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okay

Ocilla, GA

#1 Jun 11, 2010
THE LADY AT THE FRONT DESK AT THAT OFFICE IS RUDE SITS ON HER FAT BUTT AND WONT HELP ANYBODY HER NAME IS MICHELLE ALL I NEEDED WAS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION AND SHE ACTED LIKE IT KILLED HER TO HELP ME AND BEFORE YALL GET STARTED ON THE COMMENTS IT HAD NOTHING TO TO WITH WELFARE
bocephus1965

Adel, GA

#2 Aug 16, 2010
DEFACS is just another taxpayer funded entity that is self-serving and self-preserving. They exist only to help dead beats.
tricia

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 21, 2010
i have been calling berrien co dfacs for over a week and it instantly rings busy!-even when i try to call at 3 in the morning its busy so unless they are working alot of overtime or that phone is off the hook!my ex-husband checked my 12yr old daughter out of school in duluth ga and took her to nashville and i can't get anybody to care that i put my daughter on the bus at 8am in gwinnett and he took her hours away before i knew she was gone!dfacs and law enforcement need to start protecting kids and stop passing the buck.....and start answering your phone dfacs -children and womens rights are a joke all over ga
REALIEST

Cedar Rapids, IA

#4 Nov 4, 2010
bocephus1965 wrote:
DEFACS is just another taxpayer funded entity that is self-serving and self-preserving. They exist only to help dead beats.
YOUR AN IDIOT TO EVEN THINK THAT WAY. EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES ASSISTANCE IT NOT A DEAD BEAT SO DON'T LABEL US AS SUCH. I AM A SINGLE MOTHER WHO ATTENDS COLLEGE AND WORKS SO WHAT ABOUT ME SAYS DEAD BEAT. YEAH I THINK YOU MAY NEED TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR OPINION, AND JUST TO ADD I PAY TAXES ALSO.
TwoTonTony

Perry, GA

#5 Nov 9, 2010
REALIEST wrote:
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YOUR AN IDIOT TO EVEN THINK THAT WAY. EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES ASSISTANCE IT NOT A DEAD BEAT SO DON'T LABEL US AS SUCH. I AM A SINGLE MOTHER WHO ATTENDS COLLEGE AND WORKS SO WHAT ABOUT ME SAYS DEAD BEAT. YEAH I THINK YOU MAY NEED TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR OPINION, AND JUST TO ADD I PAY TAXES ALSO.
I think bocephus is right! I'll bet the only taxes you pay are State sales tax on what you buy. You think because you go to college you can not be a deadbeat? Somone else is supporting you in some way or you would not be dealing with DFCS. Single mother?
That tells me you think that is some special qualifier. I'll bet the child was born out-of-wedlock>
nursingjesusfrea k

United States

#6 Jan 19, 2011
To think that everyone that goes to DFACs is a dead beat couldn't be further from the truth. I am a RN that works 40/60 hours a week to support my two children. My son was diagnosed with Juvenile diabetes a year ago. I have health insurance but copays on everything is draining me. I pay taxes on 60 thou a year so Y shouldn't I take advantage of what my taxes r paying for,if I qualify?
Ms Missy

United States

#7 Jan 19, 2011
Just because you go through DFACS soesn't mean you're a dead beat! I myself am not and have never been though DFACS but there are certain people who qualify and of course ones who don't. My best friend's son is mentally disabled, because of that she cannot work a normal job or do anything normal for that matter. She does everthing for him when others won't even help because of his condition. So, the 2 negative thinkers, you should think before you speak about what you don't know.
granma

