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DAD Project

The Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project is a free, voluntary program that provides home visits to fathers and their families. The DAD Project uses the evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting model to provide parent support, identify potential child hood delays and improve school readiness. Services are offered for up to 3 years. 

  • Working with fathers and their families to identify their goals
  • Supporting these fathers in their efforts to meet their goals
  • Providing information on men's health and child development
  • Connecting families with community and social services

What services does the DAD Project offer?

  • Caring and culturally sensitive home visitors
  • Health assessments for fathers and children
  • Tools and resources to strengthen parenting relationships and communication skills
  • Parent advocacy
  • Connections to health, education, employment, and legal services
  • Group education for enrolled fathers to learn how to access community resources

Who is eligible to enroll in the program?

Residents of the City of Milwaukee that are teens or adults who identify as male and are Expecting Fathers and Fathers with a child up to 3 years old


Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department's central Intake and Referral line at (414) 286-8620 for more information.


Where can I find more information about home visitation and fatherhood?

Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs

Department of Children and Families—Family Foundations Home Visiting (FFHV) Program

Parents as Teachers

National Fatherhood Initiative

The Nurturing Fathers Program

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division



How do I make a referral?

Fill out an submit the Home Visiting Interest and Referral Form


Contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department's Central Intake and Referral line at (414) 286-8620.




In the news: 

  •  June 19, 2020 - U.S. News & World Report For Milwaukee Dads, Help Figuring Out Fatherhood
    A home-visit program walks with dads through a partner’s pregnancy and child’s early life, aiming for more involvement and improved infant health.
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