August Is Child Support Awareness Month – Activities Scheduled In High Desert

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – The San Bernardino County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is observing Child Support Awareness Month with an expanded presence in the community.

Governor Jerry Brown issued a letter recognizing this month as Child Support Awareness
Month. The focus of Child Support Awareness Month 2012 is the vital role parents
play in providing a positive environment for their children. The theme this year is,
“Child support provides security, instills confidence, maintains trust, and helps to make
childhood dreams come true.”

“These events allow us to more effectively meet the needs of customers by providing
them with additional resources that may assist them in meeting their families’ needs,”
said Director Connie Brunn. “I am so proud of this department and the work we do. Child Support Awareness Month is a time for us to educate the community about the
many ways we are here to serve families.”

During the month of August, parents who are past due on their child support payments
are encouraged to drop by their local child support agency to make a payment, modify
their child support order, obtain a repayment plan, and/or find out whether they qualify
for a compromise on the overdue balance.

Here in the High Desert DCSS has the following events and activities scheduled:

· Arrears Day every Tuesday and Thursday in August in their High Desert office from 8 am – 5 pm.  This is an opportunity to speak with Non-Custodial Parents about their Child Support debt.

· Resource Corners are set up in the Victorville branch office lobby for customers to access information on programs and services offered by other agencies.

· A special presentation on Child Support Awareness Month will be given at the High Desert Partnership for Kids collaborative meeting which will be held on 8/13/12 at 9:00 a.m. at Desert Mountain SELPA.

· An interview session on La Poderosa Spanish Radio was held 8/2/12.

Visit the department’s website at hss.sbcounty.gov/DCSS or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SanBernardinoCountyDCSS for more information.

DCSS is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring
residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life to their
families. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov

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