Services 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 ages 18 and older can get up to six months of case management and up to a year of follow-up services.

Services from the Fatherhood Initiative include:

  • Help co-parenting with the child’s guardian
  • Parenting skills classes
  • Help getting a job or going to school
  • Child visitation or placement help
  • Help with child support
  • Mediation and conflict resolution training


Fathers aged 18 and older who do not live with their children can take part. There are also programs for fathers with past involvement in the criminal justice system.


Updated February 21, 2020