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Parenthood/Fatherhood Program

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.


What You Need To Know

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: 

  • Employment assistance
  • Child support order modification
  • Housing and food assistance
  • Help with child support driver license suspension and other nonpayment consequences
  • Guidance with court and legal proceedings
  • Other individual assistance services

We offer free information, classes, and support groups that address a variety of parenthood-related topics for both men and women:

  • Managing anger and resolving conflict
  • Discipline without violence
  • Teamwork with spouse/partner
  • Balancing work and fathering
  • Communication and problem-solving
  • Free monthly legal clinics
  • Supervised visitation and parenting plan help

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 secrets to creating safe and loving, stable families
  • Positive discipline tools taught through a unique, father-friendly method for successful child behavior management
  • Effective family communication techniques to strengthen father-child and father-mother relationships
  • How to achieve cooperation and teamwork in family life

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.


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To learn more about the Parenthood/Fatherhood Program, call us at 720-944-1323 or email


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Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

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Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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