Franklin County to Host Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair

August is Child Support Awareness Month and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) want to remind parents that making regular and timely support payments contributes to the wellbeing of their children and helps to ensure that their basic needs are being met. To anyone that is behind or struggling to make their child support payments, Franklin County wants to work with you to help you support your children.
 
Franklin County has partnered with Columbus State, and dozens of other community partners and employers to host the 2017 Franklin County Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair on Thursday, August 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue. The event is free and open to the entire community.
 
“Events like Empowerment Day are great ways to access community resources, address barriers that may be keeping you from seeing your kids, and/or getting a job to support them,” said Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady. “Thanks to our CSEA team for putting together another great event, and to all of our community partners and employers for their participation.”
 
At Empowerment Day, parents will receive: child support assistance, legal guidance, resources for military veterans and families, a job fair and more. All attendees are encouraged to bring their résumé and to dress as if they’re attending a job interview as they will have the opportunity to meet with area employers that are currently hiring. VisitSupport.FranklinCountyOhio.gov/FC-Empowerment-Day for more info, including a list of employers and social service agencies.
 
“Empowerment Day is a great tool to help parents help themselves and their families,” said Commissioner Marilyn Brown. “I want to encourage any parent that is involved in the child support program, particularly someone that may be struggling with their support order, to attend Empowerment Day. Our team has put together a great mix of organizations that can help you get back or stay on track.”
 
“I’ve heard such great things about this event and I am excited to attend my first Empowerment Day as a county commissioner,” said Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce. “This is truly a one-stop shop for someone who might be struggling with child support – our great staff will be on-hand to help you with your case, community resources will be at your disposal, and we’ll have employers that are hiring in attendance. Kudos to Director Brown for her leadership and to the CSEA staff for putting together another great event”
 
“Franklin County Empowerment Day is one way that Child Support can address the realities of today’s diverse families,” said Susan A. Brown, CSEA Director. “The program has adapted its service mindset to meet changes in family structure, job market, customer demographics and social change.  It’s important for the Agency to take an individualized and balanced approach to every case.  This event provides resources for almost every challenge parents face in their everyday lives.  As families evolve, so does the program, and the Child Support program has now become one of the most significant income support programs for families.”
 
WHAT:
2017 Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair
 
WHO:
Franklin County Commissioners
Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)
Columbus State Community College
Community and government service providers
Employers
 
WHERE:
Columbus State Conference Center
315 Cleveland Avenue
 
WHEN:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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For more information on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, call the Office of Public Affairs at (614) 525-3322 or visit commissioners.franklincountyohio.gov.