Brainstorming Event: Men’s Health & Fatherhood Roundtable
Join us on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30-6pm at 4828 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. Food & prizes provided.
Please RSVP by calling 414-286-6751 or 414-286-6742.
Reasonable accommodations provided for persons with disabilities upon request. Call 414-286-3475 or email ADACoordinator@milwaukee.gov.
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2021 Fatherhood Summit - THANK YOU!
The MFI is grateful to the work of the Fatherhood Summit Planning Committee, guest speakers, and all volunteers who offered support and made the event successful. We also want to give special thanks to the Social Development Commission, Milwaukee County Child Support Services, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Wisconsin Community Services CDLRE, and the New Concept Self Development Center for their dedication to organizing and ensuring service delivery at the two day event.
Fatherhood Survey Opportunity - Earn $25 Gift Card
University of Wisconsin researchers are conducting a study to learn about ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of fathers and their families. If you are a father to one or more children or currently expecting a baby, you have participated or plan to participate in programming of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative or other services specifically for fathers in Milwaukee, you are 18 years of age or older and living in Milwaukee County, you are eligible to participate in this study. Participation will include completing an online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Each participant will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you for your time.
Must confirm eligibility first: Please email or call the study team at MilwaukeeFathersCovidStudy@mailplus.wisc.edu or (608) 218-4771 to confirm eligibility.
About Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) was launched in 2005 with the support of many business, faith-based, philanthropic and other community partners.
The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative is a collaborative partnership dedicated to promoting the positive involvement of both parents in the lives of their children.
- Human dignity and respect
- Equity and inclusion
- Advocacy and empowerment
- Commitment, integrity and trust
- Increased engagement between fathers and their children and families
- Increased access to employment opportunities and quality of life services
- Enhanced skills in problem solving and emotional well being
To date the MFI has connected more than 12,000 Milwaukee men to resources to help them better meet the social, emotional and financial needs of their children and families. MFI services include: parenting, child support interest debt relief, driver’s license recovery, employment, education, health, and more. Over 95% of program participants are African American and other males on color. The Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit is the largest annual gathering of men in the state.