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Sabbs goes to Washington

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The U.S. Attorney General invited an Albany man to speak at a National Town Hall meeting on Fatherhood in Washington.

Darrell Sabbs is one of the organizers of the Teen Dad program at Phoebe Putney hospital. The hospital started a program to help teen mothers deal with pregnancy and a new child then expanded it to reach out to teen fathers and teach them about their role in the lives of children.

Sabbs said,  "Teaching responsibilities of fatherhood to teen fathers, those guys 14, 15, 16 years old who are fathers technically, but they don't have the wisdom or responsibility to know how to care for a child."

Dad Ashley Stephens went through the program ten years ago.  He said, "I didn't have a father-figure in my life so with Darrell around, he was like a father/mentor to me, so it helped me to be closer to my child and to know what to expect while going through the process that I was going through."

Sabbs leaves Thursday morning. He'll speak alongside Attorney General Eric Holder at the University of District of Columbia.

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