2018 DSHS News Releases

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Division of Child Support shares child support 101

Aug 14 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

OLYMPIA- In honor of August being Child Support Awareness month, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will be hosting a Child Support 101 session in Thurston County for parents and family members who want to learn more about the topic.

The session will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, August 20 at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market Street. Topics covered will include: how to open a case, changing a support ...read the full news release


Former Director of Child Support receives national award

Aug 07 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

OLYMPIA-Wally McClure, former director of the Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Division of Child Support (DCS) is receiving the 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award for his almost 40 years of service on behalf of children and families across the nation. The National Child Support Enforcement Association ( ...read the full news release

OLYMPIA – The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced today that it will appeal the decertification of a portion of Rainier School in Buckley, a residential habilitation center for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

“We will continue to receive federal funds during the appeals process and residents currently living in the facilities will not be affected,” said Evelyn Perez, DSHS assistant ...read the full news release


August is Child Support Awareness Month

Jul 26 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

OLYMPIA- Child Support Awareness Month is when we remind all parents that children thrive when family members meet their emotional and financial needs. The Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Division of Child Support can help parents build a strong foundation for raising happy, healthy children and helping them to reach their full potential.

Each year, DSHS serves approximately 380,000 children in Washington state and across the nation, ensuring they have the financial ...read the full news release


DSHS names Dr. Brian Waiblinger agency medical director

Jul 13 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

OLYMPIA—Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Cheryl Strange announced that Dr. Brian Waiblinger is the agency’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) beginning Monday, July 16.

Waiblinger will provide  support to the agency’s chief medical officers at facilities like Western and ...read the full news release