A Family Focused Service Program
Father Friendly Initiative (FFI) is committed to providing opportunities to low to no income men living the Boston area to become responsible members of their families and community. Our core principles are based on the overwhelming evidence that “Dads Can Be The Difference” in the life of a child. It is a safe haven for men to get together.
Men do not have to have children to participate in Father Friendly services.
By supporting Boston fathers, FFI strives to help fathers become more involved with their families -- before, during, and after the birth of their children. FFI encourages its participants to become emotional, financial, and nurturing resources for their children and a major source of strength to their families as well as their communities. FFI serves all fathers, but is committed to providing low-income-earning-potential fathers with opportunities necessary to change their economic situation and achieve their goal of Responsible Fatherhood.
Fathers play an important role in the lives of their children. By being active, supportive members of their children's lives, they contribute to their children's health and overall well-being.
FFI is a "one-stop" service designed to reintegrate the father into the family, specifically targeting men who have child support, custody/visitation, or court-involved issues. FFI uses a holistic approach and offers a comprehensive case management program designed to accommodate the psychological, physical, and social support needs of those men falling within the low to no-income range.
The FFI services are packaged in a comprehensive program which includes: medical exams, application for medical insurance, substance abuse, anger management counseling, parenting skills, support groups or individual counseling.
Additionally, FFI clients are required to attend a 12-lesson culturally sensitive curriculum.
As a member of FFI, clients will become involved with one or more of the following FFI Program components:
Relationship for Real Life Curriculum
Case Intensive Monitoring System
Case Management Team
Curriculum & Support Groups
Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Outreach Services for Incarcerated Fathers