Child Support Awareness Month

YOU ARE THERE FOR THEM, WE’LL BE THERE FOR YOU!

Every August is Child Support Awareness Month – a national initiative to inform all parents and the general public about the programs available to help them offered through child support services. 

The 2019 California Child Support Awareness Month campaign, “YOU ARE THERE FOR THEM, WE’LL BE THERE FOR YOU,” focuses on the very necessary things that child support helps pay for, like groceries and doctor visits, and the services that child support agencies provide to make parenting easier, including the updated online case information service now accessible on mobile devices.

Help us get out the word with posters, web banners and buttons, and audio and video Public Service Announcements: visit our media partners page. 

July 1st – July 26th 

San Bernardino County 

Pack the Box- Back and School Supply Drive 

  • Staff collection drive to collect back packs and school supplies.
  • The collected items will be given away to local families who attend the Back to School Health Fair on August 19th. 
  • Drop off locations available here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Saturday July 27th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Modesto, CA 

  • This FREE event will be feature community resources, Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting, performances, and drawings for donated prizes. 
  • Downloadable Flyer with Map English | Spanish

 

Tuesday July 30th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Stockton, CA 

San Joaquin County Child Support Services’s 4th Annual Block Party 

  • To kick off Child Support Awareness Month, San Joaquin County Child Support will host our 4th Annual Block Party. 
  • There will be approximately 60 community partners onsite with children’s activities and information on services provided to families in our community. 
  • There will also be first responders, local radio stations, food trucks and entertainment. 
  • The department will be giving free backpacks filled with school supplies and raffle prizes for parents in attendance. 
  • Downloadable flyer with event details.

Full Month of August 

Redding, CA

Back to School Supply Giveaway 

Watsonville, CA 

Superior Court Outreach

  • Child Support staff will be available to meet with parents to address questions on their child support case.
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Thursday August 1st – Friday August 16th

Santa Cruz, CA 

School Supplies Backpack Giveaway 

  • Children who visit our office will be able to draw a picture of their family and enter to win a backpack full of school supplies
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Thursday August 1st, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM    

Loma Linda, CA 

Back to School Health Fair 

  • This free event will provide families with school readiness resources such as free haircuts, health checkups, dental checkups, healthy meal prep, teen health and safety material, story time, Zumba demonstrations, games and prizes.

 

Thursday August 1st, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Rocklin, CA

KidZone Carnival 

  • Placer County Child Support Services will open the office  to kids for an afternoon of fun and games.
  • Featuring various carnival-type games, backpack raffle, hygiene kits.
  • First Responders and their vehicles will be present to teach safety and for photo-ops.
  • Downloadable flyer with event details.

 

Thursday August 7th 

Santa Rosa, CA 

Sonoma County Child Support Service’s Backpack and School Supply Giveaway 

  • We will have a selection of 250 backpacks with school supplies for children. 
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Saturday August 3rd 

Redding, CA 

Back-to-School Pop-Up Shop

  • Parents can bring their children and “shop” for free school supplies
  • face painting will be available, balloons and button making
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website) 

 

Tuesday August 6th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Salinas, CA

Breast Feeding Awareness Walk & Health Fair 

 

Tuesday August 6th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Merced, CA 

Merced County Child Support Services @ Merced Police Department National Night Out

 

Wednesday August 7th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Merced, CA 

Career and Resource Fair 

  • Connecting parents with community partners, organizations and employers that offer services to support a better future for Merced County Families.
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Wednesday August 7th 

Santa Rosa, CA 

Sonoma County Child Support Service’s Backpack and School Supply Giveaway 

  • We will have a selection of 250 backpacks with school supplies for children. 
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Thursday August 8th 

Santa Rosa, CA 

Sonoma County Child Support Service’s Backpack and School Supply Giveaway 

  • We will have a selection of 250 backpacks with school supplies for children. 
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Thursday August 8th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Hanford, CA 

Kings County Child Support @ Thursday Night Market Place 

 

Friday August 9th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hanford, CA  

Kings County Child Support @ Salvation Army Back to School Bash 

  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Saturday August 10th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Merced, CA

Merced County Department of Child Support Services 1st Annual Kids Connect 

  • Community partners will get together to highlight services available to children and families. Kids activities, entertainment and refreshments.
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Sunday August 11th, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Redding, CA 

Shasta County Child Support Services @ Farmer’s Market 

  • Public outreach booth to educate the community on child support services.
  • Distribute home DNA kits and simplified applications for services.
  • Coloring activities will also be available for children who visit the booth.
  • Additional event contact information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website) 

 

Monday August 12th, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Soledad, CA 

First Day of School Celebration Resource Fair

 

Thursday August 15th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Quincy, CA

Plumas County Child Support Services @ Plumas Sierra County Fair 

  • We will be available to meet with parents to address questions on their child support case and provide program awareness. 
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Friday August 16th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Quincy, CA

Plumas County Child Support Services @ Plumas Sierra County Fair 

  • We will be available to meet with parents to address questions on their child support case and provide program awareness. 
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Saturday August 17th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Quincy, CA

Plumas County Child Support Services @ Plumas Sierra County Fair 

  • We will be available to meet with parents to address questions on their child support case and provide program awareness. 
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Sunday August 18th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Quincy, CA

Plumas County Child Support Services @ Plumas Sierra County Fair 

  • We will be available to meet with parents to address questions on their child support case and provide program awareness. 
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)

 

Wednesday August 21st, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Merced, CA 

Customer Orientation 

  • Evening orientation to explain the child support process to child support customers.
  • Light refreshments will be provided. 
  • Additional information available here. (You will then be re-directed to an external website)

 

Sunday August 25th

Greenfield, CA

Dia Del Trabajador (Day of the Worker) Annual Resource Fair Celebration

 

Monday August 26th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

Madera, CA

Long Term Employment Success Workshops 

  • Madera County Department of Child Support Services and the Madera Workforce Agency are partnering to assist parents with goals in long-term employment success.
  • Parents are invited to participate in workshops for soft skills and resume writing.
  • Parents may bring their kids along to enjoy story time provided by the Madera County Library.
  • Parents can also visit with a Child Support Specialist during the event for a full review of child support orders, license releases, applications for the Debt Reduction (COAP) program, and credit disputes.  
  • Additional information can be found here. (You will then be redirected to an external website)