For many students, the new school year has just begun. Children and parents have loaded up backpacks with crayons, paper, erasers and freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils. But for many families, getting enough school supplies can be difficult, particularly those families who have difficulties receiving child support from a noncustodial parent.
After a month of school supplies drives, the Department of Economic Security (DES) Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) is prepared to lessen the burden of the new school year on client families. For the fifth year, statewide Family Fun Days will allow the Division to go even further in its mission to support families by delivering needed school supplies while teaching families about the options available to receive monies owed by noncustodial parents.
Unlike years past, when DCSS would host one massive Family Fun Day in Phoenix, the Division will instead be hosting several Family Fun Days in offices across the state. The decentralization of the event will allow them to serve even more clients, many of whom would have difficulty traveling to the Phoenix metro area. The smaller venues will also award clients the opportunity to better interact with DCSS staff, allowing them to obtain more information on services offered.
The DCSS "Wall of Fame" showcases proclamations from Governor Doug Ducey and several mayors and county officials, which name August Child Support Awareness Month.
Governor Doug Ducey and several mayors and county officials throughout the state have proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month. This year's theme, "Your support inspires futures!" serves as an inspiration for both parents and DCSS staff who dedicate their time to ensuring the children of Arizona receive the support needed to become their very best.