Fatherhood Issues

Child Support

Child support is a critical source of income for single mothers and children. It’s reasonable to expect fathers to provide for their children.

Fathers often struggle to meet this responsibility. They may not make enough money. Or job loss may have changed their ability to pay. When fathers don’t pay, enforcement comes in—causing many fathers to go underground in fear.

Failure to pay can result in jail time. Once sent to jail, a father’s inability to pay is made worse.

Fathers who are incarcerated solely for their failure to pay child support can participate in our JOBS NOT JAIL PROGRAM

Learn more about child support in our Guide.