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Richmond Symposium On Why Fathers Matter

Father’s Day is an empty celebration for many children in Richmond, where 65% of them are born to single mothers. A group of concerned professionals met today to try to deal with the odds.

Children without fathers have shorter lives, higher obesity rates, more depression, more dental problems, more incarceration, and more poverty. Today’s symposium was a gathering of professionals from all walks, who deal with these problems and want to find ways to provide community support for families, or at least for reconciliation and cooperation between parents.

It’s almost father’s day and experts say for most of us, fathers just make life better.