Amos House Fatherhood Program

It’s no coincidence that most of the men participating in Amos House’s first Fatherhood Program grew up without a father in their lives.

Recognizing that many of their own poor choices stemmed from the absence of a positive male role model in their youth, these men have decided to become the father to their children that they never had.

Launched in 2014, the Amos House Fatherhood Program gives formerly homeless fathers the opportunity to reunite with their children in a positive, supportive environment. Over the course of the program, up to 8 men, all of whom have committed to sobriety and demonstrated an ability to care for their children, live together in a dedicated three family home equipped with family units where children can stay during overnight visits or come to live. They learn important skills and lessons on how to be good fathers, not just from the professionals on staff, but from one another.

The men attend weekly Responsible Fatherhood classes and participate in monthly child-focused family activities. As they build confidence and parenting skills, the fathers enjoy scheduled visits with their children and take financial responsibility for their families by providing child support.

Today, 24 million children in America—one out of three—live in households from which their biological fathers are absent. Help us reunite fathers and their children today.