Celebrating National Child Support Awareness Month and Professionals Everywhere Who Help Children and Families Thrive
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August is National Child Support Awareness Month! Established by President Bill Clinton through Proclamation 6814, this heightened awareness provides a foundation for recognizing the importance of child support programs at all levels of government to ensure children receive the financial and emotional support to lead secure and healthy lives.
MAXIMUS is honored to be a trusted partner to government entities who work on behalf of communities across the nation. Our team of nearly 1,000 dedicated individuals works with parents, employers, the courts and a wide breadth of community partners to help parents achieve self-sufficiency and reach the ability to provide for their children.
- We help parents understand their responsibilities and their role in the health and wellbeing of their children. We develop support and parenting plans that are fair to both parties while putting the welfare of their children first.
- We educate employers about the importance of new hire reporting, income withholding compliance and medical support provisions in court orders, and we streamline the process to facilitate timely action.
- We work with the courts to create support orders that are based on the most accurate information available and ensure both parents are aware of their financial obligations to their children.
- We work with our community partners to help identify resources to overcome obstacles, including low income housing support, biopsychosocial supports and other needed services to ensure that the family as a unit has the help they need.
As President Clinton noted in his proclamation, “Providing for our children is one of humanity's worthiest and most fundamental endeavors. Children are the best part of ourselves – the sum of our past and the promise of our future.” The child support professionals at MAXIMUS wholeheartedly agree with these words, and we’ve dedicated our lives to helping children realize their potential and be the best they can be.
This August, we thank the professionals who work in child support for their service and dedication.