The Life Network Men’s Services staff and volunteers currently mentor over 70 dads each month. We recognize that often fathers have the greatest influence on the decisions their partner makes regarding their pregnancies. In addition, we recognize the important roles fathers play in the lives and future success of their children. We serve men by offering: support and options counsel during their partner’s pregnancy test, free STD testing, parent education and mentoring from trained staff and volunteers from early pregnancy until their child is two.
Through our fatherhood program, men learn the basics of pregnancy and child development, how to support their partner, infant care, nutrition, bonding/attachment, toddler care, safety, etc. By participating in the fatherhood program, dads earn “man bucks” to purchase much needed items for their children, such as cribs, car seats and clothing. Ultimately, we hope to impact generations and build healthy families by integrating men into the picture – helping them become involved, committed and responsible fathers.