Child Support Program

Are you a non-custodial parent ordered to pay child support who would also benefit from additional services? Sunrise’s Child Support Program, in partnership with the Buncombe County Detention Center, may be able to help. We know that families are not served by having the non-custodial parent placed in jail due to non-payment of child support. 

Our Child Support Program not only assists with partial or limited purge payments to prevent incarceration, but also provides peer support and connections to transportation, recovery services, education and other basic needs. The family unit is strengthened when both parents are able to meet their full potential. 

Our Certified Peer Support Specialists have lived experience with substance use and mental health challenges and “meet people where they are”. We provide peer support, resource connection, and jail diversion for individuals on their own recovery journey who are navigating the child support system. We provide these resources without judgement, coercion, or discrimination.


Additionally, our Peer Support Specialists have the unique opportunity to establish trusted and consistent relationships with a population that is fearful of authority and instills hope and possibility for a better future. Call 828-318-3892 to speak to someone in our Child Support Program. 

Click here to download a PDF of our Child Support Program flyer.

If you are a non-custodial parent and would like to get connected to our Child Support Program, CALL 828-318-3892 to speak to a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Contact Sunrise's Child Support Program if:

  • You are at risk of going to jail because you are behind on child support payments or other legal matters
  • You are avoiding court/legal matters in fear of going to jail due to detox, child care, loss of employment, etc.
  • There is an active order for your arrest (OFA)
  • If you are struggling with addiction or mental health
  • You want help with barriers that are preventing you from spending time with your children
  • You have employment or other financial needs

What does Sunrise's Child Support program do?

  • Connects individuals to transportation assistance.
  • Assists individuals in obtaining government ID’s (Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Social Security) for better access to healthcare, housing, civic engagement and more.
  • Pay partial or limited purge payments to avoid incarceration and remove barriers to potential job placement.
  • Connects individuals to job training, job placement or educational opportunities.
  • Provide non-judgmental peer support from someone who has lived experience with child support issues.
  • Connects individuals to treatment and recovery services.