Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is continuing its efforts to help
fathers successfully parent their children. The agency is
sponsoring “I Matter, I Care,” an evening for fathers,
about fathers, on June 27, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event
takes place at Toledo’s Woodward High School, 701 East Central
The evening features a resource fair for fathers, a father/child
fashion show, and a town hall meeting. Stanley Lowe, the CEO of
Pathway (formerly EOPA) will be the keynote speaker
during the town hall. Students from TPS’ Young Men and Young
Women of Excellence, and UMADAOP will be assisting.
The goal of the event is to help fathers to become empowered to
improve their own lives and the lives of their children. LCCS
has been recognized as a leader among public child welfare
agencies in Ohio for its efforts to support fathers and
encourage them to become active in their children’s lives. The
agency offers a men-only support group to teach fathers the
skills they need to parent their children.
LCCS’ “I Matter, I Care” event is made possible, in part, by a
grant from the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and support from
Toledo Public Schools.
The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead
the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and
neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service
providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate
community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent
families for children.