LCCS celebrates, showcases fathers
Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is continuing its efforts to help fathers successfully parent their children. The agency is sponsoring “I Matter, I Care,” an evening for fathers, about fathers, on June 27, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event takes place at Toledo’s Woodward High School, 701 East Central Avenue, Toledo.
The evening features a resource fair for fathers, a father/child fashion show, and a town hall meeting. Stanley Lowe, the CEO of Pathway (formerly EOPA) will be the keynote speaker during the town hall. Students from TPS’ Young Men and Young Women of Excellence, and UMADAOP will be assisting.
The goal of the event is to help fathers to become empowered to improve their own lives and the lives of their children. LCCS has been recognized as a leader among public child welfare agencies in Ohio for its efforts to support fathers and encourage them to become active in their children’s lives. The agency offers a men-only support group to teach fathers the skills they need to parent their children.
LCCS’ “I Matter, I Care” event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and support from Toledo Public Schools.
The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.