GENESEO, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2023 – August is Child Support Awareness Month and the Livingston County Department of Social Services is firmly committed to helping children receive the financial support they need to ensure their basic needs are being met.
Children thrive when they have financial and emotional support from both parents, even in circumstances where the child’s parents no longer reside in the same household. Child support is often critical in the development, health and overall well-being of children as it helps in providing clothing, food and shelter along with school tuition, supplies, tutors, lunch money and more.
New York's Child Support Program annually assists in establishing parentage and right-sized child support orders for more than 525,000 children and youth under the age of 18. Last year alone, the program collected and disbursed more than $1.65 billion in child support. New York is one of 13 sites nationwide to be awarded funding through the Safe Access for Victims' Economic Security demonstration grant from the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award is providing the state with more than $1.5 million over five years to help bolster safe access to child support and related services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Locally, Livingston County’s Child Support Unit provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity and establishing support orders.
Learn more about the different programs and services that are available to the public by visiting the Livingston County Department of Social Services’ website.
About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.
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