Resources for Floyd County

DFCS Office

County Director – Lindsey Howerton
450 Riverside Pkwy., Ste. 110 Rome, GA 30161
Direct Office Number: 706-295-6500

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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


Floyd County CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Sue Lagermann, Program Coordinator
NW Georgia Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
Harbor House
P.O. Box 5143 Rome, GA, 30162
Phone: 706-235-2272 Fax: 706-235-7511

Floyd County Foster Parent Association (Rome)
Gussie Bradfield, Pres.
Phone: 706-232-9094 or 706-676-0713

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

Berry College Child Development Center
2277 Martha Berry Hwy., Mount Berry, GA 30149
Phone: 706-236-2247

Cave Spring Day Care Center
10A Georgia Avenue, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Phone: 706-777-8641

Kids World Learning Center #2
3700 Martha Berry Hwy. NE, Rome, GA 30165
Phone: 706-234-5948


Floyd County Health Department
#16 East 12th Street Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-295-6633 Fax: 706-295-6315

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,

Children 1st
1309 Redmond Rd., Rome, Ga 30165
Phone: 706-802-5387 Fax: 706-802-5309
Kassandra Pichardo,

Children’s Medical Services
1309 Redmond Rd, Nw Rome, Ga 30165
Phone: 706-802-5626 Fax: 706-802-5309
Stacy Henderson,


Floyd County Environmental Health Department (Water Inspections)
Shane Hendrix, Environmental County Manager
16 East 12thStreet, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-295-6316

Advanced Plumbing Inc. (Septic Inspections)
1 Buck Trail, Rome, GA 30165
Phone: 706-234-5759

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

Floyd County Health Department
#16 East 12th Street Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-295-6633 Fax: 706-295-6315

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