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The Springfield Pregnancy Care Center has services and programs to support mom, dad and the baby. "I'm so glad this place is for the guy too!" is one of the comments we receive from many clients. And guys love PCC. We offer assistance with employment, education about issues guys face during the pregnancy and classes to help them transition into fatherhood. Many couples start by taking our Healthy Relationships course together, then the man can learn about what other options we have just for him.
The presence of a mother and a father in a healthy relationship, teaching together and guiding their children is essential to healthy child development. That's why we've made it a priority to build healthy families by building strong dads.
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"American fatherlessness is a national disaster and, according to the latest research into its effects, more of a disaster than anybody could have imagined."
- The number of American families without fathers has grown from 10.3 percent in 1970 to 24.6 percent in 2013.
- In the United States today, 17.5 million children do not have an involved father.
- Fatherlessness increases risks for suicide, incarceration, and mental health disorders. Children who have dads that spend time with them are healthier, more educated, more stable, and less likely to be involved in crime. Active involvement from fathers is a public good.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved in helping build great dads. There are opportunities for pastors, churches, and organizations to partner with us. There are opportunities for men to mentor expectant dads or you can get involved through your financial support. Now is the time to partner with us to help build a better community, one father at a time. Start today by filling out your volunteer application or by emailing any questions you have.
"Manifesto of the New Fatherhood - Why fathers matter now more than ever before. A charge."
By Stephen Marche - Esquire Magazine - Jun 13, 2014