Resources for Forsyth County

DFCS Office

County Director – Cara Bowen

6435 Shiloh Road, Suite C, Alpharetta Georgia 30005
Direct Office Number: (770) 781-6700

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FaithBridge Online Training FaithBridgeU

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


CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Forsyth County Foster Parent Association (FCFPA)
P.O. Box 21Cumming, GA 30028

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

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
913 N. Tennessee Street, Suite 202 Cartersville, GA 30120

Gloria Calhoun
(770) 387-0828 Toll Free 1-800-308-1825 Fax (678) 721-6676

Akers Academy (Alpharetta)
830 Old Alpharetta Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 889-0788

Discovery Point #67
5085 Post Rd., Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 844-7977

Johns Creek Academy
7820 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (678) 957-0212


Forsyth County Health Department
428 Canton Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (888) 371-9288 Fax: (470) 239-8188

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UGA Forsyth County Extension (Water Inspections)
5110 Pine Grove Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770-887-2418

Forsyth County Environmental Health (Septic Inspections)
309 Pirkle Ferry Rd.
Bldg D Suite 500
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: 770-781-6909
Fax: 678-807-7343

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.


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

Forsyth County Health Department
428 Canton Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (888) 371-9288 Fax: (470) 239-8188

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