Pitt County Recognizes Child Support Awareness Month
DSS to host events throughout the month of August
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – August is Child Support Awareness Month. Pitt County Department of Social Services (DSS) staff and their partnering agencies work together daily to ensure all children in our community receive the financial and parental support for which they are entitled.
To promote the efforts of Child Support Services personnel and the children they serve, Pitt County DSS will engage in awareness efforts throughout the month of August.
On Tuesday, August 1, at 9:00 a.m., DSS will hold a Child Support Awareness Walk “Igniting the Flame of Engagement: The Light to the Future” at the Pitt County Human Services Center, located at 203 Government Circle in Greenville. This event will feature DSS staff and community advocates, coming together for a one-mile walk around the Government Circle campus while holding signs and banners promoting child support awareness.
Additionally, PittTV (Optimum TV Ch 13), along with the Pitt County website and social media accounts, will feature special child support awareness infographics.
“The primary purpose of the child support program is to support families by providing child support services to families to prevent or relieve economic stress and sustain self-support and self-sufficiency. Services include paternity establishment, establishment of support obligations, collection and distribution of support, and enforcement of support obligations,” says Sonya Scott, Family Support Services Program Administrator.
From July 2022 - June 2023, Pitt County DSS handled more than 8,821 court-ordered child support cases securing and processing approximately $15,094,216.43 in child support funds.
To learn more about child support efforts, contact the department at 252-902-1300, or visit www.PittCountyNC.gov/CSS.
Media Availability - Members of the media interested in covering the Awareness Walk on August 1 are asked to arrive by 8:45 a.m., to allow time for interviews. For more information, contact Pitt County Child Support Services at 252-902-1300.