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 under 12 months 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
Parents as Teachers (Fatherhood Toolkit)
National Fatherhood Initiative
The Nurturing Fathers Program