Who We Are
At the Inland Empire Father Involvement Coalition, we express our mission through our programs, which includes connecting pro fatherhood organizations to fathers and families in the Inland Empire. Annually we support two fatherhood success breakfasts, and Provide an Inland Empire Fatherhood Conference.
Engaging Fathers in the Inland Empire
One of the most consequential social trends of our time is widespread father absence in the lives of children. An absent father increases a child’s risk of experiencing a host of poor outcomes, such as poverty, poor school performance, child abuse and neglect, emotional and behavioral problems, and incarceration.
The Inland Empire Father Involvement Coalition (IEFIC), started in 2013, is a group of community-based, County, and faith-based organizations collaborating and pooling resources, services, and expertise to reduce father absenteeism and support father engagement. The mission of the IEFIC is to encourage healthy child development by promoting the involvement, necessity, and value of the role of fathers in the family and community. The vision is that men fully engage as stable, supportive educators and providers, and serve as healthy family role models. We do this by providing:
- Education opportunities for fathers
- Support services that are accessible and father-friendly
- PR/Outreach to develop partnerships and promote positive images of fatherhood through media
- Evaluation of our program’s outcomes, and identification of best practices for father engagement
In 2015, the IEFIC launched its Inaugural Inland Empire Fatherhood Conference to Inspire, Educate and Equip fathers to be actively engaged in their children’s lives.
To encourage healthy child development by promoting the involvement, necessity and value of the role of fathers in the family and community
Our vision is that men fully engage as stable, supportive educators and providers, and serve as healthy family role models.