Stories of Impact

Children's, fathers', and families' lives are being changed across the nation because of NFI's fatherhood programs and resources. Review the many videos below showing changed lives.

24:7 Dad® Program

24:7 Dad®, NFI's flagship evidence-based program,has been used across the nation for decades to help fatherhood leaders train dads with the skill-building resources they need to be better fathers and husbands/partners. Below are stories of impact from our partners across the country that use this life-changing program. They are simply a sampling of the stories we hear about that are happening daily across the country.

The Washington D.C. Healthy Start program integrates 24:7 Dad® into its work with expectant and new dads.

Their use of 24:7 Dad® is featured prominently on the website of the federally-funded Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).

Father Engagement Unit Helps Strengthen Families in Fairfax County, Virginia

The Father Engagement Unit, part of the Fairfax County child welfare program, uses NFI’s evidence-based 24:7 Dad® program to teach men their irreplaceable role in their children’s lives.

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Serving fathers in Black & Latino communities. Kent County, Michigan

Strong Fathers/Padres Fuertes is a project that connects dads in Kent County’s Black and Latino communities with services personalized to the needs of each client. The program works with men through the first 18 months of their child's life.

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Anniston’s Fatherhood Initiative Encourages Community to Get Involved:

A community organization that is focused on building positive relationships with children in the community is encouraging more people to get involved. Anniston’s Fatherhood Initiative consists of men who are committed to teaching their children and other children in the community about self development, health, and financial management. Thornton says the organization is also for fathers to learn from one another. Tonight kicked-off the 24/7 Dad Program which allows for fathers in the community to meet with each other to help one another be better fathers and father figures to children in the community.

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Bridging the Gap: Teaching Fathers to Be Dads, Knox County TN

Inmates at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility reflect on the positive impact that the 24/7 Dad® program has had on them.

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Day 2 Day Dads Fatherhood Program

In this video, see how Family Resource Center South Atlantic uses 24/7 Dad® and other services to foster healthy relationships and strengthen child-family engagement.

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Spokane Fatherhood Initiative (SpoFI)

Hear from 24/7 Dad® participants on how the program impacted them, changed their views on fatherhood, and gave them new skills for co-parenting, communication, child discipline, and more.

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MHA of San Diego County Father2Child Program

Father2Child is a Free Court Approved 12-week program that uses NFI's 24/7 Dad® program for fathers of all ethnicities, offering them new parenting techniques and skills, and encouraging them to improve their awareness of the importance of a father in the life of a child, to create stronger bonds with their children.. 

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Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery County, MD

In this video, a fatherhood program participant shares how the program has impacted his family. For another great testimonial, click here

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The Dream Center (Iowa City, IA)

This video shares how The Dream Center combines 24/7 Dad® with mentoring to strengthen and empower families with a focus on fathers and youth.

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Florida Healthy Start Coalitions Engaging Florida Fathers

The T.E.A.M. Dad program helps new fathers in Florida become responsible, engaged, and empowered fathers using NFI’s 24:7 Dad® Program.

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Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission's P.O.P.S. Program (Fresno, CA)

See how Fresno EOC is training dads to be better dads and community leaders.

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Center for Fathers and Families (Sacramento, CA)

This video shows how an organization dedicated to fatherhood has combined the 24/7 Dad® program with other services that serve the entire family and community.

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The Power of Dads Coming Together: UIH Partners

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Dad's League: 24/7 Dad® Locker Room Sessions

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Youth World Education Project: 24/7 Dad® Facilitator

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Youth World Education Project: 24/7 Dad® Participant

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Testimonials from 24/7 Dad® Program Graduates on the trait of self-awareness

Graduates of the 24/7 Dad® Program run by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania discuss what they've learned

Testimonial from 24/7 Dad Participant Dave Norgart (Iowa):

This do-it-yourself testimonial produced by a 24/7 Dad program participant shows how the program moved this father from the depths of despair to an involved, responsible, committed father. 

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InsideOut Dad® Program

InsideOut Dad®, NFI's evidence-based program for dads in corrections settings, is the most widely used, most comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum designed specifically for fathers that connects them to their families while inside prison or upon release. Watch these inspirational stories of impact and consider how you can tell your story.

The Impact of InsideOut Dad® from Multiple Perspectives

Learn about the impact InsideOut Dad® has in Utah from the perspective of inmates, probation and parolees, facilitators, corrections facility staff, and the director of programs in the Utah Department of Corrections. 

Utah State University (Logan, UT)

The fatherhood program helps fathers work on themselves to learn they can be a great father and how to have better relationships all around.

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Utah State University (Logan, UT)

Father and Son Taz and Tani discuss learning to be better dads behind bars together, and improving their own relationship.

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Purgatory Correctional Facility (Hurricane, UT)

Every Tuesday inside Purgatory Correctional Facility a special class titled “InsideOut Dad®” takes place. In this video, learn how the program is working by hearing directly from the dads whose lives are being changed.

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InsideOut Dad® Program Helps Incarcerated Men Become Better Fathers

Miami Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation.

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Connection: Troy and Xavier Story

Watch Troy's story for an example of how badly a child needs a good example of a father in his life.

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Family Support Services of North Florida/Department of Corrections, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Jacksonville, FL)

Rickie Shaw, a Community Outreach Development Specialist with Family Support Services, teaches the mid-week session of the "InsideOut Dad®" program at the Montgomery Correctional Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Washington State Department of Corrections/Washington State Penitentiary

InsideOut Dad® is the program offered at male prisons in Washington state. The volunteer-led program aims to help incarcerated fathers connect with their children and play meaningful, positive roles in their lives. This video looks at the program at the Washington State Penitentiary.

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Maine Department of Corrections/Maine Correctional Center (Windham, ME)

What's is look like to parent from prison? This video reveals the real issues facing fathers in prison and what can be done to help.

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Mobile County Health Department/Mobile County Metro Jail (Mobile, AL)

Watch this video and see Christopher Sasser, one of several inmates taking part in Mobile County Health Department's Fatherhood Initiative Program. It's the first time this program has come to Metro Jail.

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Nebraska InsideOut Dad®

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Solitary Nation with Matt Duhamel - Fathers in Prison: Learning to Parent Behind Bars

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