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Dads Making A Difference

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The Dads Making a Difference program targets fathers and male role models in a child’s life.

The mission of Dads Making a Difference is to provide resources to help ensure that fathers and significant men involved in the life of a child are having a positive impact on their children’s lives.

The Dads Making a Difference program has three primary goals. They are:

  • Fathers will provide nurturing parenting to their children.
  • Fathers will improve their ability to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with adults involved in their child’s life.
  • Fathers will contribute to the support of their children, to the fullest extent of their abilities.

This program will incorporate both home visits and groups. All fathers, including teenage fathers, living in Providence, Pawtucket, or Central Falls are eligible for this program. Services are available in English and Spanish.

There are no insurance or income guidelines, although our goal is to provide services to the most vulnerable families. Incarcerated fathers are also encouraged to participate in this program.

For more information about the Dads Making a Difference program at Children’s Friend or to make a referral, contact Dads Making a Difference Supervisor, Susan Grant  at (401) 752-7600 or by email at sgrant@cfsri.org.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant  90FK0008-02-01.


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