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Welcome to the DFCS Placement Resource Operations (PRO) Unit

Unit Overview:

The PRO Team is a state office function within the Foster Care Services Section and supports DFCS Case Managers in the identification of appropriate High-End MWO placements. These youth are identified as having serious to severe behavioral, emotional, medical needs and developmental disorders.

 

 

RBWO Program Designation, Specialty Waivers and Placement Assistance Requests:

The PRO Team processes routine and emergency waiver requests for a variety of needs of children placed in CCIs and CPAs. We also process requests for placement assistance waivers that meet one or more high-end criteria. For PRO Team Assistance, please contact us at proteam@dhs.ga.gov. All forms and applications are located on this website.

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PRO Unit On-Call Schedule for December 18 through January 7: 5pm-9am (ONLY)

Dates Pro Specialist Pro Specialist
December 18
thru
December 22
Jennifer Garth
Jennifer.Garth@dhs.ga.gov
470-631-4879


December 22
thru
December 31
Becky Kane
Becky.Kane@dhs.ga.gov
912-432-8782


January 01
thru
January 07
Wendy Howard
Wendy.Howard@dhs.ga.gov




Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

Inquiries regarding admission, discharge and temporary state-funded waiver requests should be directed to the following PRO Team Specialist for assistance and tracking purposes. On all requests, please carbon copy proteam@dhs.ga.gov

 

PRTF Assignments

PRO Team Specialists

Amerigroup Care Coordinator

Payment Center

Coastal Harbor Treatment Center

Bridgett B. Miller

Bridgett.Miller@dhs.ga.gov

404-821-9061

 

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany.Johnson@amerigroup.com

 

 

Region 10 DFCS Accounting

PO Box 747, Blakely, GA 39823

Fax: 229-724-2038

Stephanie Taylor 229-724-2043

Kim Mitchell, Supervisor

229-724-2044

Devereux GA Treatment Network

Sandra Wimbush

Sandra.Wimbush@dhs.ga.gov

404-987-4910

Lanitra Wilson

lanitra.wilson@anthem.com

Region 9 DFCS Accounting

PO Box 948, Dublin, GA 31040-0948

Fax: 478-296-6165

Susan Kitchesn 478-296-6164

Mollie Davis, Supervisor

478-296-6160

Hillside

Jennifer Garth

Jennifer.Garth@dhs.ga.gov

404-631-4879

Cody Jean

Cody.Jean@amerigroup.com

Region 10 DFCS Accounting

PO Box 747, Blakely, GA 39823

Fax: 229-724-2038

Stephanie Taylor 229-724-2043

Kim Mitchell, Supervisor

229-724-2044

Youth Villages

William Wynn

William.Wynn@dhs.ga.gov

678-733-2089

Lanitra Wilson

lanitra.wilson@anthem.com

Region 8 DFCS Accounting

1601 North MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite 110, Americus, GA 31719

Fax: 229-931-6899

Sherry Fontaine 229-931-6896

Kenyatta Jackson, Supervisor

229-931-6897

Laurel Heights

Matashia Collier

Matashia.Collier2@dhs.ga.gov

404-276-6870

 

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany.Johnson@amerigroup.com

 

Region 2 DFCS Accounting

PO Box 3250, Gainesville, GA 30503

Fax: 770-531-4569

Judy Partin 770-531-4564

Debbie Deacon, Supervisor

770-531-4562

Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta Becky Kane

Becky.Kane@dhs.ga.gov

912-432-8782

 

Cody Jean

Cody.Jean@amerigroup.com

Region 10 DFCS Accounting

PO Box 747, Blakely, GA 39823

Fax: 229-724-2038

Kim Henderson 229-724-2039

Kim Mitchell, Supervisor

229-724-2044

 

Amerigroup and Georgia Families 360° Program Meetings

The Georgia Department of Community Health is transitioning children, youth and young adults in foster care, children and youth getting adoption assistance and select youth in the juvenile justice system to a single statewide Care Management Organization (CMO) starting March 3, 2014. Amerigroup is the designated statewide CMO responsible for coordinating the care of these children and youth.

The Community Training and Education Department for Georgia Families 360° at Amerigroup is starting its Member and Provider town halls on July 9th, 2015 in Savannah. Additional meetings are scheduled in six sites statewide during the month of July. These sessions are open to CCI and CPA providers, foster parents, and DFCS staff with questions.

For information about locations, dates, and reservations, please click the appropriate link below:


CCI/CPA providers who are also AMG providers (requires RSVP)

Other CCI/CPA providers and foster parents

 

PROresources - Below are useful resources, with more to come in the near future:

PROfacts - News and Updates

  • The Universal Application (Child Placement Referral Form) is now in Georgia SHINES!
    For DFCS Field Personnel only, the Child Placement Referral Form tab is located in the FCC stage, under the Placement tab. To take full advantage of the pre-population feature of this form, users should ensure that the Person Detail, Health Detail, and Education Detail pages are completed in their entirety prior to launching the form. Many of the fields on the form pre-populate with data already entered in Georgia SHINES. Once the form is completed, save it and submit it here.