Human Services

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The DeKalb County Human Services Department provides a broad range of services designed to meet the needs of DeKalb’s citizens through the following:

  • Maintaining a commitment to improve the overall quality of life for all service populations
  • Identifying and addressing major challenges and problems within known service delivery systems
  • Improving accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies as it relates to the delivery of services
  • Providing information, technical assistance, and other resources to assist all service populations
  • Conducting advocacy, outreach and education initiatives that to address the needs of citizens

The DeKalb County Human Services Department provides a range of services and programs designed to assist people to live successful lives within their communities.  Services within this department are designed for individuals from birth through retirement.

The Human Services Department consists of three Divisions:

  • The Office of Aging
  • The Office of Youth Services
  • The Office of Grants & Human Services Administration

To contact the Office of Aging call the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950.

To contact the Office of Youth Services call (404) 687-7195

To contact the Office of Grants & Human Services Administration call (404) 270-1178.

 

2017-2018 Human Services Grant Application Period

The DeKalb County Human Services Department announces the beginning of its 2017-2018 Human Services grant cycle. Eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a grant funded by the county general fund and Victim Assistance fund.

Completed applications are due July 28, by 5 p.m., to be considered for the fiscal year 2017-2018 funding. For more information visit Grants and Applications.