What is the Fatherhood Initiative?
The Fatherhood Initiative Project exists to serve Nebraska fathers who are wanting to better connect or re-engage with their children and learn how to be better parents. The Fatherhood Initiative staff of case managers, supervisors, trainers and employment specialist assist fathers in their efforts to overcome struggles and improve their lives for the overall betterment of the family.
Research shows that when a father is present in the lives of their children, that father and the children have a higher quality of life. Fathers have more motivation to maintain employment, to not use substances and have overall better mental health. Children that have a present father in their lives are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, drop out of school and have more positive social experiences overall.
Who is eligible for the Fatherhood Initiative?
How much does the program cost?
Services are provided at no cost to the client. We encourage you to contact Andrew.Reiners@OneLFS.org if you are interested in the Fatherhood Initiative.
What services are provided?
The Fatherhood Initiative provides a wide variety of services to support fathers:
- Individualized services & case management
- Father-led SMART goals
- Financial literacy and planning
- “Children In Between” co-parenting
- Father-Child relationship support & education
- Employment readiness & career planning
- Referrals to other services & support
- Trauma-Informed approach
- Nurturing Fathers Class
- Legal Services for family stability and public benefit applications/denials.
What other information is available?
This program is funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.