Honor a Father in June

For Father’s Day, the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative and Florida Department of Children & Families are recognizing fathers who have gone the extra mile to support their children and families.

Community agencies are invited to nominate a father who participated in a home visiting or other early childhood prevention program during the last year (April, 2013- April, 2014). Home visiting programs include state and federal Healthy Start, Healthy Families Florida, HIPPY, Early Head Start, Early Steps and other prevention programs that serve children age 0-5.

Fathers will receive a letter of appreciation and certificate recognizing their efforts and nomination. Nominating agencies will receive a New Parent Support Package developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative that contains educational material and other resources for father engagement ($1,295 value).

To nominate a father, complete and submit the Honor a Father application by Friday, June 20 to MIECHV@fahsc.org. Photos are welcome!