Mary Margaret Oliver
Georgia House Approves Pay Raise for Relative Caregivers
The Georgia House of Representatives approved a budget package this week that includes a $1 per day pay raise for relatives caring for youth who have been removed from the homes of their parents.
Short-Changed Relative Caregivers Find Champion in Georgia Lawmaker
Georgia State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D) plans to push for increased payments to relatives who care for foster children during a budget hearing Monday. Oliver will ask her colleagues on the House appropriations subcommittee for human services to commit roughly $2.68 million annually for unlicensed relative caregivers who receive significantly less from the state than licensed foster parents.