DADS MATTER is a responsible fatherhood program designed to support fathers and father figures in resolving barriers that impact their ability to be actively engaged in their children’s lives. DADS MATTER is located in Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The DADS MATTER goal is to provide services to 1,060 DADS through September 2020.
An Individualized Education Employment Plan (IEEP) will be developed by each DAD with the support of the DADS MATTER team. This approach will connect DADS to services and activities that should result in direct benefits to their children, improve the status of DADS both economically & socially, and offer DADS other supportive services.
Training areas include: Workforce and On-The-Job/Training Opportunities, Fathering & Family Roles, Budgeting & Money Management, Self-Awareness & Caring for Self and Relationship Skills. Numerous strategies are utilized to keep DADS engaged and motivated by providing money for every session attended, family outings, certificates & certifications, and information & referrals.
YOU ARE! It doesn’t matter how much money you earn or how many children you have. As long as you are a father, an expecting father or in a fathering role you are able to participate.
Contact the DADS MATTER Team at 724-836-2600 for more information.
Flexible evening and weekend services offered.
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