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August is Child Support Awareness Month


August is Child Support Awareness Month, recognized in California and nationwide. In partnership with the 47 county and regional child support offices, California Child Support Services invites all parents to Get the Facts about the services available to connect them with the resources they need. 

Research conducted statewide reveals that many California parents are unaware of the programs available for their benefit through Child Support Services. The child support program exists to assist both parents as well as legal guardians in the active provision of a stable and supportive environment for California’s children. Many misconceptions remain, and parents are encouraged to get the facts as services offered are more flexible and responsive to the needs of modern families than ever before.

As California continues to respond to statewide impacts of COVID-19, local child support offices are available virtually and in person to assist single parents and their families with improved services that expand eligibility and access for those in need.

During Child Support Awareness Month, it is important to remember that “single parent” does not mean “alone.” California Child Support Services and local child support offices across the state are here to help parents better understand their rights and improve their options as they support their children.

For more information about California Child Support Services, and the programs available, visit childsupport.ca.gov.