The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative to Receive Almost $1 Million in Funding
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) recently announced that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, a program run by The Retreat Inc. based in East Hampton, has received almost $1 million in funding.
The initiative, based in Hauppauge, seeks to provide assistance to low-income and at-risk fathers in an effort to prevent incidents of family or domestic violence, and empower these individuals to form and maintain healthy relationships, effectively parent their children, and provide them with the tools they need to support themselves and their families, both emotionally and financially.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance and the generosity of private donors throughout the community fund the program.
“I am proud to announce that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will receive the funding they need to continue their great work in Suffolk County,” Zeldin said. “Providing those in need with the tools necessary to better themselves and their families is an important initiative that is indicative of the character of our Long Island community; and I am confident that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will continue their great work for Long Island.”
The funding was secured through The Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and supports the economic and social well-being of individuals and families across the nation.