Child Support Awareness Month Events – August 2019

El Dorado County DCSS

Board of Supervisors Proclamation: On August 6th, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month and honored El Dorado County DCSS for their work. Director Ron Ladage received the award and thanked employees as well as parents for their continuous efforts in enriching the lives of children in the community.

Outreach at Farmer’s Market: El Dorado County DCSS held an outreach booth on June 26th. At every possible opportunity, they are out in the community meeting people, sharing information and answering questions about the services they provide.

Child Support Services Main Street Banner: Historic Main Street is not only a popular tourist destination, it is the heart of the community in Placerville. If anyone wants to know what is happening, they can always go to Main Street to find out. El Dorado County DCSS was very proud to have had their new banner displayed across Main Street near the historic courthouse during the first week of August.

Los Angeles CSSD

Board of Supervisor Proclamation: On August 6th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month, honoring the Child Support Services Department for their work to improve the quality of life for the children and families of Los Angeles County.

Monterey County DCSS

Breastfeeding Awareness Walk & Health Fair: Monterey County DCSS provided a Resource Booth at the Breast-Feeding Awareness Walk on August 8th, where Outreach Manager Maria Cuellar offered information about the child support program.

National Night Out: Monterey County DCSS staff provided program awareness to the public and met with parents to assist them with their child support cases at an information booth during the National Night Out event. From left to right, Chief of Staff for Supervisor Luis A. Alejo, Linda Gonzalez; City Parks staff, Vivian Salinas; Monterey County Supervisor, Luis A. Alejo; Child Support Officer, Maria Villasenor; Outreach Manager, Maria Cuellar; Salinas Library Director, Kristan Lundquist

Santa Clara County

Board of Supervisor Proclamation: August has been declared Child Support Awareness Month by the Board of Supervisors in Santa Clara County. On August 12th, the Board signed a proclamation recognizing the importance of the child support program throughout California and thanking the dedicated local staff for disbursing $92,577,926.00 to families in the last 12 months.

Ventura County

Board of Supervisor Proclamation: On July 31st, Ventura County DCSS representatives attended the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting and received a document proclaiming August as Child Support Awareness Month. Ventura County DCSS staff are excited about rebranding child support in Ventura County and believe this is a significant aspect of their efforts.

San Joaquin County

4th Annual Block Party: Held at the Stockton Weber Point Events Center, San Joaquin County DCSS’ Block Party partnered with over 60 local county agencies, community partners and vendors to provide information on the services available to San Joaquin County residents. There were family activities, informational booths, and over 400 free backpacks stuffed with school supplies that were given out to children.

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San Bernardino County

Inaugural Back to School Health and Resource Fair: On August 1st, San Bernardino County DCSS held a Health and Resource Fair, the first of its kind for the department. Staff gave away 150 backpacks loaded with school supplies and community partners offered health and dental screenings, haircuts, CPR demonstrations, nutritious meal-on-a-budget demonstrations and a book giveaway.

Tehama County

School’s Cool Event: On August 7th, Tehama County DCSS, Tehama County Probation, Tehama County Social Services, Tehama County Health Service Agency and the Tehama County Library all banded together to provide a fun-filled morning for elementary and high school students. Backpacks, school supplies, hot dogs, and popsicles were all given away, and students were able to enter drawings for physical education clothes and Walmart gift cards