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Fatherhood in Action

We're Giving Kids Back Better Dads!

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 designed for fathers and their families. You’ll receive gift cards for completing the program.

The Salvation Army Fatherhood in Action

You 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 positive role model

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Successful 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
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Achieving 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

Corinthian's Story

Corinthian has been in prison multiple times, but perhaps one of his biggest challenges has been connecting with his son after being absent from his life for so many years. Learn how The Salvation Army’s Fatherhood in Action program offered practical tools to help Corinthian bridge that gap.


Contact Us

For more information on the Fatherhood in Action program call 773-382-4611 or visit our location listed below. 

The Salvation Army Englewood Community Services
845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621

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