Hope Clinic for Women serves fathers and builds families


Last updated 6/22/2023 at 3:26pm

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HCW's fatherhood coaches group includes, from left, back row, Jose Nova, Rick Crossley, Dale Dickey, Bradley Churchill, Ernie Gollehon, Paul Kalmen, Dave Cota, Carlos Cabello, Dennis Drummond, Steven Zenz; front row, Laurent Perkins, Ross Nisly, Mario Ordonez, Mike McLeod and Jason Kahle.

FALLBROOK – According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, one in four children in the U.S. lives without a father, stepfather, or father-figure. That translates to more than 18 million American kids. In San Diego County, 21% of the children are in homes without fathers.

In 2022, Hope Clinic for Women added a fatherhood initiative as part of its strategic plan to be implemented in 2023. This January, Zion Lutheran Church in partnership with HCW sought and received funding through a grant with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to establish a funded Fatherhood Program at HCW with trainin...

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