ANA announces cooperative agreement with Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Recently ANA announced the award of a cooperative agreement to the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) located in Mesa, AZ to conduct a national outreach campaign focused on promoting the importance of fatherhood in Native communities. Included in the national outreach campaign will be a national conference, regional workshops, webinars, and a Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day that will be promoted and implemented throughout Native American communities during the month of June 2013. NAFFA, located in Mesa, Arizona, is a Native non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen Native Families by responsibly involving fathers in the lives of their children, families, and communities and partnering with mothers to provide happy and safe families. The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association has developed a curriculum titled “Fatherhood is Sacred” which is used throughout Indian Country to promote responsible fatherhood.

If you have any questions on ANA’s partnership with this organization, please contact Carmelia Strickland, ANA’s Division of Program Operations Director, by email at Carmelia.strickland@acf.hhs.gov. If you are a current ANA grantee, please contact your program specialist.