Support for Families

Raising a family is rewarding, but it is also tough.  While it’s important for families to have support in community from their extended family, friends, early learning programs and school systems, it’s also important for them to know other options available if needs become complicated or overwhelming.  Following is a list of links to some of the most critical family support programs in Georgia.  These are starting points to provide families with the support they might need to raise healthy, thriving children.

CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program)

CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program – better known as “PeachCare for Kids” in Georgia)

Head Start and Early Head Start

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)


SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program)