Father Fest 2022 Set for Flagler Park on June 18
Stuart, Fla. - Fathers and their children are invited to a fun day in the park on Saturday, June 18, to celebrate Father’s Day and the essential role fathers play in the life of a family.
The David Cardno Father & Child Resource Center and the City of Stuart have joined forces to create Father Fest 2022 in Flagler Park in Stuart from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Stuart Police Department will be grilling food, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County are setting up games for fathers and kids to play together. All activities are free, and no advance registration or tickets are required.
“We know from extensive research studies, as well as common sense, that children do better with an involved father,” says Father & Child Resource Center Program Director Drew Gray. “Father Fest is a great way to celebrate dads and spend quality time together as a family. “
The David Cardno Father & Child Resource Center is part of the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, a nonprofit with the mission to ensure that every baby is born healthy. The center was created in 2000 to address the issue of father absence within the county. The center encourages men to become more involved and committed fathers through evidence-based parenting classes, support groups, networking opportunities, and legal assistance for fathers separated from their children. A special program works with incarcerated fathers to help them remain constructively involved in their children’s lives.
“If we help men become involved and motivated fathers, we create healthy and empowered families,” Gray says.
Sponsors of the June 18 Father Fest include Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, and Hobe Sound Community Chest.
For more information, visit www.mchealthystart.org or call 772-463-2888.
About Martin County Healthy Start
Martin County Healthy Start is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every baby is born healthy. It provides educational and health services to pregnant women, new mothers and their families at no cost, particularly expectant mothers who are at risk for late or no prenatal care.
Part of a statewide coalition, Healthy Start connects pregnant women and young mothers with essential services including prenatal care, home visitations by a nurse or social worker, breastfeeding support, parenting education, car seat and sleeping safety, a free diaper pantry, and access to other community partner agencies through the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach Center. The David Cardno Father and Child Resource Center, also part of the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, helps fathers to become more involved in parenting and offers legal assistance to fathers who are separated from their children.
The programs of Martin County Healthy Start Coalition are voluntary and available to all Florida residents at no cost.
comprehensive range of no-cost educational and health services to pregnant women and their families, particularly those who are at risk for late or no prenatal care.