Community Organization Recognizes Anne Arundel County Office Of Child Support For Making A Difference

BALTIMORE – The New Life Fellowship International Ministries (NLFIM) will recognize the Anne Arundel County Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) for its dedication to making a difference in the county. The event will honor Pat Feeney, director of the Anne Arundel County Child Support Enforcement office, and her staff for investing significant time and resources in delivering excellence in their respective field. It will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Accepting the award on behalf of the Anne Arundel County OCSE will be Ms. Yolanda Simmons, one of the staff who has volunteered for community events.

I thank NLFIM for recognizing the service we provide to our county. We very much appreciate this honor,” said Pat Feeney.

For the last two years, Pat and her staff have given up weekends to participate in the Community Baby Shower and Workshop sponsored by NLFIM. This event, open to new and expectant moms, provides advice, guidance, and gifts, so that children might enjoy a better start. In addition to mounting a display with literature, the child support staff also present a workshop about paternity establishment and securing child support.

“The NLFIM Baby Shower helps many moms and their children and is among the best organized and most collaborative event held in the area. Anne Arundel County OCSE is happy to have been a part of those events in the past and we look forward to participating in the future as we all strive to make a difference in Anne Arundel County,” continued Feeney. The event attracted over 150 participants.

The Anne Arundel Office of Child support is a field office of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR), the state’s social service provider. DHR collaborates with 24 local jurisdictions to: provide foster care, adoption, and protective services to children; collect and distribute child support payments; provide protective services, case- management, supportive housing, in-home aide services, and respite care to vulnerable adults; and provide temporary cash, food stamps, and medical assistance to families. It also funds programs for homeless persons, refugees, and migrant workers. Last year, DHR served over one million people in need. In terms of its annual budget, DHR is Maryland’s fifth largest state agency.

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