Division of Child Support

Latest News

Our offices are currently closed to walk in traffic and due to the state budget shortfall our staff will be on furlough Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16 and will be unavailable on those days,

You can still call 1-800-442-KIDS (5437)  and follow directions for information about your case any time of day. You also can send an email to DCS-CRU@dshs.wa.gov and we will respond on the next business day.

If you need to make a payment there are several ways to do that without coming to our offices. Find out more on our Paying Child Support  page.

Thank you for your patience and stay healthy!

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You may be eligible for free job training!

Families Forward Washington has re-started enrollment of noncustodial parents. Free of charge, FFW study participants receive up to six months of job training, career counseling, help finding a job, and Alternative Solutions child support assistance. Go to ffw@goodwillotc.org or call 509-460-4704, ext. 323 to find out more!


Questions about child support?

Please call us at 1-800-442-KIDS (5437). This automated system allows quick access to your case manager by entering your case number. If you do not have a case or know your number press "0" for staff assistance. For further information on how to use the KIDS line please see the full instructions.

Now is the perfect time to take the Census

You count and you should be counted. You can take the U.S. Census from the comfort of your home, online, by phone or through the mail. Accurate Census numbers help bring millions of dollars to Washington state. That money helps programs for children, families and older adults. Learn more about the Census and how you can be counted at https://2020census.gov/

Are you struggling to pay child support?

Contact our Alternative Solutions program specialists who will help you identify and overcome barriers to paying child support. Check out the video and see how it worked for one parent. If you think the program can help you, call us at 1-800-604-1146.



What We Do

We improve lives by delivering excellent child support services.

How We Do It

We provide respect and resources to every person every day.