United States

#8 Jan 29, 2011
Berrien county dfacs IS a joke at best, and I agree with the previous post about them being self-serving. Its true not everyone who goes thru dfacs is a dead beat, but the dead beats who DO go thru dfacs seem to get the most help. Anyone with a brain knows that that ARE deadbeats out there, and they DO get served by dfacs. Just last night, berrien county came to tift county and took 2 sleeping infants out of the bed from the grandmother's house. The woman said that the mother was admitted to green leaf, the mother tested positive for drugs (marijuana and cocaine), and that the mother was NOT competent enough to decide where the kids should go, but in the same sentence said that she was taking the kids because the mother did not want them to stay in the home with the grandmother. If the mother is not competent enough to decide where the kids SHOULD go, then why did they listen to her when she decided where she did NOT want the kids to go? Those workers are more concerned with preserving their jobs and paychecks than the best interest of the children. Why come to a residence at 930 pm on a friday night to take kids out of the bed? Oh , must be because they have weekends off. If they did what was best for the children, then they would have waited until daylight the next day, but I guess that would mean one of the employees would have to get their asses out of bed on saturday morning on their day off, which is more important that making an innocent childs life a little easier when he already has it rough. A 14 month old does not understand. It was dark and cold and he was terrified to leave with strangers. I want to know who to contact to get some kind of reform to these systems. I thought health care was bad, most people there are self serving because the pay is good, and dont do whats best for the patient. Now here it is in the sector who is supposed to be protecting the most vulnerable little people there are.
MIDDLE CLASS MAN

United States

#9 Mar 3, 2011
granma wrote:
Berrien county dfacs IS a joke at best, and I agree with the previous post about them being self-serving. Its true not everyone who goes thru dfacs is a dead beat, but the dead beats who DO go thru dfacs seem to get the most help. Anyone with a brain knows that that ARE deadbeats out there, and they DO get served by dfacs. Just last night, berrien county came to tift county and took 2 sleeping infants out of the bed from the grandmother's house. The woman said that the mother was admitted to green leaf, the mother tested positive for drugs (marijuana and cocaine), and that the mother was NOT competent enough to decide where the kids should go, but in the same sentence said that she was taking the kids because the mother did not want them to stay in the home with the grandmother. If the mother is not competent enough to decide where the kids SHOULD go, then why did they listen to her when she decided where she did NOT want the kids to go? Those workers are more concerned with preserving their jobs and paychecks than the best interest of the children. Why come to a residence at 930 pm on a friday night to take kids out of the bed? Oh , must be because they have weekends off. If they did what was best for the children, then they would have waited until daylight the next day, but I guess that would mean one of the employees would have to get their asses out of bed on saturday morning on their day off, which is more important that making an innocent childs life a little easier when he already has it rough. A 14 month old does not understand. It was dark and cold and he was terrified to leave with strangers. I want to know who to contact to get some kind of reform to these systems. I thought health care was bad, most people there are self serving because the pay is good, and dont do whats best for the patient. Now here it is in the sector who is supposed to be protecting the most vulnerable little people there are.
Call your state representative. Penny Houston
KBM

