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Denver Human Services' (DHS) Fatherhood Program empowers fathers to grow as men and parents, as we support them to be the fathers they want to be to their children.

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 DHS Fatherhood Program helps fathers gain the skills and support they need to “be there” for their children, both financially and otherwise. 

It's More Than Just Money

Being an engaged, supportive father 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:

  • 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

Classes and Support Groups

DHS offers free information, classes, and support groups that address a variety of fatherhood-related topics:

  • Managing anger and resolving conflict
  • Discipline without violence
  • Teamwork with spouse/partner
  • Balancing work and fathering
  • Communication and problem-solving

Nurturing Fathers Class

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
  • Effecitve family communication techniques to strengthen father-child and father-mother relationship
  • How to achieve cooperation and teamwork in family life

The Nurturing Fathers class is held in English each Thursday night, 5:30-8 p.m., and in Spanish each Tuesday night, 5:30-8 p.m. All classes are held at the Richard T. Castro Center, 1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204.



To Find Out More

The Fatherhood Program at Denver Human Services is a joint effort of the CARE Center and Child Support Services.

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