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Health department and community partners host Dads Matter Workshop on Sept. 22

LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Health Department and community partners are hosting a workshop to celebrate dads and emphasize the importance of fatherhood. Parent education and resources will be on hand to help fathers in their parenting role.


Who: The Ingham County Health Department’s Strong Start, Health Start Fatherhood Initiative is hosting the workshop in partnership with Ingham County Friend of the Court, the Michigan Department of Corrections, Lansing Police Department, City of Lansing Parks and Recreation, and Quality S.H.O.P.


What: Participating dads and families can connect to community resources. Lunch will be provided and free haircuts will be available. The goal is for fathers to leave with a better understanding of the importance of their role as a father, including safe sleep, how to support breastfeeding, and much more.


When: Friday, September 22, 1-3 p.m


Where:  Letts Community Center located at 1220 W. Kalamazoo Street in Lansing, MI


Why: “We want fathers, all fathers, to feel supported in the important role they play in their children’s lives,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “This event is about celebrating fathers and giving them the tools and resources they need to succeed as parents.”

Background:   This event is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #H49MC24118 (Ingham Healthy Start).