Resources for Cobb County

DFCS Office

County Director – LaSondra Howard-Boddie
325 S. Fairground Street, SE
Marietta, Georgia 30060-2355
Direct Office Number: 770-473-2300

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FaithBridge Foster Care:

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


Juvenile Court of Cobb County/CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Haleigh Bullard, Judicial Program Coordinator
Cobb County Juvenile Court
32 Waddell St. Marietta, GA, 30090
Phone: 770-528-2285 Fax: 770-528-2213

Cobb County Foster Adopt Parent Association
Marietta First Baptist Church
148 Church Street Marietta, GA

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
Phone: 770-387-0828 Toll Free: 1-800-308-1825 Fax: 678-721-6676

A Child’s Night Out
1360 Powers Ferry Road, Suite B-255, Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770-952-9824

A Peace of Mind Prep Academy
4508 Lake Acworth Dr., Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770-966-8595

Bright Beginnings Learning Center
782 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 678-401-4454


Cobb County Health Dept.
1650 County Services Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 770-514-2300

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Kidstown Dental
504 Dallas Hwy
Powder Springs

Babies Can’t Wait
1738 County Services Parkway Bldg B Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone: 770-319-4717 Fax: 770-514-2803 Referral: 770-514-2759
Yvette James,

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
1650 County Services Pkwy Bldg B Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone:(770) 514-2404 Fax:(678) 354-0751
Beverly Shatteen

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
1738 County Services Parkway Marietta, Ga 30008
Phone: 770-319-4719 Fax: 770-432-1774
Kathy Carter,

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.


Cobb County Environmental Health (Water Inspection)
1738 County Services Parkway Marietta, Georgia 30008
Phone: 770-435-7815

Seagraves Plumbing Sewer & Septic (Septic Inspection)
4980 Plant Atkinson Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 404-792-2221


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

1650 County Services Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 770-514-2389

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