7th Annual Fatherhood Resource Fair

On June 10, 2017; the partnership hosted and organized its 7th Annual Fatherhood Resource Fair. The resource fair affords families a safe space for free family centered activities; which offers the opportunity for meaningful parent/child interactions and experiences; while bringing local resources from various service providers to the community , which results in supporting and strengthening families and communities. This fair affords us the opportunity to improve and strengthen the partnerships’ ability to support and reach families in our community, while assisting in demystifying ACS. Activities included: magic show, face painting, DJ, FDNY smoke house, balloonist, ice cream, NYC Parks Department mobile play unit ,arts and crafts, read aloud, food, local providers and Coach from the Responsible Fatherhood Coalition. Providers included NYC Safe Sleep, NYPL, Pre-K for All, SI University Hospital, SI Head Start just to name a few; in total we had 17 providers attend and 130 children and 70 adults at this event. Seven youth volunteered and will service community service letters from the partnership. This event was sponsored by Fidelis Care, Responsible Fatherhood Coalition, Projectivity, NYC Family Strong Campaign, Richmond County District Attorney’s Office and New York Foundling Healthy Families.