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Special Series Engaging Dads & Children Living Homeless in the U.S.

engaging dads and children living homeless in the u.s.

(Alex and his son, Junior going through the journey overcoming homelessness in America)


Men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau). However, poverty does not have to define outcomes for children nor does homelessness of fathers prevent being a better every day. On Friday, June 9th at a very special summer institute, we will host speakers, advocates, researchers and experts on engaging fathers who are homeless. Administration for Children and Families’ Preventing Family & Youth Homelessness with a different focus on how to engage homeless fathers as a priority. Policy responding into effective practice “engaging homeless dads” by REACHUP, Inc. Central Hillsborough(Florida) Healthy Start Male Involvement Initiative will talk on proven strategies that is increasing wellness for children and families.

The highlighted ACF initiative and effective practice comes with a vibrant documentary.  Producers on "Daddy Don't Go" an award-winning documentary about socially disadvantaged fathers currently airing on the STARZ Network.  

"Daddy Don't Go" is executive produced by actors/activists Omar Epps and Malik Yoba. Esteemed Professor Kathryn Edin of Johns Hopkins University says the of the film: "Every American must see this film. Why is it so heartbreakingly hard—even impossible—to be a decent dad in America if you're poor? 'Daddy Don't Go' should sear the nation's conscience."

This acclaimed film has now screened at over 35 film festivals and won eight "Best Documentary" Awards from top film festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, and Big Sky Documentary.  The realities of two fathers, Alex and Omar who have become homeless for various factors continue to daily engage as nurturing fathers. 

These are just three (3) special talk presentations that will be part of the South-East Regional Healthy Families and Fathers Summer Institute - June 8th and 9th at one of America's historical universities on the campuse of Clark Atlanta University with collaborating partnerships with Administration for Children and Families, Clark Atlanta University, Alabama A&M University and Fathers & Families Coalition of America...

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