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Posted on: August 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] August is Child Support Awareness Month

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month to help ensure that financial support needed to thrive is provided to all children. During these unprecedented times, it has become even more important to support our children and parents, who are struggling to make ends meet.

Colorado has been among the nation’s leaders in this cause, with a long-standing tradition of exploring new and innovative approaches to improving its service delivery so that more families can depend on consistent child support payments. Get involved through the following options:

  • Follow the Colorado Department of Human Services Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CoCDHS/ throughout the month for posts about Child Support Awareness Month. Be sure to “like” and “share” using our hashtag: #supportcokids.
  • Watch the video from Governor Jared Polis: https://bit.ly/3ihQqoM
  • Read the Child Support Awareness Month Proclamation: https://bit.ly/2EW3AcA
  • Listen to the Support Colorado Kids Podcast - hosted by Director of Child Support Services Larry Desbien. Click here to listen to the podcast. For the best streaming experience, we recommend using Google Chrome or your mobile device.

The purpose of National Child Support Month is to raise awareness about the importance of parents’ involvement in their children’s lives and the responsibility parents have to provide the resources their children need to succeed. It is estimated that one in every four American children is connected with a child support program.

The goal of the Colorado Child Support Program is to ensure that all children receive financial, medical and emotional support from each parent. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, enforcing those obligations, assisting with the establishment of parenting plans, and providing parenting education services.

Jefferson County Human Services is celebrating Child Support Awareness Month by highlighting our Fatherhood program. The purpose of the Responsible Fatherhood Program is to provide education and coaching for mothers and fathers who want to support the best interest of their children. Through our classes and services, we provide peer-based engagement, motivation, and on-going support for the parents in our community. Best of all, services are free. 

Jefferson County Child Support Services is honoring the month by raising awareness about the importance of child support, how it works, and the resources available to assist parents. This month is also a time to salute parents who work hard to make sure their children have the brightest future possible. 

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