Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project Child Support's Mobiel Assistance Unit Receives Overwhelming Support

On August 25, 2014, Project Child Support launch the Nation’s first child support mobile assistance center, after hosting a highly successful ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by elected officials.  During the first month of operation, over 400 parents visited the Mobile Assistance Center (MAC) to receive information, consultations or services.  Custodial parents owed as little $1,500 to as much as $287,000, and non-custodial parents with suspended driver’s licenses, or active arrest warrants came out to resolve their child support issues. 

Many parents visited the MAC requesting an attorney to help them understand their legal documents and options to collect their child support arrears.  Some non-custodial parents who came to the MAC were unaware of how much they owed in unpaid child support, and were afraid to obtain their records, because they were concerned an arrest warrant may have been issued against them.

In addition to more than 400 parents receiving information or services at our MAC, more than 200 calls were placed into the Project Child Support 24-Hour Call Centers from parents seeking collection, investigative and amnesty services.  To service these parents, Project Child Support is increasing its staff to support the public demand.  To further assist parents, Project Child Support has modified its services to have attorneys walk into family courts to retrieve parents’ records.  This service will assist non-custodial parents who fear they have arrest warrants, and are too afraid to take the necessary steps to resolve their arrears.

Project Child Support will be deploying its MAC within two weeks with the new services that are now available for parents who use the 24-hour call center.  The MAC schedule will be available on the Project Child Support Website.  Project Child Support will also begin hosting workshops throughout metropolitan area.  The workshops will be separated into custodial parent and non-custodial parent programs that will be hosted by attorneys, investigators and service representatives.  The first workshop is being coordinated to be hosted in November 2014 with community organizations. 

Project Child Support was created by Kai Patterson in honor of his mother, who was unable to collect child support from Mr. Patterson’s father, which provides affordable and free services to parents (See: Patterson’s Story).  The program provides a 24-hour call center to enable custodial and non-custodial parents to schedule consultations and receive assistance by calling 855-851-HELP (4357).

Project Child Support at (855) 851-HELP or (855) 851-4375

#Kai Patterson  #Kai D. Patterson   #Project Child Support  #Custodial Support Foundation  #Bounty Alert

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