Stories of Impact

Children, 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

NFI's flagship program 24/7 Dad® 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 a few of the stories of impact from these programs. They are simply a sampling of the stories we hear about that are happening daily across the country:

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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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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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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4 Your Child, Dads Make The Difference Program

This program is run by the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work. They use NFI's 24/7 Dad® Program to transform the lives of dads in their community. 

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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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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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New Opportunities Fatherhood Initiative (Waterbury, CT)

Watch several stories in one video revealing what Waterbury, CT is doing to teach dads how to relate to their child's mom and their children.

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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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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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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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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

NFI's program for corrections, InsideOut Dad®, is the largest, 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.

 

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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Testimonials from participants in First Things First/Richmond City Jail (Richmond, VA)

In this video, see how InsideOut Dad® is helping teach men to be better husbands and dads and connect to their families.

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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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Father-Daughter Dance for InsideOut Dad® Graduates in Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility (Indianapolis, IN)

Watch the video and see how this group is using InsideOut Dad® to connect fathers to familes. Also, see how this Indianapolis Re-Entry Facility Gives 42 Families More Than Just a Dance after they graduate from NFI's InsideOut Dad® Program.

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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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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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