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The next monthly provider meeting of the Worcester County Fathers & Family Network is on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9 AM. It will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester on 65 Tainter Street.





Fathers Fest 2013
will be held Saturday, June 15 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm
at
Institute Park, Worcester.



In 2012, WCFFN continued to fulfill it's mission to support agencies to build the capacity to serve fathers and strengthen families. The Network was proud to award two $2000 Father Engagement mini-grants in February to two agencies in Worcester County. The Family Continuity program and the Worcester Child Development Head Start program were selected by the evaluation committee from a pool of very strong applicants. The Network is pleased to provide the mini-grants to these two exciting fatherhood initiative programs and hopes to have the financial resources to offer similar grants in the future.

Who We Are

The Worcester County Fathers & Family Network was created out of the concern for the lack of available services to support the role of fathers. Established in 1999, the Network?s objectives are:

  • Heighten the perception of the importance of the role fathers play in the emotional and physical health of their children.
  • Raise community awareness of the need to develop services for fathers.
  • Improve collaboration and information sharing between providers so that services may be made available to fathers and their families.
  • Identify gaps in the delivery and availability of services and to develop new services to assist fathers.

Father / Daughter

Mission Statement

The Worcester County Fathers & Family Network is made up of community organizations, professionals, and fathers who promote responsible fatherhood and raise community awareness of the importance of fathers in the lives of their children with an emphasis on improving parenting, enhancing fathers' self awareness, and expanding opportunities for training and employment to fulfill fathers' personal and financial responsibilities of caring for children.