The Fatherhood Program is just for Dads & partners or parents-to-be! Programming includes casual gatherings, support groups, special events, and one-on-one sessions with the foundation’s fatherhood coordinator.
Our goal is to make sure that fathers and partners have access to useful resources, information and supports, in the same way that mothers or pregnant individuals do! Through our fatherhood program, partners of the moms-to-be have an opportunity to build connections with program staff. When expecting fathers complete specialized screening tools they are then referred to appropriate community-based resources. Parents will learn more about the experiences of fathers to optimize their involvement during the pregnancy process, the child’s birth and after the baby is born. Fathers have access to an exclusive mobile-accessible app that shares consistent messaging to support the parenthood journey. In partnership with Daddy University, the Doulas 4 Dads program can provide a male postpartum doula who can support Dad around the delivery, birth and bringing home of a child. Fathers and partners are also encouraged to participate in the monthly Fatherhood Engagement Committee to build community and develop resources to strengthen the system of care in Delaware County for fathers.