Georgia Division of Family and Children Services coming back online after Hurricane Michael

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services interim Director Tom Rawlings, during a tour of the storm-ravaged southwest Georgia on Wednesday, checks in on the well-being of a baby in an American Red Cross shelter in Bainbridge held by Jackie Bridges, the DFCS director for Decatur and Calhoun counties. The agency is coming back online following Hurricane Michael. (Special Photo: DFCS)

ALBANY — The damage done from Hurricane Michael impacted the Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family and Children Services, taking out 93 of the division’s county offices.

As of Thursday, 92 of those offices are back online and are ready to serve clients impacted by the storm. This includes helping those receiving food stamps replenish their supply.

Staff Writer

I'm a 2007 graduate of Georgia Southern University, and I've been a reporter for The Albany Herald since 2008. I cover news related to health care, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, SOWEGA Council on Aging and other areas as assigned.

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