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Inspiring Fathers provides essential help, information and resources to new and expectant fathers.

Are you feeling worried and unprepared with a new baby on the way?

You may be stressed about the financial pressure, how to care for your child, and most importantly, how to be the best dad you can be.

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Become an Inspiring Father

The Inspiring Fathers program wants to help you do your best by getting you what you need to be ready for your family’s new addition. Our informative classes and resources will prepare you for the basics of feeding, clothing, and parenting your baby. Then, we’ll help guide you to make the right decisions along the way and focus on what the role of fatherhood means to you and your family.

By participating in this free program, you could receive:

  • Referrals for WIC and/or Medicaid
  • Referrals for employment, transportation, housing and food programs
  • Childcare items such as cell phones, car seats and diapers
  • Access to food banks
  • MARTA card
  • Gift cards
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to job fairs
  • More (see below)

Fatherhood Matters

What Does It Mean to Be a Dad?
Dads are central to creating a loving family environment. And sometimes, being a great dad means seeking outside help for the support and knowledge to improve your family stability, health and relationships. It’s not easy to be a provider, a support system and a caregiver. But Inspiring Fathers can help prepare you to be a wonderful dad and make sure your family has the life they deserve. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, attitude and habits to become a consistently involved, responsible and committed father.

About the Program

Inspiring Fathers is a 12-week program that consists of group informational sessions and individualized assistance for qualified dads. The group meets once a week, where they share a provided meal and review the National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad curriculum*. The sessions are led by our facilitators and build upon each other to cover a holistic approach to fatherhood. Through these sessions, you will start to feel confident in several areas:

Topics    with sessions such as:
Fathering Skills The Father’s Role
Dads and Work
Parenting Skills Communication
Getting Involved with your Children
Relationship Skills Working with Mom & Co-Parenting
Sex, Love, Relationships
Self-awareness What it Means to Be a Man
Knowing Myself (Self-Worth)
Caring for Yourself Men’s Health
Showing and Handling Feelings
In addition to the 24/7 Dad curriculum, fathers may receive access to resources and services, such as:

  • Childcare assistance
  • Financial literacy
  • Job readiness
  • Educational support (GED programs)
  • Legal information
  • Health and wellness
  • Reading and literacy
  • and more

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently running the “Fathering in 15” program, an online learning experience from National Fatherhood Initiative.

Inspiring Fathers


This program is open to fathers in Cobb and Douglas Counties between the ages of 15 and 60. Participants are automatically eligible if their partner is enrolled in the Healthy Start program. Healthy Start is a no-cost program that serves pregnant African American women.

2021 Program Schedule

Inspiring Fathers meets every Wednesday evening during the 12-week sessions. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be virtual until further notice.

  • Session 1: January 6-March 24
  • Session 2: May 5-July 21
  • Session 3: September 1-November 17
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If you’re interested in joining our Inspiring Fathers program, please call us at 770.635.0523 or fill out the form below.

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