Assets for Independence Webinar: Partnering with Fatherhood Organizations to Help Parents in Child Support System Build Assets
This webinar is from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
It is no secret that AFI grantees primarily serve female participants. In fact, 74 percent of AFI IDA account openers were female, according to the latest AFI Report to Congress. However, many low-income men could also benefit greatly from financial education and services, and from access to asset building tools such as IDAs.
To address this need, the Office of Community Services (OCS) and the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) have partnered through the Building Assets for Fathers and Families (BAFF) initiative – a collaboration between asset building organizations, child support agencies and fatherhood organizations to help noncustodial parents (often fathers) and their families increase their economic stability and self-sufficiency.
The BAFF Initiative includes seven OCSE-funded demonstration sites across the country, working on the ground with low-income fathers. In Ohio, members of the BAFF partnership have taken a lead in integrating fatherhood services in the two counties they serve to help them connect with participants.
Join us on this webinar to hear from representatives from Ohio about how their cross-agency partnership has developed, and how they have been able to help noncustodial fathers by joining forces with fatherhood.
The webinar is free to all participants, and we encourage you to share it with any partners who might be interested in working more closely with fatherhood organizations. In advance of the webinar, please send any questions you would like our panelists to address to Anu Samarajiva at firstname.lastname@example.org.