Resources for Bartow County

Bartow County Resource Directory

DFCS Office
47 Brook Drive Cartersville, Georgia 30120-0818
Direct Office Number: 770-387-3900


FaithBridge Online Training FaithBridgeU

Bartow Co. Adoptive & Foster Parent Association, Inc
Bridget Ash, President, 770-655-5327,
Cathy Roberson, Vice President, 770-608-5514

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 or


Bartow County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Ava Lipscomb, Program Director
P.O. Box 446, Cartersville, GA, 30120
Phone: 770-386-1060 Fax: 770-386-0985

Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (through Foster Care Support Foundation) (Serves all counties)
Jordan Rayburn, Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Coordinator
Cell: 770-317-3749,


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)

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

Bartow Head Start
15 Felton Place, Cartersville, GA 30120

Brightview Academy
11 Hamilton Blvd, Cartersville, GA 30120

Cartersville Child Care, Inc
325 Old Mill Road, Cartersville, GA 30120


Bartow County Health Department
100 Zena Drive SE, Cartersville, GA 30121-2482
Phone: 770-382-1920 Fax: 770-387-3999

Find which Amerigroup providers are in your area by clicking this link:

Babies Can’t Wait
1309 Redmond Rd, Nw, Rome, Ga 30165
Phone: 706-802-5076 Fax: 706-802-5071 Referral: 706-802-5072
Scottie Worthington,

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
1309 Redmond Rd, Rome, Ga 30165
Phone: 706-802-5387 Fax: 706-802-5309
Kassandra Pichardo,

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
1309 Redmond Rd, Nw, Rome, Ga 30165
Phone: 706-802-5626 Fax: 706-802-5309
Stacy Henderson


City of Cartersville Water Department Lab (Water Inspection)
102 Walnut Grove Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770-387-568

Bartow County Environmental Health Department (Septic Inspections)
Chris Chester, Environmental County Manager
100 Zena Drive SE, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770-387-2614 Fax: 770-383-7435

Drug Testing/Lab Work

Foster Family applicants can go to this website, order the drug screen, pay for the drug screen directly through this website, locate a testing location near them (they have testing locations all over the US), go to the testing location and get drug tested. The results will come directly to FaithBridge.


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

100 Zena Drive SE
Cartersville, GA 30121-2482
Phone: 770-382-1920 Fax: 770-387-3999
Online Intake Form:

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