Father's Day is still months away, but the work of fathers, and their importance, never lets up. According to the Cuyahoga Department of Children and Family Services, children whose fathers are absent from their lives are, on average, at least 2 to 3 times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems - in short, to fall victim to most social ills. With an eye toward mitigating this and to supporting local dads, Cuyahoga County started a Fatherhood Initiative, and this Wednesday, they're holding a fair. Two of the fair's organizers - Greg Millas of the County Prosecutor's Office and County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones dropped by the studios to chat with ideastream's Dan Moulthrop.
The Fatherhood Fair takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Friendly Inn Settlement, Inc., 2386 Unwin Road in Cleveland. For more information, call (216) 432-2273.