Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.
Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Hinesville and Savannah because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:
FAMILY, CHILDREN AND CHILD CARE SERVICES
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care
Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults and seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.
Or you can post a caregiver job and let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.
The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.
Active-duty military families receive a 25 per-cent discount on any subscription.
Child Care Aware
Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.
Under the site’s “Quick Links” at the bottom you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section there for the military child covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
Region 12 – Chatham County DFCS
761 Wheaton St.
Savannah, GA 31401 912-644-5956
Region 12 – Liberty County DFCS
112 W. Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31310 912-264-7211
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and child care assistance to low-income families; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.