Immediate Release: Project Child Support’s First 5 New Jersey Cities Are A Success
After its Ribbon Cutting Launch, Project Child Support’s Mobile Assistance Center hits the streets and begin helping parents, with the support of My9, Fios 1 News, WMBC-TV News, the Associated Press, NJ.Com / Star Ledger and several news outlets across the country. The rollout of the Mobile Assistance Center, which is also called the MAC, started in Newark, New Jersey on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Several custodial parents needing to locate the non-custodial parents of their children subscribed to the Collection Program and Filing Program, while several non-custodial parents needing reduced child support orders, and court orders to discharge enforcement actions subscribed to the Amnesty Program. One non-custodial parent was crying while leaving the Essex County Family Court, received a free legal consultation, and eventually enrolled to receive legal services for his next court appearance. While in at the Union County Family Court in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a custodial parent tracked down the MAC, after going to New York City because an old schedule was published by some news publications. She went online to access the MAC’s schedule, and drove to Elizabeth, NJ form New York City. She immediately enrolled to receive investigative, legal and collections assistance to collect unpaid child support arrears her child has been owed for years.
The visit to the Paterson, New Jersey was more than a homecoming to Project Child Support’s CEO and Founder, Kai Patterson. While at the Passaic County Family Court, an 82-year-old great grandmother walked up to the MAC seeking assistance to receive child support for her great grandson. The 82-year-old woman had been handed an inch thick set of documents to complete by the Passaic County Child Support Office, and was told that her chances of receiving a child support order were not good, because she did not have an updated address of the non-custodial parent, which was her grandson. Another parent at the Passaic County Child Support Office recommended that she go downstairs to the Project Child Support MAC to receive assistance and investigative services, which was located in front of the building. Unable to read the fine print in child support documents, she was assisted by Project Child Support’s staff and the attorney of the Custodial Support Law office, who was located on the MAC. “When the 82-year-old woman walked up to the MAC, I immediately recognized her, and asked her if she knew my late grandmother. It turned out; she was my grandmother’s friend from the Grand Street Projects, where I lived until I was 3-years-old, and where I visited as a child on weekends, as well as each summer. I immediately had our attorney Kyle Chan assist her in completing the child support documents, which took more than 2 hours to complete. I also gave her our Filing Assistance Investigative Program at no cost, because she was unemployed, on public assistance and needed the child support order to receive additional assistance. It’s cases like this that make you realize the value of the services you are providing to not just parents, and grandparents, but now a great grand parent” said Kai Patterson.
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Project Child Support at (855) 851-HELP or (855) 851-4357
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