August is Child Support Awareness Month

August marks the beginning of National Child Support Awareness Month. This is a time to celebrate parents who are working hard to make sure that the needs of children are met. In observance of Child Support Awareness Month, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is focusing on celebrating the ways the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) has helped parents in the past and the emerging resources for Georgia’s families. The Division continues to grow and adapt to help provide Georgia’s children with the support they need to thrive. Through community partnerships and resources, DCSS has gained a greater understanding of the needs of parents and children.  

It is the department’s goal to educate the public about the programs and resources the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) offers to both custodial and noncustodial parents. By making parents aware of information that can help meet their child support obligations, DCSS helps create stronger families for a stronger Georgia.  

Each week, DHS will focus on how parents can use the following resources to work together to center their child: 

  • Outreach programs like Fatherhood and the Parental Accountability Court  

  • Emerging resources and partnerships that DCSS is developing to serve more parents and children 

  • Multiple self-service options 

  • DCSS staff members who work with parents to support children