Fatherhood in Action

Being a father is the most important and rewarding role in a man’s life. As a father, you have a great impact on your children. Fatherhood in Action will help you be the best dad you can.

As a father, you can provide love and direction for your children, create strong family bonds and lay the foundation for generations to come. When you’re involved in your child’s life, and you have a good relationship with your child’s mother, your kids will do better in school, have better friendships and deal better with difficult situations.
Fatherhood in Action is for all fathers, step-fathers, teen dads and father-figures who want to build stronger relationships with their children. You will be part of a supportive, interactive group that will meet twice a week for 8 weeks. You will have a chance to share your experiences and support one another.

And, you and your children will be invited to special events such as block parties or field trips. You’ll also receive gift cards for completing the sessions.


FIADad1You and Your Child

Your relationship with your children will impact their childhood, adolescence and even their adult lives. Make that impact a positive one. In the Fatherhood in Action group sessions, you will have a chance to share your thoughts and feelings with other dads about:

  • The importance of being actively involved in your children’s lives
  • Your role in ensuring your child’s well-being
  • How to serve as a role model


FIADad2Successful Co-Parenting

Once a child is born, the parents are forever linked. A relationship based on successful cooperation is essential for the health and well-being of the children. Dads in the group sessions will share ways to:

  • Build healthy relationships
  • Communicate effectively
  • Make decisions together


FIADad3Achieving Job Security

With a stable job or career, fathers can better focus on building a strong family unit. Fatherhood in Action provides:

  • Job training – resume building, interviewing, workplace readiness
  • Job placement assistance
  • Financial training – how to budget, save for the future, manage a bank account

Current Locations

For more information on the Fatherhood in Action program call 773-735-6773 or visit one of the locations below.

The Salvation Army Freedom Center Campus and the Harbor Light Center
825 N. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60651

The Salvation Army Central Adult Rehabilitation Center
506 N. Desplaines St
Chicago, IL 60654

Albany Park Community Center
1945 W. Wilson Ave, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60640

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