent Drive, Suite 300 Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-535-8293
Email: uge1139@uga.edu

Hall County Environmental Health Services (Septic Inspections)
2875 Browns Bridge Road P.O. Box 5901 Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: 770-531-3973 Fax: 770-531-6767

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
Hall County Health Department
1290 Athens Street Gainesville, GA 30507
Phone: (888) 371-9288 Fax: (770) 531-4518
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