In 1996, Children’s Institute (CII) recognized the barriers and challenges many dads across Los Angeles face, such as incarceration, drug abuse, unemployment and probation. They decided to take these challenges head on and spearhead a new program called Project Fatherhood. The program started with a small group of 10 dads in an open setting, where they could gather together one night a week, share their experiences and pass along advice to others. Today, Project Fatherhood has expanded to more than 22 groups across Greater LA and helped more than 12,000 fathers and 17,500 children. Watch this inspiring video from CII to see how the Project Fatherhood model has given dads the resources and support they need to become better parents.
Why Not You?
It only takes one caring adult to make a difference in the life of a foster youth. Find out how you can get involved at ToFosterChange.org.