Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

FamilyMenders provides services in Georgia DFCS Regions 1 and 3. If you have a service need outside of these regions please contact us.

How to submit a referral

DFCS Case Managers please complete a referral in SHINES.

Once approved by the DFCS supervisor, please send FamilyMenders a copy of the SHINES Service Authorization.

Please fax to 423-266-3151 or email
Send Counseling, Assessment and Crisis Referrals to
Send Parenting, Behavioral Aide, Supervised Visitation and Transport referrals to

Once the Service Authorization is received by FamilyMenders we will assign an In Home Care Manager and email a confirmation within 24 hours.

If you have any questions about the referral process or SHINES codes please call FamilyMenders at 706-965-3160.

Purchase Order Foster Home Development

  • Impact Classes and Assessment
  • ICPC Home Evaluation
  • Safe Assessments for Kinship Care

UAS Code 518 Wraparound

  • Crisis Intervention (behavioral management or disruption prevention)
  • Transportation
  • In Home Case Management
  • Parent Aide/Education
  • Behavioral Aide
  • Supervised Visitation
  • In Home Intensive Treatment (Counseling)
  • Family Team Meeting Facilitation
  • Hotel, Hospital or Group Home Emergency Overnight or Day Sitter/Supervision Service

UAS Code 571 Homestead

  • Counseling
  • Behavioral Aide
  • Transportation
  • Crisis Intervention

UAS Code 551 Early Intervention

  • Parenting Education/Parent Aide/Resource Connection

UAS Code 511 CCFA

  • CCFA - Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment
  • RCA - Relative Home Evaluations

UAS Code 521 PUP

  • Domestic Violence Assessment
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Parental Fitness/ Parenting Skills Assessment
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Counseling
  • Hair Follicle Drug Testing
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Oral Swab Drug Screen
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psycho-Sexual Evaluation
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Bonding/Attachment Assessment

UAS Code 573 Parent Aide

  • Parenting/Parenting Classes

Request FamilyMenders Service & SHINES Codes

Having trouble making a referral? Please contact us for assistance.

Tennessee Department of Children Services


  • Therapeutic Family Support Services
  • Therapeutic Visitation Services
  • Assessment Services

Having trouble making a referral?
Please contact us for assistance.

Georgia Insurance - Mental Health Services

Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Services

FamilyMenders offers Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Services through Amerigroup, and Medicaid in Whitfield, Catoosa, Murray and Walker counties.

Please see referral form below or contact us for questions.

Intensive Family Intervention is an insurance service for youth that requires prior approval from the insurance provider. Our IFI team consists of a licensed team lead, therapist, and paraprofessional committed to serving the entire family, in a team approach. IFI is an intensive program with numerous sessions a week focusing on improving family bonds and stabilizing youth with mental health needs.


Amerigroup Counseling for Children and Adolescents

Please see referral form below or contact us for questions.

Counseling services for children and adolescents placed in foster care with Amerigroup Foster Care insurance. This service is provided in the home and/or community with a counselor trained in working with children and adolescents. FamilyMenders will provide a behavioral health assessment and can also offer a diagnostic assessment for diagnostic purposes for insurance billing. Once enrolled in services, the counselor will be available for crisis response as well as weekly individual counseling with the child or adolescent.


Private Pay Services

FamilyMenders offers a variety of private pay services in Tennessee and Georgia.


  • Relative Home Evaluation for Relative Placement
  • Supervised Visitation in home or community
  • Assessment Services (Adoption, Substance Abuse, Parenting Skills, Mental Health, Psychological)
  • In Home Parenting Education and Counseling Services
  • DNA Paternity Testing
  • Drug Testing: Urine and Hair

Please contact us for more information.