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DAD Project

The Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project is a free, voluntary program that provides home visits to fathers, families, and children. 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.

  • Working with families to identify their goals
  • Supporting these families in their efforts to meet their goals
  • Providing information on how to care for self and their child
  • 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?

  • Milwaukee teen and adult male residents who are expecting a baby
  • Dads with children aged 0 to 12 months

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.

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.

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division



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