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April 23, 2018

Man 2 Man Hosts Listening Session Focusing on Fatherhood Programs in Rural Communities

On Thursday, March 22 Man 2 Man hosted “Rural and Small Communities Fatherhood Listening Session”  in conjunction with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families.  The event served as a community forum to discuss challenges and successes of meeting the needs of fathers in rural communities. Access to services and the importance of developing local, state and national partnerships was part of the discussion.

Two discussion panels, one made up of Man 2 Man fatherhood program participants and the other of practitioners and partners, covered topics including employment and workforce development and the impact of fatherhood programs on fathers and families in rural communities. Panelists included Rep. Patricia Henegan (D-54); Man 2 Man Site Director Deon Campbell; Mamie Legette, Workforce System Coordinator for Pee Dee Regional Council of Government; Gary Gamble, project manager for South Carolina Department of Social Services (CSPED) program; Terrance Turner, Man 2 Man Intervention Specialist; Clifford McBride, attorney for SC Legal Services; Benjamin Goodwin, assistant principal at Marlboro County High School and Michael Williams, Human Resources Manager at Mohawk Industries.

(l-r) David Hales, M2M participant; Deon Campbell, Man 2 Man Site Director; Joseph Richardson, Man 2 Man participant; Terrance Turner, Man 2 Man Intervention Specialist; Lonnie Paige, former Man 2 Man participant; Darrick Brown, Man 2 Man participant and Timothy Setzer, Man 2 Man participant.

 

Rep. Patricia Henegan (D-54); Deon Campbell, Man 2 Man Site Director; Mamie Legette, Workforce System Coordinator for Pee Dee Regional Council of Government; Gary Gamble, project manager for SC DSS CSPED Program; Terrance Turner, Man 2 Man Interventional Specialist; Clifford McBride, attorney for SC Legal Services; Benjamin Goodwin, assistant principal for Marlboro County High School and Michael Williams, Human Resources Manager at Mohawk Industries.

 


Rep. Patricia Henegan (D-54) with Wendy Blackwell, PLI Senior Program Manager at Center for Urban Families.