Partnerships & Affairs


The Office of Partnerships and External Affairs is designed to work with community partners including nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions, corporations, health care organizations, DeKalb cities and other potential partners to collaborate on common goals and issues of the DeKalb Human Services Department.

The focus is to develop, cultivate and establish relationships to achieve overall Human Services goals and to ultimately work to improve the quality of life for all DeKalb citizens.  Partnerships allow the DeKalb Human Services Department to do more, with more resources, to meet the needs of our community.

Division initiatives include:


AARP Experience Corps

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta Legal Aid

Cure Violence Global

Decatur Cooperative Ministries

DeKalb County Board of Health

DeKalb County School District

Dementia Spotlight Foundation ​

Emory Hospital

Emory University

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Georgia State University | University System of Georgia

Grady Hospital

Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb

H.O.P.E. Hustlers

I Care, Inc

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability Atlanta

Kaiser Family Foundation of Georgia

Latin American Association

Malichi's Storehouse

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Toco Hills Community Alliance

United Way of Greater Atlanta