Fatherhood FIRE

Empowering Fathers, Strengthening Families

"Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child, but the parent." - Frank Pittman

At Saint Francis Ministries, we believe in the transformative power of fatherhood. Our Fatherhood FIRE (Families Interacting Responsibly and Effectively) program nurtures and strengthens the bond between fathers and their children while supporting the whole family throughout the process.

Our Vision

Fatherhood FIRE isn’t just a program; it’s a movement. It’s about building stronger families, one father at a time. We’re here to support, educate, and empower fathers, ensuring they have the tools and resources to be the best they can be.

What We Offer

  • Relationship Building: Fostering deep, meaningful connections between fathers and children.
  • Co-parenting Support: Helping maintain healthy relationships with mothers, ensuring a unified front for children’s well-being.
  • Economic Stability: Equipping fathers with the skills and opportunities to provide for their families.
  • Education and Support: Addressing issues of anger, domestic violence, and incarceration, transforming challenges into strengths.
  • Inclusive Approach: Serving not just fathers, but also mothers and entire families.

Our Programs

  • 24/7 Dad: A skill-building class for fathers, enhancing parenting skills and emotional intelligence.
  • The Parent Project: Support for parents of strong-willed or challenging children, offering guidance and strategies.
  • Nurturing Fathers: Tailored for fathers dealing with anger or domestic violence issues, fostering healthy relationships.
  • Inside Out Dad: For fathers who are incarcerated, bridging the gap between them and their children.
  • Connections to Success: Comprehensive personal growth and professional development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fatherhood FIRE (Families Interacting Responsibly and Effectively) is a program designed to support and empower fathers. It focuses on building strong relationships between fathers and their children, supporting co-parenting, enhancing economic stability, and providing education and resources for fathers, including those involved in domestic violence situations.

The program is open to all fathers in the community who feel they need support in their parenting journey. This includes biological fathers, stepfathers, and father figures. We also extend support to mothers connected to these fathers, regardless of their relationship status.

No, Fatherhood FIRE programs are free and offered in Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas, thanks to the support of Saint Francis Ministries and a federally funded grant. Our goal is to make these vital services accessible to all fathers and families in need.

If you’re interested in joining the Fatherhood FIRE program, you can start by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, or you can contact us directly at 785-452-1471 for more information. Our team will guide you through the process and help you find the right services for your needs.

Reach Out Today

To learn more about the transformative Fatherhood FIRE program at Saint Francis Ministries or to get involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is dedicated to empowering fathers and strengthening families through comprehensive support and education.

Together, we’re building stronger families, one father at a time.

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Fatherhood FIRE is supported by the Administration for Children and Families of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as part of a financial assistance award over five years with 100 percent funded by ACF/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACF/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit the ACF website, Administrative and National Policy Requirements.

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