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  • The Department of Social and Healther Services (DSHS) recently updated the Reduced Cost Services Guide which highlights a variety of products and services available in or near Washington State that are offered at reduced cost for people meeting certain income levels.  

    The Guide is available in English and Spanish


  • Program Overview: Paternity Establishment through Division of Child Support

    The Division of Child Support provides services for the establishment of paternity, and the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support orders to help families become or remain economically secure.  Fathers can apply for these services to even if they don’t have custody of their children.  Contact them for more information or application at 800-457-6202 or check their website at

  • OLYMPIA — Over the course of the next three years, the Department of Social and Health Services will team up with school districts and the Washington State Interagency Fatherhood Council to educate teens and young adults about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of parenthood. DSHS’ Division of Child Support is among nine state agencies and two federally recognized tribes that were awarded $1 million grants by the Office of Child Support Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

  • Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with behavioral health concerns?

    So are we, and have traveled a road similar to yours. As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids,

    we have learned a lot about ourselves and have gained new skills.

    This weekend will be filled with many topics such as:

  • Published Thu, Mar 11 202110:56 AM EST by CNBC
    By Cory Stieg: Cory Stieg@CORYSTIEG

    Photo: Aleksandar Nakic

    Parents could use some extra support during the pandemic, both emotional and logistical.

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