Where Are the Dads? Treating Richmond's Fatherless Epidemic
In the meantime, RFFI's success in keeping the black family intact remains to be seen, evident after years of tracking welfare and incarceration rates. Right now, its impact may be known only to the on-the-ground Christian leaders building relationships.
"The government can provide research, resources, and training, but that's where we stop at the door," says Gullins. "When it comes to transforming a heart, we try to set the table for the faith community to do transformative work that comes through Jesus Christ. We're just the kingdom of God behind government lines."
Katelyn Beaty, CT associate editor, is editorial director for This Is Our City.
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