The positive involvement of both parents is important to the healthy development of children and increases their chances of leading a safe, happy childhood and growing into mature adults. We believe that "good dads make great kids". The Father Project serves fathers between the ages of 17 and 35+. These men are likely to be either unemployed or underemployed. The Father Project assists fathers in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally.
Weekly parenting groups offer practical parenting skills and fathers receive support from other peer fathers in similar circumstances. Additionally, the Father Project offers one on one advocacy and case management and access to services including: child support, legal service, education and GED, employment and fun family activities.
There is no cost for these services. Funding is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families through a grant administered by Goodwill Easter Seals.
For more information or to attend a group, contact Family Service Rochester, 507-287-2010.