Our Parenthood/Fatherhood Program empowers men and women to grow as parents, as we support them to be the role models they want to be to their children.
Our Parenthood/Fatherhood Program helps parents gain the skills and support they need to “be there” for their children, both financially and otherwise.
Our program is free and open to everyone.
You may find it particularly helpful if you're already involved with our Child Welfare or Child Support programs, or if you are in need of other supportive services. But being an existing Denver Human Services customer is not a requirement.
Ultimately, it's about ensuring a better life for your children. If you're a father, you should know that children that have their father involved in their lives tend to do better in school, are more emotionally secure, and develop better social connections.
Being an engaged, supportive parent starts with addressing issues in your life that may otherwise prevent it. If you’re responsible for paying child support, we can help you connect to resources and gain problem-solving skills so you can meet your obligations.
Through the program, you’ll learn more about:
We offer free information, classes, and support groups that address a variety of parenthood-related topics for both men and women:
It’s a proven fact: children that have a father involved in their lives tend to do better in school, are more emotionally secure, and develop better social connections.
The Nurturing Fathers class is an evidence-based, 10- to 15-week program for developing attitudes and skills for male nurturance. Participants will learn:
The Nurturing Fathers class is held in English each Tuesday night, 5:30-8 p.m. and each Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The class is offered in Spanish each Thursday night, 5:30-8 p.m. All classes are held at the Richard T. Castro Center, located at 1200 Federal Blvd.
Nurturing Parenting is a free, 16-week class that focuses on relationship building and creative parenting methods.
The Nurturing Parenting class is held each Tuesday night, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All classes are held at the Richard T. Castro Center, located at 1200 Federal Blvd.
Dinner and child care are provided. Upon completion of the class, you'll also receive a certificate and a gift card.
You May Also Find Helpful
We offer a monthly Family Law Open Forum where you can get information on family law and court issues for free.
Denver Parent Advocates Lending Support (DPALS) is an opportunity for parents involved with child welfare to engage with parent partners for support and advocacy.
Access tools, training, and resources to help you find a job.
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479