IHMFC, Inc. 2015 Upcoming Events
Save the dates
I.H.M.F.C., Inc. January Board Meeting: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
We will reconvene our board for our bi-monthly board meetings starting in January. Current board members should plan to vote on adding new board members, make committee assignments and receive updates on the new and exciting programs and projects planned for I.H.M.F.C., Inc. over the next twelve months. The meeting is planned for Thurs., Jan. 22nd, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 3737 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN.
Baby Boot Camp for New Dads
(and granddads too)
I.H.M.F.C., Inc. has partnered with Babies R Us to offer a unique program to encourage new dads and granddads to step up and be involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren. This free program will teach new dads:
- A father’s role and importance
- Bonding with your child
- Strategies for partnering with mother
- Work, life, baby balance
- Creating safe baby spaces
Castleton Location: 2nd Wednesday of each month starting February 11th: 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Castleton Babies R Us, 3928 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Greenwood Location: 4th Wednesday of each month starting February 25th: 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Shopping Center Babies R Us, 8800 U.S. 31, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Fatherhood Forums provide in-depth dialogue regarding the necessary steps fathers can take to reach solutions for themselves, their children and families regarding a diverse set of social issues. The aim of the Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition, Inc. is to regularly assemble an experienced and knowledgeable panel of experts with a passion to assist men and fathers with straightforward, no-nonsense information designed to empower and strengthen them in their role as fathers. Sponsored in part by the Indianapolis Public Library and Martin University. Each forum is from 6-8 p.m.
February 10th: Family law, Martin University, 2171 Avondale Place
March 10th: Education focus, East 38th St. Library, 5420 E. 38th St.
May 12th: Breaking the cycle of incarceration, East 38th St. Library, 5420 E. 38th St.
July 14th: Family Law, East 38th St. Library, 5420 E. 38th St.
September 8th: Job readiness, Martin University, 2171 Avondale Place
November 10th: Entrepreneurship, Martin University, 2171 Avondale Place
Strengthening Families Classes
If you or your organization are interested in hosting a 8-week Strengthening Families class, please send the below notice to Dr. Ruth L. Lambert, Executive Director Emeritus. Dr. Lambert will work with your organization to answer any questions you may have about the free classes. Please include your organization's name, address and phone number. All classes will begin in February and conclude by May 15th.
11th Annual Family Conference
The Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition, Inc. 11th Annual Family Conference will convene on Friday and Saturday, September 11th-12th at Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference is designed to help participants expand their knowledge and understanding of how to build healthy families and become effective parents. Workshops, speakers and sessions will explore best practices in developing and implementing effective mother and fatherhood, youth, healthy marriage and skill building family programs.
If you wish to be a part of the planning committee please contact John Girton.
New Family Forums Set for 2015
Family Forums are designed to provide resources, support, awareness, education and maintenance for families with children both biological and extended. Each forum will focus on topics of interest to single headed, nuclear family units and extended families and are intended to empower them to meet the current demands placed on responsible mothers, fathers, children and extended families throughout our state.
April 14th: Martin University, 2171 Avondale Place, Indianapolis, IN 46218
October 13th: Martin University, 2171 Avondale Place, Indianapolis, IN 46218
24/7 Dad Courses
Hear from one of our IHMFC 24/7 Dad fatherhood training attendees. He shares the importance of the class we teach to fathers AND fathers-to-be. Please consider hosting a class series for your employees, at your church or in your community. Complete the form below if your organization is interested in hosting a 7-week course.
Are You Ready for 2015? We are!
Our 1st Annual IHMFC Stakeholder Retreat was a grand success! We are moving forward with our strategic plan and vision for 2015! Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to a productive year.