Kathleen, GA

#11 Apr 2, 2011
granma wrote:
Berrien county dfacs IS a joke at best, and I agree with the previous post about them being self-serving. Its true not everyone who goes thru dfacs is a dead beat, but the dead beats who DO go thru dfacs seem to get the most help. Anyone with a brain knows that that ARE deadbeats out there, and they DO get served by dfacs. Just last night, berrien county came to tift county and took 2 sleeping infants out of the bed from the grandmother's house. The woman said that the mother was admitted to green leaf, the mother tested positive for drugs (marijuana and cocaine), and that the mother was NOT competent enough to decide where the kids should go, but in the same sentence said that she was taking the kids because the mother did not want them to stay in the home with the grandmother. If the mother is not competent enough to decide where the kids SHOULD go, then why did they listen to her when she decided where she did NOT want the kids to go? Those workers are more concerned with preserving their jobs and paychecks than the best interest of the children. Why come to a residence at 930 pm on a friday night to take kids out of the bed? Oh , must be because they have weekends off. If they did what was best for the children, then they would have waited until daylight the next day, but I guess that would mean one of the employees would have to get their asses out of bed on saturday morning on their day off, which is more important that making an innocent childs life a little easier when he already has it rough. A 14 month old does not understand. It was dark and cold and he was terrified to leave with strangers. I want to know who to contact to get some kind of reform to these systems. I thought health care was bad, most people there are self serving because the pay is good, and dont do whats best for the patient. Now here it is in the sector who is supposed to be protecting the most vulnerable little people there are.
Are you serious! they work 60+ hours a week and are required to be on call on the weekends. You think they get over time.. No way our wonderful government has cut pay and case workers and funds. They are closed 2 day's a month now because they are required to be and each worker has to carry their full work load and take a fur lo day with no pay one day every 2 weeks. the people that came and got those kids got their butt's out of bed with their child or husband to protect the children in question. There is a 72 hour hearing at which time if the relative is found fit they will be returned. I know of 5 case workers that cover two counties and 12-14 foster homes that provide a safe haven for these kids. 6 came into care last week. Please find out how to reform the process become involved. Donate your time become a CASA provide respite care for these kids that need a place for 72 hours to get it straight because I can assure you none of the 5 case workers need yet another case and another home to find for these kids. The safe homes they have now are over flowing. They are being shipped off to other counties where homes are available. Please quit complaining and do something useful and help. I know you are mad but do something productive with that anger..
someone who cares

United States

#12 Sep 20, 2011
so whats with if you know somebody with dfcs its ok to take a child from a mother a loving home to give the child to a friend who has no job no house and lives in a 3 bdr house with five adults and six kids who benefits because im sure thats not protocol

Since: Mar 12

Oakland, TN

#13 Mar 24, 2012
Not worth the tax dollars that pay their salary!! Nashville id so political and corupt!
someone-knows

Moultrie, GA

#14 Mar 26, 2012
After a call to the govoners office about their case after 2.5 years of bull---- there seems to be a shake up at he nashville office,, lots of folks resigning. If you are involved with this corrupt agency a phone call might do you good.
wth

Streator, IL

#15 Mar 26, 2012
The ladies I know at the Nashville DFCS and one from Ocilla are very nice to talk to. If you don't know them personaly then don't judge them please.
wrong color

Springfield, MO

#16 May 5, 2012
When I 1st moved here 10+ years ago with a 5yr old and a 7 yr old, NO Job, No Money, TPO against Father victom of Domestic Violence, I was told because We were staying with my Father that I qualified for $0 food stamps,$0 assistance of any kind!!! SERIOUSLY??? The answer returned to me was: "YOUR NOT THE RIGHT COLOR"! I replied, Excuse me? Again the lady replied, "YOUR WHITE!" Just because my Father is financially secure, well known citizen the case worker made the decision that he would be responsible for us! I was 32 year old grown woman with MY own children! FAR beyond a dependent or responsibility to my Father!!! Therefore, when My Father heard this he began calling every State Official He possibly could! Needless to say countless phone calls and several days later, the only assistance resulted was $71.00 a month in food stamps only because he signed a statement that we prepared our meals seperately! i just get all worked up everytime I recall this memory!
aewilliams1977

Kathleen, GA

#17 May 14, 2012
The problem with this DFACS, as with so many others in small towns, its all in who you know. If they don't personally know you, nothing gets done. Yes please let your congressman or state representative know, might do some good. Not everyone on assistance is a deadbeat although its a true fact that some do abuse the system.
KSB

Douglas, GA

#18 May 14, 2012
TwoTonTony wrote:
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I think bocephus is right! I'll bet the only taxes you pay are State sales tax on what you buy. You think because you go to college you can not be a deadbeat? Somone else is supporting you in some way or you would not be dealing with DFCS. Single mother?
That tells me you think that is some special qualifier. I'll bet the child was born out-of-wedlock>
Really?? DFCS Offers alot of services even child support for dead beat dads that leave the wife or girlfriends simply because they are pregnant. There is several divisions in one office..
KSB

