Information for young dads

Fatherhood Initiative | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Family Services Caregiver

The Fatherhood Initiative helps young dads who do not live with their children learn about parenting. Fathers who are 16-24 years old can get up to six months of case management and follow-up services for up to a year.

Services from the Fatherhood Initiative include:

  • help co-parenting with the child’s guardian
  • learning parenting skills
  • help getting a job or going to school
  • child visitation or placement support

How Can I Get Help?

Other Family Services Programs

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Nurses provide support and give medical care and advice to women who are pregnant for the first time.

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Families can get information on creating a safe sleep environment for their baby and may qualify for a free crib.