Child Support Awareness Month is recognized both nationally and locally each year as a means to focus on the importance of providing financial support for children. It is also the time to recognize the families and the child support professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives both emotionally and financially.
This year’s theme in the state of California, “On the road of life, their future starts with you,” promotes parental responsibility and encourages parents to stay involved. Statistics show that children grow up to do better in all areas of their lives when they are able to maintain meaningful relationships with both parents.
Last year, the state and local agencies in California collected and distributed more than $2.3 billion in child support on behalf of the 1.4 million children and families that participate in the California Child Support Program.
During the month of August, child support professional staff throughout the state will be going out into the community to ensure families who need our services have an opportunity to learn more about what is available.
A banner promoting Child Support Awareness Month will hang over Main Street in Placerville. On Aug. 5, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation and declared August as Child Support Awareness Month in our county.
If you would like more information about child support services, call 1-866-901-3212 or visit the Website at edcgov.us/childsupport.