Douglas, GA

#19 May 14, 2012
granma wrote:
Berrien county dfacs IS a joke at best, and I agree with the previous post about them being self-serving. Its true not everyone who goes thru dfacs is a dead beat, but the dead beats who DO go thru dfacs seem to get the most help. Anyone with a brain knows that that ARE deadbeats out there, and they DO get served by dfacs. Just last night, berrien county came to tift county and took 2 sleeping infants out of the bed from the grandmother's house. The woman said that the mother was admitted to green leaf, the mother tested positive for drugs (marijuana and cocaine), and that the mother was NOT competent enough to decide where the kids should go, but in the same sentence said that she was taking the kids because the mother did not want them to stay in the home with the grandmother. If the mother is not competent enough to decide where the kids SHOULD go, then why did they listen to her when she decided where she did NOT want the kids to go? Those workers are more concerned with preserving their jobs and paychecks than the best interest of the children. Why come to a residence at 930 pm on a friday night to take kids out of the bed? Oh , must be because they have weekends off. If they did what was best for the children, then they would have waited until daylight the next day, but I guess that would mean one of the employees would have to get their asses out of bed on saturday morning on their day off, which is more important that making an innocent childs life a little easier when he already has it rough. A 14 month old does not understand. It was dark and cold and he was terrified to leave with strangers. I want to know who to contact to get some kind of reform to these systems. I thought health care was bad, most people there are self serving because the pay is good, and dont do whats best for the patient. Now here it is in the sector who is supposed to be protecting the most vulnerable little people there are.
Contact your governors office and ask for them to remove the hiring freeze. You could be no further off. Every single one of the DFCS works 60 plus hours a week. They work 4 day's which they get paid for they have to take one furlough day a week which they do not get paid for. There is a case worker on call 24 hours a day seven days a week.. If they were removed there was a complaint that was validated. The burn out ratio is one of the highest in any profession the things they see are grusem and here in Berrien they are very short staffed however here in Berrien there is not a shortage of kids with no power or running water or living in sub standard conditions or be molested or prostituted out parents on drugs 14 month old children being left at home or even worse taken with the parent who goes out and they just leave them in a car.. I do not work for DFCS but I do work with them on a volunteer basis. Wanna help they will let you.. Go make a difference in their life and a childs life..

ucp

Since: Jul 12

Princeton, WV

#20 Sep 14, 2012
My son has be kidnapped by his mother who does not have custody. She filled for food stamps and medicaid through Berrien County DFCS and they knew she didn't have custody! I have tried to speak with the case worker only to be transferred to voicemail, and never receive a return call. The mother of my child has now moved him to Florida in with her adult 22 year old daughter who is in the military and deployed to Afganistan! So, my 15 year old is in Florida by himself with no family, and she is still collecting benefits for him in Berrien County! When I call to notify them that my son has been taken without my permission, they could care less. The receptionist is rude, and uncaring and even giving legal advice! She gave me 4 wrong phone numbers to agencies to contact about this, and when I call back to tell her these numbers are incorrect, she says, " well those are the numbers on my page." Inept, uncaring, and rude! We all know that if I as a man were to have done this, I would be in Jail facing many charges. Kidnapping, fraud, and violating a court order...all of which seems to mean nothing to theses people. This place has good intentions, but in their practical use they stink!
When I did get the corrected numbers to file a complaint ( found myself) I was treated basically the same. These people are burned out, and there lack of caring only proves that fact. What a joke this place is, and I still can't believe they don't care any more than they do!
for the children

High Springs, FL

#21 Jun 9, 2015
With all due respect, and I am no great fan of DFCS, but if you have a court order giving you custody, and you know where your child is, your path to resolution is through law enforcement, not DFCS. Take your copy of the court order to the Sheriff's Dept in the County where your child is, even if it's another state, ask for a deputy to go with you and go get your child. Should DFCS have told you this (or some rendition, as in, you need to contact YOUR Sheriff's Dept. first), yes. But dealing with issues that are not their jurisdiction only clogs up the system. No way would I not have my child back if this had happened to me.

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