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Washington Interagency Fatherhood Council
The Washington Interagency Fatherhood Council was born out of a catalytic two-day fatherhood summit held in June 2018 where 140 interested stakeholders, including 40 fathers with lived experience, attended. The summit was supported and facilitated by nineteen statewide non-profit, academic, government, and community lead organizations. The summit culminated in a voting process to determine action steps and priorities for the coming year. The number one priority was to establish an ongoing, statewide organization made up of representatives from public, private and non-profit organizations as well as fathers, who would work together to improve how fathers are supported in their vital role in raising their children. The Council was formed to meet this request and began meeting in the fall of 2018.
One this site, you will find more information about the Washington Interagency fatherhood Council our current work, and how you can become involved. You will also find more information on the early childhood devlopment initiatives the First 1,000 days and our history developing out of the Frontiers of Innovation.
3rd Annual Washington Fatherhood Summit
Our 3rd Annual Washington Fatherhood Summit (March 16-18) supported our mission of lifting the voices of fathers in Washington State by promoting fatherhood inclusion, equity, and value to strengthen families and maximize children’s potential. Visit the 2021 summit page for notes and resources.
Visit our Fathers Photo Bank coming soon!
Father Friendly Resource Map
We have surveyed organizations across Washington to compiled a father-friendly resource map of services. If you are a services provider not listed on our resource map, please take 3 minutes to complete our survey and we will add your organization.