Fatherhood Support

When fathers are actively involved in their children’s lives, children do better. Dads are role models, support systems, and teachers. Research has shown that fathers who play an active role in their child’s life will positively impact their child’s development.

With help from a grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation, the Collaboration for Early Childhood has deepened their work with fathers in Oak Park and River Forest.

The Collaboration for Early Childhood partners with Welcome to Fatherhood Inc. to support a bi-monthly men’s support group. This gathering is a space for fathers to discuss issues around parenting, relationships, and self-development.

Welcome to Fatherhood Inc. (WTF) is a nonprofit organization created by Royce Briales and Raheem Young to help dads of all ages cope with the pressures and stresses of being fathers. WTF’s purpose is to strengthen the family unit by empowering fathers and by enlightening them on the importance of positive, active, and engaged paternal roles to their children’s emotional, social, and spiritual development. Learn more about Royce and Raheem.

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